It’s easy to feel like listening to your body = giving up on a workout. It has been a long time since I stopped mid workout. 2 of my 3 kids were sick last week, and yesterday and today I have been able to tell my body is FIGHTING it.
Today’s speed on the treadmill was going to be 40 minutes of 4 min on, 1 min off. I love this workout on my gym’s treadmills because you set it to auto – it slows down and speeds up to whatever you set it to. No brain activity required. Perfect. My goal was the 4 min at 6:40 pace. 1 min as slow as needed :)
From the get go, I knew I didn’t feel right. I always warm up 1.5 miles. Even at an easy pace, my body felt sluggish. And then HOT. I wondered if the airflow was off in the gym. Or maybe something we wrong with me? After my warm up, I stopped and stretched and tried to muster by determination.
I fought my way through 4 reps. Normally I do my recovs around 6.5 (9:13 pace) on the treadmill. Yet I was needing to walk and barely jog each time today. By the 5th rep I knew my body was DONE. I knew I wasn’t quitting. I was making a wise choice. One workout is not worth making myself more sick. I was sweating way more than normal. Like dripping off me nasty sweating after getting off the ‘mill. Gross. I did head to the CXworx core class when I got off the treadmill. And that was good – and the good kind of HARD.
In reality, this is a good week for less miles. I have been running solid weeks. I am also racing a 15K on Sunday. I am just hoping and praying I am well by then! And my legs will be rested :)