Tuesday, September 14, 2010
This morning the schedule had me doing an 8 mile run. I warmed up with my usual 10 minutes of Pilates before going out, walking a few minutes then starting my run. I felt fine for the first few miles, but for some reason I started to feel really weak and tired after that. My leg muscles felt especially wimpy. I did a route that I've done before, which involves several good sized hills, and it was tough. But I kept telling myself that these hills are a necessary part of training, and I could feel my quad muscles straining up and down those hills. I was able to run the whole 8 miles, though I felt like laying down and taking a nap a couple of times. ;) At 8 miles I slowed to a walk, then stopped to stretch my legs. I still had about a mile and a half to get back home, so after I had rested a minute, I did a slow jog to get back to the house.