Monday, December 3, 2007

Obsession?

Nate made mention to me that I was overcompensating for my time off... And, I couldn't agree more. My foot was tight today as I neared the end of my run and I probably am ready for a day off. Coincidentally, tomorrow is an easy day to rest. My company has it's Open House at the new offices and it will be a long day. So, I guess I deserve/need a day off.

That said, today's run was pretty good. I tried to push the pace and it was difficult. But, it was that good difficult that results from a tough run. I can't say that I struggled through the whole run. But, overall it was a pretty good pace workout. The rest of the week looks like this...

7 on Wednesday, 4 on Thursday, 5 on Friday and off on Saturday. Then, the Jingle Bell 5k on Sunday.

Run recap- 3.97 miles, 34:31, 8:42 pace

3 comments:

Nathan said...

I am certainly not trying to tell you what to do, but your training log looks an awful lot like mine did right up until I messed up my hip.

There were a lot of entries saying that "my legs want a rest", "I keep gravitating toward a faster pace". I am not saying, that because I got hurt, it will happen to you, but I would hate like hell to see you make your way back from a 3 week injury only to _really_ hurt yourself now.

Eric Gervase said...

Hmmm... I hear ya. For real this time, I do hear ya. But, I think I am ok just listening to my body. I'm taking today off to see how I feel. If I need a short one on Wednesday, than so be it. Thanks for the heads up though.

I'm caught in this place of, I feel fine and am really wanting to run. I know I don't have any races or anything... And, we are headed into the winter doldrums. But, I just want to get some good training in regardless. I don't know.

The 5 days a week is something I'm doing for the weight control/loss part of my plan. The intensity doesn't necessarily have to be there though. Maybe more "easy" runs instead of pushing the pace?

Nathan said...

Yeah, my advice (and you know my level of knowledge is the same as yours) would be that if you must run, at least drop the pace every other run.