Thursday, April 27, 2006

Not So Much Tempo Run as....

I don't know....walking home :-( :-( :-(

The run did not go well this morning. Jason and I went to bed around 3am after the nice long drive home yesterday and got up at 9am. I honestly have not slept that hard in a long time. I don't think I moved at all during the night because when I woke up my neck hurt from I think sleeping in the same position.

Anyways, after we crawled out of bed, Jason ran to the store to get some bagels and we snarffed one down and headed out. I don't know if we went to fast at the beginning or I was just not fully awake, or I didn't have enough food in me (I honestly ate and ran out the door, maybe it was just sitting in my stomach and not getting to my muscles or wherever the place is that the food goes to help me run) but whatever it was it wasn't good. I got to the turn around point and I was just feeling so bad and out of breathe and oh so frustrated. My legs were just tired, they didn't hurt so much as they didn't want to go forward anymore.

Of course now I am totally worried about the race next weekend because I hate having bad runs so close to the race and I really want to do well at the Indianapolis Half. I mean we still have several runs to get some motion back into our legs, but sigh......I'm just worried about it.

Tomorrow we'll do three, then 3 mile pace on Saturday and then 12 miles on Sunday. I hope these go better than today's run otherwise I'm going to get very cranky and more worked up about the race.

9 comments:

Simba's Mom said...

Don't worry! It was just one bad run. Considering the night you guys had last night, it was admirable that you went out at all.

LeahC said...

thanks...hopefully we'll get some more sleep tonight and then have a better outing tomorrow.

Nicole said...

You both are rockstars running with your crazy schedules and you will both run well in Indy I'm sure. You both inspire me so hang in there

Donners said...

Oh Leah! I'm not surprised you were so stuffed!
When I don;t sleep well my time is slower my legs hurt more and I need more water/food/ everything just to keep functioning.

I, like simba's mom am impressed how well you stick to your schedule when you work so late!

It's always hard when you get back from some time away to get settled into everything again, especially when crap stuff happens.

Don't let this rattle you, remember how much of your running is psychological, calmness will help you to get yourself on track.

You did great in your last race! don;t forget that!

(by the way I have eben reading yuor blog for ages now and I always enjoy it. Keep it up :))

LeahC said...

Nicole and Amiel-

Thanks for the kind words. I am hoping that tomorrows run will go a little bit better....stay tuned.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Hang in there, Leah.

You and Jason have kept up a training schedule that would impress me even if you weren't so busy with work.

If you need to regroup perhaps you should take a day off.

I have no doubt you two will score great times in Indianapolis.

Running Jayhawk said...

:hug:

Everyone has those days!! Maybe Josh is right...perhaps you do need a regroup day?

Haight said...

I agree...a 'regroup day'

It starts at Ann Sather for a late breakfast (sleeping in is part of it)...

Take a stroll to a used record store and browse for a while...

Head over to Murphy's for a couple pre-game frosties....

Then across the street to see the Cubs pound on the Brewers (a couple more adult beverages)...

After the game over to Sheffield's and hang out in the beer garden until dusk...

Then on the way home, head into a burrito place and get one the size of your head...

Get home....eat the obscene amount of mexican cuisine and fall on the couch with ESPN SportsCenter on....

Ummmm....let's just say I've had one or twelve of these 'regrouping days' myself :)

LeahC said...

haight-

that sounds awesome! Go Cubbies!!! Man there is nothing better than a day at the ball park.