One day left to workout before the Spring Scramble 5K. It’s funny, TJ likes to run the day before a race and I don’t. My best runs are usually the day after a rest day, so I’ll be running today and taking tomorrow off.
Yesterday I completed a hard workout (finally). I feel it has been forever since I was able to do a workout.
I started out slowly and got in my 2 mile warmup with no problems. I remembered my KT Tape this time and was able to use my new headset which was nice so that I could see how it did before the race. I also wore my Asics Piranha shoes for the first time in a workout. I did my sprints to get warmed up and then started my 1/4 mile repeats.
There were a lot of distractions and obstacles yesterday as I ran my repeats. School was letting out and buses were all over the place. Kids were riding bikes and playing. In fact at one point, I was running up to a 4 way stop and a little girl was in front of me riding her bike. She started to turn around and noticed me and got distracted. Right then a car turned onto the street and she did not see it. I yelled, “watch out” and the car honked its horn and she got quickly out of the way. It was scary for me, but gave me some adrenaline to run on for a bit.
I completed all 8 repeats and averaged about a 6:30 pace which is what I wanted to do. It was tough near the end. Also, I didn’t tie my shoes tight enough and half way through the repeats the balls of my feet started killing me as they moved around in the shoe. I could tell I was getting blisters. Good to find this out before the race. So I paused my workout and tightened my shoes and started up again.
Finally after I completed the workout I ran a mile cool down and headed home. My achilles did great until the cool down. For some reason (probably the workout) I could feel some pain, so I stopped after one mile cool down and just walked home. I immediately put my foot into a bucket of ice water and let it soak for 15 minutes.
So all in all it was a good day. I’ll be glad when this 5K is behind me. There is another one in 2 weeks I am interested in. I may run it – just for fun. 🙂