What a day!
I have been doing a lot of running lately, between my runs for training program and the extra runs with the people in my groups I have logged a few KM's. Today I figured I would get out and do an easy short run to keep the legs moving and to get a few more quality km's in. It was not a scheduled run as today was a swim day. So, I got my things together and headed out the door to run in the great lunch time weather. Well, it did not last long! I got about 750m from my house and my legs felt like I was dragging pipes! They were 400 lbs each and my HR started climbing quickly. Hmm! Guess what! Like I have been told by man, the work is done! It is time to get some rest, I have one more long run and I dont need to go out for the 'fun' of it because I can. So, like any wise person would do, I turned around and shuffled my heavy legs back home! My legs actually felt like they were bloated, so, into a pair of compression tights I went to allow what I have done to sink in and do me some good! IN the past I would have been kicking and screaming and bitching about not doing a workout, NOT! I know I am not going to change anything, and after all it was not even a schedules workout! So, a day of leg recovery it was!
But, it was not the end of the day! I did have a swim in the program today. So, I figured as it was in the program it is not an option to skip it. Off I went to the pool! I kicked the ass right out of that practice. It was 3200m of absolute pleasure swimming. The entire time I felt strong, good rhythm and no issues. I was able to keep form throughout and not fall apart in the last 1/3. Even though I was cooked to run, the swim always seems like a recovery type of training. No matter how tired I have been I have always been able to go to the pool and have a productive day! SO, the entire day was not a wash! I was able to be super productive where it counted!
Overall a great day in my world! A little rest for my legs and a lesson in IM training and where it goes after 22 weeks. A great swim to top off a newly acquired discipline this year! I am a happy guy watching the clock countdown!
Cheers to all and I hope our day rocked!