The big training thread
I got a run in! I felt too tired all week to get myself laced up and out the door. When training is listed behind family and work on the list of priorities, it’s weeks like the past one and the one coming where I’ll get it in when I can and have the energy. Gotta keep the priorities straight and expectations realistic!
Kept it short today to make sure I can run for longer tomorrow.
And another run this week! 20 minutes was all I had time for, but I got it done. For some reason my left calf got angry with me by the end, so I'll be monitoring that situation for my next runs coming up.
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for this busy period. Just a couple more weeks of teaching at university and my schedule relaxes. Until then, psychological stress remains high while physical stress is relatively low. But stress is stress, so I'll get the runs in for my mental health and then build my fitness up again in a few weeks.
Calf is very angry today. Looks like I'll be a cyclist for a little bit while I recover.
<rant> I feel so frustrated. Yesterday's run was REALLY easy. And recent training load has been super low. I don't understand why it acted up again.</rant>
Onward and upwards. At least I get to build aerobic endurance inside where it's warm *grin*
Dear diary … 😀
I made the time for a 30 minute recovery ride (felt super easy and no calf didn’t complain) in Friday evening and a 35 minute z2 ride in yesterday. Resistance felt heavy, but doable.
I’m happy I can still scratch that endurance itch indoors and pain free. I’ve also got my tunes to keep things upbeat.
"Shut up legs!" - Jens Voigt. I told my legs the same thing today when I almost completed the Long HIIT alternative on the bike.
Almost, because I seemed to have run out of push on the 4th interval. Heart rate never made it over 163, so to me it felt like over-unders at threshold. But my legs disagreed and said nope like I was on a ramp test. In their defense, I'm not familiar with using my Garmin watch to control my smart trainer. So when the pedals started to turn slower, the resistance ramped up quick. I'd rather the power dropped a moment while I collected myself.
** Anyone out there know how to do a bike workout on a smart trainer with a Garmin watch in resistance mode? **
Calf is feeling good, but I'm also not running... But I am biking *grin*