Monday, May 18, 2009

The Fallout

After the ride I felt pretty good. I could have gone for a brick run, but by the time I got back to my car it was already after 4 pm. You can bet I was needing some real food besides the fuel I had brought along on the ride. I had an invite to my brother and sister-in-law's place. My brother had spent the better part of Saturday smoking a pork shoulder. Pulled pork, BBQ sauce, provolone cheese all on a cheese bun...plus a spinach salad...amazing stuff!Sunday morning I had a swim and a run on the plan. The swim involved a whole bunch of balance drills. Not really surprising, but I felt the most comfortable when I was on my left side, therefore breathing to my right. This has always been my most comfortable side for breathing. When I flipped on my right I noticed that my legs were more prone to sinking but this definitely helped me even things out. 2000m done and it was time to shower and head out for my run.

I really wasn't expecting amazing things from this run after my epic ride on Saturday. It really was not a big surprise to see my pace was over one minute per mile slower than usual. I thought my legs might shake things out as I continued on but my pace never wavered. I just had no juice in my legs at all. I was supposed to run for 9 miles but when I saw my pace wasn't improving I thought it might be a good idea to cut it short. After all, I do have a race on Sunday so I didn't see much point in gutting the distance out. I cut it back to 5 miles instead. No pain on the run at all...just no juice in the legs. Oh well!

Mondays are a bit up in the air on my schedule now. Angie had me down for just yoga on Mondays. I'm all out of drop in passes at my usual studio and I'm feeling too cheap to purchase some more. I floated the idea of switching Monday out to being an upper body strength day instead. I'd love to have some guns like Missy, I just don't want to swim all of those laps in the pool to get them! Since today was a holiday here - Victoria Day - I spent the majority of my day in pajamas puttering around the house. Finally at 5 pm I made it out to the Y. I didn't do anything fancy - I just ran through the upper body weight machines, did some bicep curls and tricep work, then followed it up with some core and stretching. I had to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few things for dinner and my arms were so tired that it was tough just hanging on to my purse! Yup, I've got some work to do!

6 comments:

lindsay said...

man didn't leave the house til 5pm! :) love those lazy days. can't blame your legs for being tired on the run - you are always moving! 5 is better than nothing.

i sent your email address in btw... so hopefully you'll hear something soon! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i'm limited to upper body for now, so hopefully i'll get some guns of my own ;)

Marlene said...

Mmm, your post-ride dinner sounds great!

Aweosme job on all the workouts this weekend. If I had puttered around all day Monday, I don't think I ever would have gotten myself to the gym.

Wes said...

Opting for BBQ over a brick run is not a difficult choice! and work on them guns, girl!! LOL...

Danielle said...

Oh that smoked pulled pork and provalone sounds amazing! My dad makes really good Canadian bacon, OK, it's pork loin that he marinades, sometimes injects, and smokes, and it's not made in Canada, but it's so yummy!

Rainmaker said...

Mmm...pulled pork. It's SOOO on my weekend 'to-do' BBQ list. :)