Tuesday, August 6, 2013

How to Make a Run Even Harder

Here's a new tip for everyone:

If you run 6.4 miles in the morning then do legs in the evening (even light legs) then decide to get up and run 10 miles the next morning, you will regret it. Just sayin'

Clearly I don't always make the brightest choices when I work out. I definitely didn't plan that out very well. In fact, I hadn't planned on legs at all on Monday evening. I was just going to do biceps, triceps and some abs. 

But, I got going and thought, "Hey, why not toss in legs for fun." Because, you know, leg workouts are oh so fun right? So, I did so without really thinking about the next morning's run.

Apparently it was a better workout than I had though, either that or I've been such a slacker about leg work that any little bit bites now. 

Let's just say this run was on the tougher side. It was around 80 degrees (yes, at 5:30 am), and the humidity and dew point were nice and high. You know, that kind of muggy, thick, warm air that makes you feel like you need gills. Weather was definitely not on my side. Add the sore legs into the mix and you've got one recipe for disaster on hand. 

It was completely dark when I set out on the run. And while there wasn't a brilliant sunrise, the sky was really interesting nonetheless, which made me smile. I definitely needed that. The run wasn't the worst. But it was definitely tough. I had to sort of will my legs to keep moving after the 8-mile point. Trust me, they yelled and screamed back the rest of the run. But, got it done!


So, question of the day, are you prone to making bad decisions like I did? Do you get overzealous with workouts sometimes without thinking ahead to the next one?

(PS: For some reason, my comments on some blog posts aren't going through.)