Friday, March 20, 2009

This morning my alarm went off at 4:45 and the first two things I noticed was I had a bad headache and my right calf hurt. After thinking how easy it would be to sleep another two hours before work I thought about my goal, told myself to quit being such a crybaby and got the hell out of bed. A short time later I headed out the door for my run. I walked a bit to warm up the calf and stretched it a little before hitting the timer to start my run. I was supposed to run for 1:15 but had to cut it a bit short to get to work on time. I wanted to do at least 10 miles at a 7:30 pace but ended my run aftter 9 miles. My time was 1:06:29. A 7:23 pace! I felt bad about shaving 8 1/2 minutes off my workout but was really happy with my run. My calf didn't bother me much and my headache never went away but I'm an ironman dammit this is how I'm supposed to feel. As you can tell from my previous post I'm almost finished with my most intensive week so far. Overall I feel awesome. I'm really looking forward to my workouts this weekend but we are heading out of town for our baby shower! Squeezing in workouts is going to be tricky but I think I've got it figured out.

Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

Borsch said...

Good job!

carly said...

Good for you for not wimping out.. I may think you're crazy and not understand it at all, but I'm proud of you for being so dedicated to your goal! You're obviously going to rock this years' ironman! Also, its awesome that you're not using this weekend up north as an excuse to vacation from your workouts.. and it gives me and my family some time to gossip about you ; )