Currently writing this sitting in a lush bath after a disappointing 3km run..
Distance has not been in the cards for me this week, I can get in 5km but my time is just not what I want it to be.
60 mins for 6km is basically double what I would like to be running come race weekend 4 weekend from now.
Today I went to Goodlife for an early morning cardio session.. I wasn’t planning on running any distance I just wanted to get my blood pumping. I did foam rolling before I started to loosen up my tight muscles, approx 25 mins on the treadmill and 15 on the elliptical.
I got home realized how nice it was out FINALLY and decided I would try for a outside distance run.. HAHA .. the thought was there anyway .. I got those 3kms in and that was it.
I thought about giving up at 1km but what’s the point of getting all dressed and ready to go if you’re not going to put in the time.. so, half hour out and 3kms in.
Although my distance isn’t there my cross training days and recovery sessions have been on point!
I might be over doing leg day a tad as it’s difficult to run the days after .. hahah
As for recovery; my foam roller has been my best friend. The knots in my quads and IT bands are unreal.
HELLO LUSH BATHS + HALO TOP ICE CREAM!!!!!
One thing that I has been accompanying my runs at the gym lately is Allmax CARBion+ , it’s full of important electrolytes (Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium) and delivers a energy source to get through tough runs! It comes in a yummy Fruit Punch flavour and is available at Supplement King!
I find it super helpful for staying hydrated running exhausting and extreamly sweaty runs!
Unfortunately due to my work schedule I’m thinking I’m going to miss tomorrow mornings run. I work backshift tonight and get off at 7am and the run starts at 9am. If my sleep before backshift was better I could probably make it to post backshift runs but backshifts have not been kind on me lately.
Going to rest up my legs and be fully prepared to run Tuesday evening. Although not prepared to start 7:1s I’m thinking I’m going to stick to 5:1s for a bit and work my way up as my legs get stronger.
Even us mentors are having troubles this year.
Not every run can be a good one but the important thing is to try!