4/2/15 official weigh in
Total loss from heaviest: 143 lbs
Current BMI: 27.2 (overweight)
Like I said I have hardly run any miles since Sunday, and I owe it all to my interval training. Sunday I had strength training and intervals on the agenda, so I did my strength training early before I went to work. Now keep in mind we had a major three day weekend event at work so I have been on my feet 9-10 hours for a solid two days up to this point. After work I got home and headed out to get my intervals done. This was a step up day, meaning that my plan stepped up the intensity, so my workout looked like this:
2 minute warmup at 10min pace
6:30min pace for 1 minute x8 reps
9:00min pace for 2 minute x8 reps
2 minute cool down at 10min pace
I was doing just fine till I finished number six. At that point I started to feel my hamstrings getting sore. I kind of thought they were just getting a little tired, but didn't think it was a big deal. My mind kept saying quit, you have done enough, but being a stubborn runner, I pushed through it and finished. I could barely walk after I was done and knew immediately I had over done it. Monday was a schedule rest day and thank God, because my hamstrings were super tight and hurt so bad when I would try and stretch them out. Tuesday I think was the worst day of it. I had Mandy try and roll them out and man did it hurt. She couldn't get over how I was reacting with how little pressure she was placing on them.
Wednesday I decided to give a short 3 mile run a try, at a super slow pace for me. I got to the halfway turnaround and realized I was probably not going to be able to finish. I pushed on, but told myself if the pain and aching got to a 4 out of 10 then I would stop. I quit at mile 2.5 and walked the last half mile home.
As I sit here and type this, I have yet to try another run today, and am definitely skipping my 11 mile long run I had on tap. It has been raining all day and is looking like it may clear out around 7ish so I might give it another go with a 3 mile easy run, but I might just wait and do it in the morning.