Yep, I’m training for a Half Ironman and I hadn’t run in a week and a half, until last night. I wasn’t injured, either. I just didn’t feel like running, or getting off the couch for that matter.
The culprit was probably the Dry Creek Trail 1/2. It was a brutal track filled with 700 feet of gain, and I was not prepared.
So, in the days following I started to question my desires for this Ironman business again. I thought, “What the hell am I doing, this hurts!” Then one night I got on my bike trainer and road for longer than I’ve ridden since November and it felt damn good. I was back!
Then I went swimming the next day and it fried my ass, again. I wasn’t back!
I took a day off, then ran last night in the darkness doing my best to avoid wild dogs. Six hilly loops around a .8 mile track in my hood. I took it pretty easy and ran 5 miles in about 40 minutes. I felt good, and am happy to report I feel good now, too.
So, tonight, I will get back onto my bike and see how that goes. I’ll probably wake up tomorrow have a desperate urge to take the day off, but that’s why being on this Zen training plan is so awesome. You just kinda workout when you want to.
Too bad I can’t decide which day I feel like racing the New Orleans 70.3.