1. Tuesday was supposed to be a rest day. I got off work early and the weather was unbelievably awesome. What is a girl to do. Run of course! I decided to do the Spartan WOD, but cut the mileage in half so instead of :
Run 1 mile do 50-100 lunges
Run 1 mile do 50-100 bodyweight squats
Repeat 3 times with 50 Burpees after the third mile.
for a total of 6 miles
Run half a mile 50 walking lunges
Run half a mile 50 bodyweight squats
Repeat three time
Run a quarter of a mile 25 walking lunges
Run a quarter of a mile 25 bodyweight squats
Total of 4 miles with a half mile cooldown.
I couldn't imagine doing 100 walking lunges or bodyweight squats each time, it started to get a little boring....not to mention my legs are sore now from just doing half as many!
2. Wednesday was supposed to be 800 intervals, but I could tell my legs were tired from doing 30 miles in the last four days so I scaled back and did some hill repeats instead and a total of 5 miles. (is that scaling back)
I started by doing a 2 mile warmup which included a lot of downhill and then started back up the hill. I would run two telephone poles up and one down, two poles up and one down, till I got back up to the top of the big hill. Here is what it looks like according to my Garmin data. Some poles are farther apart than others.
Today is a rest day for sure!
3. I can feel even better about not doing my speedwork Wednesday because.. I am doing a 5k Sunday and that is a lot like speedwork ;) I will try to work in at least three more miles in warmup and cooldown.
Do you ever skip a rest day because the opportunity presents itself to run? I do.