This morning’s workout is… coffee! I swear I got up on time and everything, made it downstairs with my workout stuff on, and then clued in that I could work out after work. This immediately seemed like a great idea, and I promptly hit the coffee maker and grabbed my track pants.
Yesterday was my least favourite workout of the week – the long run. I actually had a pretty great run, so this is not a complaint at all. I covered 18 km! But I’m sore.
18 km on a 5:07 pace. That’s pushing it for me (remember, not a real runner. normal guy), and I am feeling it a bit today. Still, it was a great run. Three new PRs and a sub-25 min 5k have me feeling pretty good. I don’t do a lot of pure run road races which is part of the reason why I am nudging my records down a bit every little while. I don’t have big breakthrough performances on the run at events because my runs are after riding. So I don’t think I’m overreaching in my training, I’m actually just getting better.
But that left me pretty wiped. Yesterday after the run I managed to not move much. After a hot shower and warm clothes I basically sat on the couch and ate food with my feet up for a few hours before getting to bed early (which for me was a bit after 9:30. I’m cool).
My weekly ride schedule involves six rides, four of which take place at 5 AM and the other two on Saturday & Sunday. Today being Wednesday is supposed to be a Trainer Road ride called Looking Glass. It’s 80 min with an IF of .78. I might be ok on the bike, or it might completely suck and grind and hurt. But, rather than risk it, I thought I could do that after work instead and take a few extra hours of recovery. My knees feel tight – no pain but definitely inflamed a bit – so I’m going to care for them. Last week following my long run I had a failure of a workout the following morning. Rather than have that happen, I’ll sacrifice a bit of leisure time. Besides, now I have time to drink more coffee this morning! Recovery!