Aside from two ‘Warrior’ workouts and few yoga poses that tested my stretchable limits, I’ve taken it pretty easy on the legs since the Platte Half. Having raced them hard twice in as many weeks, I thought they could use a break.
Instead I roused up the lactic acid with the above-mentioned adventures and a ride on the road bike, with D, for the first time in months. My sit bones didn’t thank me for that, but a sunny day on the road did!
My muscles have been perpetually sore since Thursday, it’s fun.
With easy miles checked off the list Monday, it was time for a test. Were we ready for tempos again? Is it safe to get back in the groove?
Let’s find out.
6:15 a.m.: Wake up call, 1/2 banana + water, dressed for the cold!
6:40 a.m.: On the sidewalks! And wondering if I’ll get soaked or snowed on. Feeling the tempo attitude coming…
Warm –up thoughts on pace: It should be at least 7:30s, if I raced at ~7:45 comfortably for a much longer distance. Got that, leggies?
7:26, 7:21, 7:26
Cool-down thoughts on pace: Whoop! I’m tired now.
Test: passed! As I’ve alluded to, I have a few goal races in mind for the coming months, all in preparation for a bigger race this Fall. It’ll be a challenging process, but that’s the fun part.
Are you a tempo-run fan? How do you decide speed work paces?