Thursday, June 23, 2011

5 Days in a Row

I figured my legs would hurt more after running 5 days with no rest.  I don't remember the last time I ran 5 days in row, but it has been awhile.  Maybe years.  Maybe even dating back to high school when that's just what we did.  We usually ran 6 or 7 days a week.

Today's workout started out as a sauna again, but it clouded up and that made it a little easier.  We ran a 4.25 mile fartlek alternating between 2 minutes hard and 1 minute jogging.  Coach said to run 30 minutes.  It took me 35:17 to cover the course.  I actually walked on a few of the jogging sections just because of the heat.  I didn't feel like I was pushing myself too hard as far as speed was concerned.  It just felt like my head was going to boil over and pop.  There was only a small portion of the course that was covered by trees and by the time I got there, the clouds had already started forming above us and it didn't make a difference.

Once I finished up, the entire group got to drink free Mix1 drinks.  There were a couple girls passing them out to our group, guys playing rugby, and people on the basketball courts.  I've only tried them once and did not like it at all.  I don't remember what flavor it was.  This time I tried a Acai-Pomegranate and it was decent.  It's a small drink that has 10 grams of protein, 10 grams of carbohydrates and a smidge over 1 gram of fat.  They do leave a little powdery residue in your mouth, so I chased it with water.  It definitely helped pick me up a little.

I laid down on the bleachers and rested for about 5 minutes and then decided that I wanted to do a little more work.  I did a few form striders.  I ran 100 meters each and jogged back to the start for a recovery and each run concentrated on different types of strides.  The first one was high knees, the second was butt kicks and the last one was skipping.  Now, my legs were tired.  By this time, you could tell that I only had about 20-25 minutes before the rain was coming, so I jogged 1 kilometer to get the tightness out of my thighs.

Great workout and I am really glad that I have made it 5 days in a row!  Looks like rain is scheduled all day tomorrow.  We really need it.  It is time to turn this sauna into a steam room.

8 comments:

The Green Girl said...

I've been running, cycling, and/or kickboxing twice a day for weeks and I think it caught up with me. My legs are so tight that my personal trainer chewed me out this morning and I almost passed out on the massage table tonight.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Great job!! I can't remember the last time I ran five days in a row either =)

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Great workout! 5 days in a row of running is pretty tough for me, it's rare that it happens!

Laura Frey said...

ya, I'm a 7 day week girl...at first it was exhausting and I was so irritable but now it's second nature. If I don't get my morning run then I'm really irritable! I taper for races or if I don't feel like it I won't. Overall, I love it.

Doug said...

I ran this morning, too. I'm trying to keep it up with some of you ladies. 6 days and counting.

Samantha said...

Nice job running 5 in a row! I usually never run more then 2-3 days in a row, I need a mental break as much as the physical.

The thin seeker said...

Wow, great job!! Wish I could run 5 days in a row. I'm a newbie to running. I use to do track when I was younger but after a good decade or more of not running, it's been a hard road to get back onto.

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