Saturday, 28 November 2009

Feet Up

After trying my very best to behave all week and avoid tough VO2 sessions or long runs I was expecting to feel full of beans by this weekend. I seem to remember thinking the same during my recent rest weeks, when you'd expect to feel fresh and frisky and instead I seem to feel a weird kind of training cold turkey; the legs feel sore and stiff and energy levels don't reflect the dramatic reduction in body flogging.
Last night another trot around the local hockey pitches under dark and soggy skies meant an easy run and a chance to save the legs from the tarmac. It also meant an early start to some Friday night sofa surfing and catch up TV. Yay. This morning was another easy amble around the village in daylight. A treat after what seems like pretty uninterrupted nocturnal training since the clocks went back and winter came to visit.
Heart rate and legs are telling me I'm a very creaky old duffer. Hopefully the adrenalin and focus of tomorrow's race will be the wake up call I need. Though its the North of England 10m Champs it still feels sort of nicely low key after the rather stressful races in recent months. I'm really looking forward to catching up with all those friendly local faces, (particularly during the race) and will ponder this as I enjoy my slobbing Saturday. Now then, back to some serious fueling.


Anonymous said...

Best of luck to you and M tomorrow. I had hoped to come and watch and give some support but I feel I need to direct my efforts towards a Calederdale Way relay recce instead with JC & SB tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed for a good placing for you and a sub 60 for M. Oh and no nasty weather to ruin good times.

Runningbear said...

Thanks v much for the supportive message. Good to hear you're running and hope you're on the mend. Missed you to chase at the race today. Get fit soon!

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