Today I had 8 miles on my schedule. A tempo run with 5 miles at 6:20 pace (6:20 pace is nearly 10K pace, so the reality is that 4 miles was much more likely). When I woke up I was SORE in my hamstrings and my glutes. Stupid weed pulling in my front yard (Which, ironically isn’t a new “medicinal” medicine the kids are trying) really stretched out the back of my legs to the point of exhaustion. I knew that hitting tempo miles was going to be tough but was going to give it a shot. Of course, when I got out there I had a hard time holding “warm up” pace. The thought of dropping the pace by almost 2 min per mile made me groan in mental frustration so I just ran the rest of the miles at a “normal” pace and called it a day.
The moral of the story? I’m a big wuss and doing simple yard work makes me sore. Seriously, that’s all I’ve got on this one.
Anyone else have issues with their job or life duties getting in the way?