Not sure what happened today. I can’t think of a time when my legs actually hurt during a training run. Even during the half marathons, with the exception of the leg cramps, my legs have never hurt (except afterwards) – especially during a training run. I’m trying to decide if that is a good or bad thing. I did take a week off from running. I can’t say that there was a loftier goal behind it, but I can say I didn’t necessarily slack off during that time. I actually DID do some cross-training. I did several 25-minute cardio and sculpting videos (yes, with light weights). I even “re-joined” Spark People because I love their recipes and wide range of workout videos.
I’m going to put this run in the books as a sign to get back on track. There are several races that I’ve signed up for this fall. I also have to complete at least one redemption run (I now have several to choose from), plus that January Marathon thing continues to loom large in my, not so distant, future. One step at a time, just need to speed them up a bit.