Well, you know what they say about good intentions.
I had every intention of making it 5 miles during my noontime run yesterday. It turns out that I only made in 3.5. I just didn’t have it in me to make it the full 5 yesterday. I think there are a few different contributing factors.
First could be all the stairs and the lower body workout from Monday. My legs didn’t feel entirely that bad so I don’t know if that was the big reason. Second was the lingering cold. I felt much better yesterday overall but I still had some stuffiness up in the head. In particular, my nose was blocked and that prevented me from breathing normally so I was huffing and puffing much earlier in the run than I had anticipated.
Either way, I just didn’t have the energy to cover the full distance. I’m disappointed but I could tell after the 3 mile mark when my head was back, I was breathing hard and my arms were flapping that it wasn’t going to be my day. I like to think I took a lesson from my workouts last week and realized what my limits were instead of pushing myself harder and creating more problems in the longer term. Still, 3.5 miles isn’t a bad run. I should give myself credit for what I did do instead of focusing on what I didn’t do.
So then. What’s the plan for today? I’m going to try for it again. Just because I didn’t make the full distance yesterday doesn’t mean that I won’t today. Wednesdays are normally the day that I hit the pool for the swim but they’re doing repairs on it this week. I figure this is a great opportunity to get an extra run in this week and build a little extra endurance in the legs.
So wish me luck……….again!