So far the challenge has been going well. I'm feeling good, running smooth and fast, however, now I'm running into a problem.
My legs are getting tight...
The smart thing would be to take more time, however, the ego/pride/stubbornness is making me want to push through. I know well enough that getting injured in January is DUMB, but I don't want to pass up on the challenge that quickly.
So far I've run 15/18 days. I needed to take a day off on Tuesday because the day off I took on Saturday I feel didn't do me justice because I went skiing for 4.5 hours doing moguls and sick jumps.
I haven't given up yet, but I have decided to put more focus on stretching and icing (something I've been neglecting). Its ridiculous how quickly fitness can come back. From only 2.5 weeks of running I'm feeling great and our run workout last night proves this. We did a fartlek workout (speedplay for those who don't know), and I was running with Matt. As we began he was saying that he wasn't going to be able to hold the pace we started at (3:30-3:40/km) and I decided that my goal for this workout was to keep consistent and do so (resulting in breaking him). 29 Minutes later, success. The whole workout I ran just shy of 8km in 29 minutes. which considering that has rest period, I'm pumped.
I've decided to change my interval pace. For the longest time I've stuck with 3:45min/km for running intervals, I've decided its time to push a little harder and move that down to 3:35-3:40. Mistake? We'll see.
After run we did AB RIPPER X, but more on that later.