Wow. That was not good. So as I’ve mentioned I took about 3 weeks off from regular workouts. So yesterday I went out for a run – my third consecutive workout in a row – and decided to do some intervals. I was GOING to do 6 x 400m but got lazy pushing the buttons on my Garmin (don’t judge) and left it at 8 x 400m instead.
No big deal right? I’ve been doing all kind of crazy interval workouts over the past three months for my modified-5K program. Wrong! My legs were a little stiff and sore already just from cycling the night before (sad, considering how easy a spin it was) and the 8 x 400m was way harder than it should have been. 6 x 400m would have been fine. Plus I went out way too hard considering what I was working with.
Here’s the proof:
But at least I got out there. It was a struggle . . . again. I think for now I’m going to stick with a cardio routine (swim, run, bike, run, repeat) until I’m back in a good rhythm. Then I’ll start to develop a more focused regimen and up the intensity.
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my 375 CPFT goal (it is after all the name of the blog). I’m just reevaluating the plan to get there based on my experiences prior to my unintentional Christmas layoff. I’ve got some interesting ideas. Stay tuned for more motivational and fitness goodness.