Good Morning Bloggers...
Here is a little motivation to get us started…
Yesterday’s run was pretty solid. My strongest effort I’ve produced to date had me at the saddle in about 20 min. Yesterday I hit the saddle in 24 minutes which is pretty good considering my fitness level is trash right now. I wanted to share/record a few take away’s from yesterdays run.
Legs Need Work – My legs handled the climbing pretty well. I was taking breaks to catch my breath more than I was taking breaks because my legs were burning…BUT… the way down was a whole different story. My quads were screaming by the time I was half way down the mountain. I love running downhill, the challenge, the technical running, and the speed all produce adrenaline that I just can’t get enough of and keeps me coming back. The drawback is that my feet and quads get thrashed and I can totally feel it today. Is that why people do strength training??
Go Feet Go – My feet are still a little tender here and there but I really feel that’s normal wear and tear that we get after a good run. I am far from the shooting pain each morning when I get out of bed. It’s funny because I still get out of bed bracing for the pain and lightly walk first thing in the morning as a precaution. Not to jinx myself but I think the PF is pretty much gone, which is a HUGE relief.
The Joy of Running – I’m always concerned that one day I’ll wake up and literally feel the desire to run just evaporate. Well as of yesterday that feeling is not going away anytime soon. The fire and spark are coming back fierce and I really have to temper it to avoid getting injured again. I feel like hitting the mountain each day of the week to get back to my fitness level at the end of last year. Now I know I cant do that but its exciting to feel that passion and still enjoy running this much.
Reminder that we are a couple weeks away from the Boston Marathon and Sage Canaday is training hard to run and get his Olympic Trials Qualifier. I think we should turn Boston Marathon Monday into a holiday so we can all watch, anyone want to sign that petition lol???
What does everyone have going on this weekend? Who has races and who has training runs planned?