|By the way, today is National Running Day!|
Today’s run (treadmill): 25 minutes
I usually take two days off after a race to allow my leg muscles to properly recover. It may be due to my mindset about Sunday’s 8K that I didn’t follow tradition and skip yesterday’s run. I felt like my post race plan didn’t warrant the usual rest, because it was a C- effort on my part. I initially congratulated myself for toughing it out and finishing with a respectable time, but the experience was disappointing. The only thing that made it special was having my family with me.
Yesterday’s run was good, as is typical after a bad run and a day of resting. This morning I opted for a treadmill workout so I could get started and finished more quickly. That left a little more time to rest before starting my day. I ran fine but without much enthusiasm. My only goal was to finish and check the “workout done” box.
Runner’s World tweet this morning: “Chronically sleep deprived? It will impact your running. Try for 8 hours/night.” I had to laugh because 8 hours is roughly the amount of sleep I get over two nights. I wish I could do an experiment comparing my running performance after I sleep for 8 hours a night for two weeks. I’m certain there would be measurable improvement. If only I had the time to do that.