|Zen in my den|
Since today is Thursday I obviously spent the past three days freaking out about today's tempo run. I like my comfort zone and my slow pace, thank you very much. Part of the reason I signed up for this training class was to push myself out of my comfort zone. Well, Tempo Thursday's fall WAY outside of this zone. Time to suck it up Mollz.
|Had to bust out the rain gear tonight. Mother Nature you win again.|
The rain turned into a drizzle and wasn't too bad, but it was COLD. I didn't wear my gloves because 1. it was 30+ degrees out and 2. I ALWAYS end up taking them off and didn't have pockets today. It certainly did not feel like 30 degrees a mile into the run and my hands were FREEZING. What are the odds that the one time I don't wear my gloves it's the one time I actually need them!?
We did about 3.5 miles total, 2.5 of which were at tempo pace. I tried to keep my pace under 12 minutes and really struggled during the second mile since it was all uphill. Overall it was a pretty tough run, although I probably could have pushed myself a little harder. I'm taking baby steps on that whole move outside your comfort zone thing.
I really felt my knee towards the end of the run (welcome back, recurring injury -- haven't missed you). I'm having a hard time deciphering between whether it's pain or whether it's just stiff and irritated from the cold. Either way...time for some quality time with the foam roller, ibuprofen, and ice!
|Frozen veggies > Ice packs|
See ya on six mile Saturday!