I was able to string together a multi-sport day like this in the past but today it felt incredibly laborious and slow. Too much too soon?
While on the Howe Street stairs this morning I started out feeling wasted and tired but that's usually normal. :) I loosened up and started to feel improvement but then the tiredness returned and I just quit after 30 minutes because I was too exhausted to continue!
That should have been a huge red flag but I forged on.
Did I mention that I hung out in the sun at lunch and sat down in Colman Park (in the sun) for a bit before the regular Tuesday Fleet Feet Sports run? By the time it started I was half asleep and during the run I never felt anything close to vim or vigor. It was pretty arduous from the start and at the first sign of a hill coming back I was walking. If you look at my GPS data below carefully you will see that I had to walk FIVE MORE TIMES in the last three miles. Not only was I tired, I just had zero will to work.
At least the day was spectacular.
And after the run we had an impromptu egg toss competition in Colman Park! That was a blast. Several people in the park joined us as there were extra eggs so we had 12 teams/pairs of people. I paired up with Julie Cassata and we got 2nd place! Even while up against ringers... :)
Hilariously (not!) my ride home from the run felt fine. Jesus.
|Workout Food||stairs - half a large bottle w/2 scoops HEED|
run - water
|Time of Day||stairs - 5:45 AM|
run - 6:00 PM
|Weather||upper 70s, sunny, dry, calm|
|Course||stairs - Howe Street|
run - summer route
|Time||stairs - 31:34|
|Distance||stairs - 9 flights (1.5 miles)|
|Pace||stairs - 3:30/flight|
|Equipment||stairs - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix|
run - Brooks Launch, Garmin Fenix
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500
|Clothing||run - Brooks 5" Essential Run Short|