Workout – Easy Day

Total Mileage: 3.02 miles 

Total Time: 31:00

Average Pace: 10:20 pace 

Today was a simple easy run.  I was pretty worn out after my work and didn’t have much time to eat, so I headed straight from work to eat dinner I knew even with a short easy run that I wouldn’t have the energy I need. 

About an hour or so after my dinner I to the gym to run since we had a sudden storm and rain.  I started on the treadmill with the goal of running 3-4 EASY SLOW miles. The goal was just to relax and enjoy it. Unfortunatly my food had not quite digested and I just felt kind of “off” the entire time.

Easy runs are vital when you are working on speed.  I could have easily taken today off but I wanted to get my legs worked out and feeling better. 

I knew I had a speed workout tomorrow so I opted to cut it at 3.02 and walk a few laps around the indoor track. I want to save everything I have in my legs for tomorrow, and I also wanted to add a little something extra.

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After I got home and once the rain had died down some I worked on form drills.  I have always struggled with my form and want to do everything I can to perfect my form and help to avoid injury in the future. 

Today I focused on the following 5 drills:

1. The Ninja

2. A-Skips

3. High Knees

4. Butt Kicks

6. Side Shuffle

Most of these are self explanatory but if you would like to see these done, check out Dathan Ritzenhein in this video:

Last night as I was working on some blog stuff my right calf cramped up pretty bad. Yes, I know I need to do a better job of stretching. As my husband has been telling me “you have to do the little things if you want this.” Lesson learned.  I foamed rolled for quite some time, but today it is still pretty sore.

Lesson for the day:

1. Do your form drills

2. Stretch, stretch, stretch, stretch

3. Believe. Believe that you can achieve WHATEVER you want to achieve. I deal with a lot of self doubt and I am really working on believing in myself and having the confidence that I can do this!

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Are you good at making sure you stretch after every workout?

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