How Am I Feeling Today?
Still a bit tired, but not nearly as bad as yesterday morning. It is amazing what a good night’s sleep will do for you. The body seems to be adjusting to my new training plan, but doesn’t want to admit it. Even though I am 100% better than yesterday, I am still thinking about making today a rest day instead of Sunday, but I haven’t decided yet. If I don’t, I am fairly certain that I will cut the run back to 25 to 30 minutes versus the scheduled 40. I want to be smarter than I usually am about training this cycle.
Today’s Running Focus
Planned Workout Description:
Workout: Stryd 5K Plan – Week 1, Day 5
40:00 minute easy
Easy runs are an important part of balancing training intensity and recovery. Your target for this run is 65-75% of your Stryd Auto-Calculated Critical Power. You are encouraged to start out at the lower end of your prescribed range and progress to near the top of your prescribed range by the end of the run. While going above your prescribed range might feel easy in the moment, it is important to remember the purpose of an easy run is to promote recovery without adding additional fatigue.
Where does this run/workout fit into my running priorities?
Today definitely fits in with train smarter and be healthier. I am not attempting to overdo things and am listening to the body very closely.
- 2 x 15 Straight Leg Eccentric Calf Drops each leg on the ladder
- 2 x 15 Bent Leg Eccentric Calf Drops each leg on the ladder
- 50 – Calf Raises both legs on the ladder
- 2:30 – Calf stretch on the ladder
- 20 – Hip stretches on the steps
- 20 count – Hip stretch on the steps
What I Actually Did Today:
Did that workout go as planned?
I decided to not run after I got back from taking the ASICS Gecko’s to the UPS facility in Waterville for return – they just didn’t fit correctly. When I got back I figured that I would run, but I was feeling really tired and beat. So, I listened to the body and had nice rest day, puttering around the house reading a little and working a blog post that meant a lot to me.
Some days it is better to take a day off and come back the next day refreshed and ready to go.