Monday, June 1, 2009

Doing too much speed?

I didn’t run much this week, since I took off work, and rehabbed my kitchen.  That’s hard work!  I have a lot of respect for people who work in construction for a living.  Especially ones who run!  No wonder they look at us funny.  When you totally deplete yourself at work, and then go running afterwards, that’s a sign of a true masochist.

I didn’t run on Wednesday.  On Thursday, I went to Goucher to run on their track with BRRC.  The goal was 6x800m.  After four, the area on the inside of my right knee started to get tight, I think that’s the IT band, so I skipped #5 and stretched and jogged.  #6 felt fine, so I was relieved.  I think I did too much speedwork last week, and I’m glad I listened to my body, instead of just following a workout plan.  As I get older, I’m finding this strategy works better.

Maybe I should do just one speed session, and do one hill session per week, in addition to the longer steady runs.  I’ll have to think about that.

I didn’t run Friday, and on Saturday, I ran a few miles in the morning before working on the hizzy.

Sunday was a gorgeous day.  Instead of doing rehab work, I just went to Home Depot to get supplies, then I ran and swam.  I did 7 miles from Canton to the Inner Harbor and back at about 2pm.  It was kind of hot; I was glad I brought along a water bottle, and wore my HAT Run hat.  It was kind of slow for me, 8 something per mile.  I guess I need to acclimatize to the heat for the warmer months coming up.  The roof was off the pool, and I did my usual first pool workout, which is 12 laps (24 lengths).  The pool was awesome.  The way the shade falls across the pool, it was cold at one end, and warm at the other!

I finished up with a walk to the Polski festival, where I enjoyed some tasty beverages and ethnic food.

Now that I am back to work, I am going get back into a better running schedule.

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