After dinner last night I got down on the floor in my living room and started the
torture treatment process for my right leg – foam roller, stick and therapy ball. While at times incredibly uncomfortable, the knot in my quad is almost non-existent and overall, everything felt better. Really, the biggest challenge I had last night while doing this was trying not being mauled by a furry little beast! She seems to think that me on the ground = free for all face licks!!
I woke up this morning and couldn’t believe my ears…it was pouring rain outside!! I don’t know why I was so surprised, it’s not like I had checked the weather – I tend to avoid checking the weather when it’s suddenly cold outside (like the last few days) in fear that I’ll find out it’s going to be cold for a long time! But by the time I stepped outside to walk Abby
it was just sprinkling…but the Diva still wanted nothing to do with it
I dragged her out and around the ‘hood, but it was a shorter walk than usual – I just couldn’t deal with the tantrums!!
Today’s workout was to be on the track and I briefly considered doing it in the basement on the treadmill, but the rain had stayed steady at light, so I figured I’d drive there and if it got bad, I could easily come back. So, I get in my car and as I turn off my street, the heavens opened up. But, I knew the showers were to be scattered all day today, so I thought I’d just see what the track was like, 2km away. Sure enough, it was just light rain over there! Ha! Fooled you, rain!
Did a quick 3k warm-up along the canal – still pretty, just grey.
And then I hit the track for a grueling workout. Really, it was grueling because it involved intervals of 300m which I’m not as familiar with so I’m not as good at pacing myself for them.
Do you know how much I LOVE the recovery time in between sets when I can just stand still or slowly walk around?? SO MUCH. So this “jog recovery” is like a little slice of evil. LOL!
Because of my sore right leg, I made sure I did a full warm-up on the track with some A’s, B’s and heel kicks. But let me tell you, after watching these videos, I want to yell at myself for looking so lazy! I clearly need to work on my form!!
A’s – March
A’s – Skip
C’s – Kick
You can see how it’s really supposed to be done here
I was a bit all over the place, but here are my splits:
Set 1: 60 seconds, 60, 62, 61, 60
Set 2: 59, 60, 59, 61, 57
Set 3: 57, 57, 60, 57, 57
And yes, this means my magic purple shoes got wet and dirty this morning!! WOOHOO!!