Today’s Workout – Speed Workout
Total Mileage: 13.22 miles
Total Time: No freakin’ idea (details below)
Average Pace: Yep….see above
Okay. I want to go into this post with the most positive outlook I can, but I have to say I finally had an AWFUL workout.
Last night I planned my workout out and was pretty excited to conquer it.
I have a 10k on the schedule to run this Sunday, so I was using this run to help do some speed work and get me ready for it. I haven’t OFFICIALLY signed up for it yet because I am a bit superstitious and still dealing with some hip pain, but hopefully I can get that under control by then.
I started the first section (1 x 3 miles, 2 x 2 miles) and it actually went pretty well. The speed was not a problem. My hip started kicking in around miles 6-7 which made the last mile or so pretty hard.
At the end of 8 I stopped the treadmill because I was starting to get frustrated. I didn’t take a picture of my times or anything because I was so concerned with my hip pain.
I started back up for another mile, and then the husband stopped me and asked if I wanted to finish out my last few miles and hill sprints outside. I decided to try it out to hopefully mix things up.
About .35 miles in I realized I should have stuck to the treadmill and turned around and went BACK to the gym to finish it up.
This is the only part of the workout I actually took a picture of to see my times and such. This 3.5 miles consisted of my 6 x 10 second hill sprints (HARD!) and easy running. I not only use my pictures for the blog, but also to help me track my workouts so I was pretty frustrated when I realized I had forgotten to take pictures of the main workout.
My hip kept hurting and my body was tired throughout the entire workout. We have good days AND bad days right? I am fortunate that I haven’t had too many bad days recently.
I think this picture accurately describes how I was feeling after my workout. I was beat.
I had every intention of getting up super early before an interview I have tomorrow morning (FINGERS CROSSED!!), but after today’s workout I think I will be putting my run off until later in the day.
I am off to shower and get some dinner with the hubby. I will be back later tonight with a product review! I can’t begin to tell you guys how excited I am about some of the great stuff I have coming up including a few more AWESOME giveaways!
Speaking of giveaways – you have 2 MORE DAYS to enter to PRO Compression Giveaway!! I will be selecting a winner Friday afternoon!!
How do you move on from bad workouts or runs?
Sorry today was tough! When I have an awful run, I just try not to dwell on it and move forward. Sometimes I take a day off to let my body rest and regroup. I bet your next run will be really good 🙂
That’s what I am holding out for! Hoping tomorrows run will be better! A new day a new start! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
I keep thinking that every run is a new run. Today I too didn’t have the best run. My legs felt heavy and it look me a while to get into the run. I know that’s okay though. Some days are like that and it makes the good runs that much better! This is partly the reason I love playing tennis too, every point is a new point. There’s no sense in dwelling on something when it’s over. Just gotta move on to the next! PS I love product reviews (well, and giveaways of course)! I will have to check back! Wonder what it is…
Great point! Tomorrow is a new day and a new run and that is the best way to look at it! I can’t even think about running tomorrow yet but I am blessed to be able to run! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
Today was a hard, awful workout for me too. But I just keep reminding myself that it was a workout that is done and in the books. Good luck at your interview!!
Thanks for the reminder 🙂 I have a 10-11 mile easy run on the books for tomorrow and I’m looking forward to a hopefully much more relaxing run! Keeping my fingers crossed for a new day and a better run!
I’ve never commented before, just recently started following your blog. So hello! Sorry you had such a hard run! 🙁 I know the feeling. My last two runs have felt that way. My legs feel really heavy, my chest hurts, and my pace slows. I think my body just needs some rest, I went to yoga tonight, but I’m hoping I feel better soon. I have a 1/2 this weekend and I was really hoping to PR! Good luck on your race!
Good luck on your half marathon!! You will do great! sometimes our bodies just need to rest – and we need to listen to them. I have been pushing my body pretty hard lately and I am hoping it keeps up with me. I hope you feel better and are well rested for your upcoming race!