My runs yesterday were intense. And yes I said runs. In an attempt to up my millage for my 50 miles in 30 days, I decided to do both of my cardio stints on the treadmill. For my "warm up" stint, I ran a 10 minute mile (with two minute warm up and five minute cool down.) I was feeling pretty good after that, so I did some ab work and stretched while I waited for the S.O. to show up. When he showed up we got back on the treadmills, and I planned on a 25 minute run with a 2 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down.
After my 2 minute warm up, i set the pace at 5.5 and off I went. Around 22 minutes I was feeling it, and somewhere in there I had to slow to a walk for 30 seconds to recover for a bit. I upped my pace again to 5.8 for a while, and then hit another wall somewhere around 24 minutes, so I walked for another 30 seconds. I did my customary sprints at the end, starting at around 25 minutes (I go to 27 to compensate for the 2 minute warm up) upping it to 6.0, then at 26 minutes upping it to 6.5 and finally upping it to 7.0 for the last 30 seconds.
Let me tell you I was completely exhausted by the end of that run. I managed to run a total of 2.52 on the second run, which put me at a respectable 3.52 total for the day. I'll be happier when I can run that strait.
Unfortunately my strength training suffered after that, as I began to develop a mild headache while doing my ab work, which had progressed by the time I finished my first set of arm exercises to pounding distraction. I did one more exercise before calling it.
I woke up this morning with a full blown migraine, took some advil and slept until it too effect. Right now I'm hydrating, drinking coffee, and hoping that the migraine is gone before I intend on heading to the gym.
What has your biggest hurdle to fitness been lately?