Last night since it was the first night, I had to be done with my workout by 6. Which I did, so no problem; I felt rushed but now I have a whole extra 15 min since I dont have to be at PIM spot till 6:15. :o)
Workout was to be 5 miles total w/
- 4 x 800m at 4:09-4:15
- 4 x 400m at 2:01-2:03
I dont have my Garmin here with me at work, but I do know that my first 800m was a bust coming in at 4:26. I did my 1 mile warmup and I could tell already. I was just flat out exhausted. My legs felt dead from all the running, hill workout and weights...
I will look at the Garmin tonight, but I know I got better, not worse, but I had to really work at it...By the time I got to the 4th 800m I thought I might collapse. By this time Coach was there, so I took a bit of a break and spoke to him about a few things I had emailed him about on Monday (more on that in another post)..
My 400's were great. They always are. Again, I know my last 400m came in at 1:57. And I thought I might throw up after that :o) But I didnt.
I walked about another 400m before I jogged the last 1/4 mile to the PIM spot...but since it was getting cooler out, I had to jog about another 1/2 mile to go back to my car and retrieve a long sleeve shirt. Needless to say I got my miles in with no problem :o)
Today is to be an easy run day with weights with the trainer (chest and shoulders), but when I woke up this morning, I am calling it an extra day of rest. I left the gym bag at home; not to say I wont go out and do a few miles when I get home, but I kind of doubt it. I need a good long (ish) run on Saturday and I have that thing called a half marathon in 9 days up in Dallas, so I need to start thinking about that little task at hand. Not an easy course by any means so I need to have my wits about me leading up to it...
Question: How do you know when its time to take a break (even for just one extra itty bitty day) and how do you do it without feeling guilty?