Last week I doubled my weekly mileage (including a 17 mile long run when I’ve been doing 8-12) and my legs are a little creaky. I ran The Monday Night Run with Super Jock N Jill on Monday night at a pace that was definitely do-able, but much faster than I’d usually run a recovery run. I’m a sucker for running with other people and get so excited about being with a group (and child-free for a run!) that I tend to go overboard. After the run we did drills to finish off.
Needless to say, the legs were feeling a little achy today and I knew a full track workout wasn’t smart. Plus, I’d eaten a large meal just 1.5 hours beforehand so I knew sideaches were a definite. But… I wanted to get some speed done. So… I did a cop out workout. Yes, I did a workout that was easy, but still got my legs turning over and boosted my confidence.
Jeff and I brought Currie to the track and let her run around and I did 8×100 meters hard with 100 meter jog. I felt fast so this was a good confidence builder even though it wasn’t exactly a quality workout. Then I got the urge to do a 400. I did a 75 fairly effortlessly but could feel a little pull in the hamstrings from lunges the night before so I shut down the fast stuff right there, did a cool down, and did some good stretching. We finished up with some fruit/veggies smoothies at Jamba Juice. Yum!
Sorry no cute pics today.
What do you think? Is a cop out workout better than nothing at all?