Being flexible

Well, as I told you yesterday morning, I just couldn’t drag my ass out of bed at 4:30am on the first day back from vacation, so I postponed my 3 mile run. I ended up doing it yesterday afternoon at 5pm, and man oh man was it hot.

On the thermometer it was only about 15 degrees warmer than what I’ve been training in, but when you add the element of the sun beating down on you when you’re not used to it, that makes a difference, even if it’s only psychological. I ended up doing my 3 miles on a moderately hilly course, running 7:37 miles, which I guess is okay for someone that’s just getting back in the game, but I was suffering by the end.

To get back on track for the week, I’d planned on getting up and doing my 2 miles this week, but once I got up and moving around that just didn’t feel like a good idea. There was some tightness in my legs, and while I’m fairly certain I could have gone out and ran the 2 miles without hurting myself, I didn’t really see any reason to risk it. It’s probably not wise for a beginner to do two training runs less than 12 hours apart, and I have a rest day I can shuffle around so I’m going to try to finish out the week being somewhat flexible. As long as I get my miles in, I’ll consider it a success. I worry that my body will adapt to not getting up so damn early, so I’m going to call today my rest day. I’m not going to sneak in my two miles after work, I’m just going to get up early tomorrow and Friday for my scheduled 2 and 3 mile runs. At least that’s the plan at the moment, things may change when I get home and I may decide I can pull off the 2 miler and the 3 miler within 12 hours :) Nah, I’ll stick to my guns, today there is to be no running… probably