I had to run on Mr T on Tuesday so I did 5kms with a few speed spurts here and there to break up the monotony. I was sweating buckets and my face was bright red when I finished, as always, but my heart rate was really good again throughout run. It was a good session 😀
Yesterday I headed out to Princes Park at about 11am with the intention of running my 5kms. I only managed 2.5km 😦 It was hot with the sun pounding and I was tired so as soon as I spotted car at half way mark I couldn’t envision running the rest, so I decided not to. I have never ever done that before, usually I can push through. I guess I should have realised the mindset I was in when I arrived at PP and circled it twice looking for the “perfect park”. There was plenty of parking available let me tell you! I made a deal with myself that when I got home I would do 20mins on the Spin bike but I clearly could not be trusted as I only managed 5mins. I was truly a shocker yesteday 😳
Today I was all set to run outdoors but hubby couldn’t look after pesky 3 year old so I ended up at the gym and had to live with the fact that it was going to be another tready run. I have been getting all sorts of different niggles when incline of Mr T has been on 1%, even 0.5%, so I have had to alternate a bit between 0% – 0.5% to stop them. I use to always run at 1% incline but with R4Ks to close, I just decided to do whatever I had to do to get rid of niggles! I only did a 3km run because I ran a little bit yesterday so that is two consecutive days. Surely it doesn’t count because of piddly distances !!
I had planned on a 12km run on Sunday but I have to say my body is feeling a little weary. I was thinking maybe a massage might help but probably have left it a little late in regards to R4K. I might try and book in for a gentle one on the Monday to give me plenty of time to recover from any adverse effects. I am a little nervous though, maybe I shouldn’t. My sciatica is back and I have a little hip discomfort which is not unusual for me but it does seem just a little more than usual. I don’t plan to do much next week, haven’t actually got a plan but I do want to do spin on Tuesday and Body Balance on the Friday. Runningwise, not sure what to do as I really want to feel rested and with fresh legs 😀
*Edit* I have bitten the bullet and booked into the gym MT. I probably would have preferred to go somewhere else that caters in Sports Massage but trying to find somewhere at short notice and tying in the time to get pesky 3 year old looked after was proving to difficult. The girl at the gym practices TCM Remedial Massage (Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage) and her 10am appt cancelled so I snapped it up. I am sure it will be ok for what I am after at the moment. So I have the creche booked and my fingers crossed!