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Sometimes I am a yoga loving hippe freak, other times I am a stubborn semi-type A control freak. I am usually able to go with the flow but when it comes to my training I tend to be a “by the book” kind of girl and that sometimes gets me into trouble (okay, injured).
I had a rather high (for me) mileage week but have been feeling great. I stuck to my plan and took yesterday off and headed out this morning with Moose to tackle 5 miles. I try to push myself a little in my Tuesday training runs. Comming off a rest day my legs are usually feeling great and I have a good time. Today’s plan was a 1 mile warmup, 3 mile tempo(ish) run, and a 1 mile cool down.
From the beginning, my body was not cooperating with me. I thought after a mile or so I would start to feel better but I was wrong. My body just would not let me push. I managed to get through 3 very slow miles and knew that the only way I could get the last two in was to walk all of them.
In the past I would have forced myself to struggle through but today I allowed myself to stop and go home. 3 miles will just have to be enough for today. I may squeeze a couple of extra miles in later in the week to make up for it or I may not. I am learning to let go….well trying to anyway.