I headed out after work for an easy recovery run. I didn't realize how much Tuesday night's running club track workout had taken out of me until I started running. My legs felt heavy and didn't loosen up for over a mile but finally I settled into a relaxing pace.
This was only my second run from my new house and I enjoyed exploring some of the nearby neighborhoods. Thankfully I did not get lost and made it home but by the end of the run I was soaked from the rain. It wasn't really pouring rain just a light drizzle but I still looked like a wet dog when I arrived back home.
|Yay Rain - Green grass again!|
This morning (Thursday) I did NOT want to get up and run but I knew I needed to because I have plans for tonight. My legs were still feeling Tuesday's 800s and I barely was able to hit my half marathon tempo. Thankfully it is done and I can enjoy the rest of my (busy) day.
Tuesday's killer track workout:
2 mi warm up
8x800m (Yasso's) at 3:25-3:30/800m
2 mi cool down
Wednesday's easy relazing run:
4.5 miles at 8:40 pace
Thursday's "I wish I was still sleeping" tempo run:
5.5 miles with 3 miles at HMP (~7:40ish)
As I was running this morning I was seriously lacking motivation and I was trying to figure out why. It has to be the fact that I am following a full blown half marathon schedule with no Half marathon race in sight. Two of my running buddies from running club are running a half on September 17th but I will be on my honeymoon so I can't run it. But I am still training with them. I am finding it harder and harder to dig up the motivation to run when I have no goal race! I guess that means that I need to find on ASAP!
How do you stay motivated with no training plan?? Happy Thursday!