I had a couple of good long runs this past weekend. I did 8k on Friday and 10k on Saturday. I was feeling a little ache in my quads this morning so I didn't plan on running with my group (because I knew no one would be there). Instead, I still went out to the practice session and planned on walking with the walking group. Here I am feeling smug thinking to myself that a nice leisurely walk is just what my sore quads needed. I am a total tool. I will never underestimate the walking group again.
|The entrance to the trail that goes to|
Bayfront Park. Very pretty fall colors!
|I was freaking cold when we left for the|
walk this morning!
We did a 12k walk to Princess Point and beyond to Bayfront Park. It is quite the trek and let me tell you, when I was done, my legs were screaming. As I'm walking back to my car, one of the marathon runners, who is also a Pilates instructor, stops me and tells me that she can see that I'm limping. I really was. Those marathon walkers can walk freakishly fast. I almost had to run to keep up with them. All in all it was a good experience (except for the sore legs), but I probably should have taken today as a rest day since my legs were sore to begin with. Always listen to your body!!!!!!
Tomorrow night Beverly and I start our second Learn to Run (LTR) clinic at the Running Room. I'm excited about this clinic. We have more participants than our last LTR, and now that I sort of know what I'm doing, I feel more confident as an instructor. I also noticed that a couple of men joined again. This completely blows my theory of men being too proud to join a LTR clinic. The past clinics (prior to Bev and I teaching them) were always women. Off to put my peanut to bed...then I'm going to read and hit the sack myself. I'm up at 5:30 am for my morning run. Love running in the morning. Gives me tons of energy for the rest of the day and puts me in a good mood.