With the relay only a few days away, I decided to do only one more run and give my body a couple of days to recover. Plus, give me some time to make my fuel reserves will be there. I hit the road and trail after work and did a 5.66 miles. My pace was just under 10 minutes per mile. Not bad, I shaved about 30 seconds off from when I first started training a month ago.
Next stop, the Ragnar Relay.
I got up and headed to they gym with every intent of a good run. It didn’t exactly work out that way. I did my usual 5 minute warm up walk on the treadmill before resetting for the run. I wanted go for speed, but the energy just wasn’t there. I switched goal from speed to incline. I still completed over 4 miles, for 352 feet incline.
I realized the fuel wasn’t in me. The night before, dinner was a big salad and I had not really eaten that much during the day. Diet is an important part of this training, and shouldn’t be shorted.
I am an IT Project Manager and as such, my work does include managing deployments that happen overnight. This was a weekend where we did a deployment that started at 9:00 PM Saturday night and finished at 3:30 AM Sunday morning.
I have to say that this run was not bad considering I had only about 4 1/2 hours sleep the night before.