Work's hard work. But I guess afterwards, you'e like "yes, finished it even though it was tough, and now I can rest for a little bit," just like you say after a tough workout. Whew.
Slept just 5 hrs last night... was up late cleaning the apt. I had a nice, deep nap after work and woke up really drowsy. I think I woke by my internal alarm clock... maybe... since it was just a minute before my cell phone alarm was supposed to go off. I was soooo out of it and so not in the mood to run. No injuries, just very tired. But I went out, just like you go to work even if you're tired.
Anyway, once I was set on going out, I was physically ready. Time to push the intervals. Shake things up. Keep the body having to adapt to new stresses. Did shorter and faster intervals for a change.
The workout: 1 mi warmup at about 7.3 mph... kinda fast for a warmup, but I didn't want the sudden shift up to 10mph to be too much of a shock, so I wanted to have a faster starting point. Then, 4x[1/4 @ 10mph, 1/4 @ 8mph], 0.1 mi "cooldown" at 8mph. It was tough going that fast. My right back was really tight, left over from yesterday's bike session (oh yeah... biked 50 min yesterday for 10.9 mi... stopped early b/c left knee issues that were okay afterwards). That bike seat or maybe me is asymmetrical. Boo.
Anyway, 3.1 in 22:30, 7:15 ave. Wore the Saucony Fastwitch for a change from the Kinvaras. Seemed okay. Wore UA calf sleeves... still good. Had tart cherry juice afterwards. I think my body wants more calories these days. Had trouble napping the afternoon after the 19.2 LR... I think it was because my body was hungry (even if my mind wasn't). I need to be okay with eating more if I really do need it. It's a bit scary to suddenly needing more, but I guess it should be expected and okay.
I really appreciate the healing powers of sleep these days. Sleep = recovery.
3.1 is kinda short... only 4 reps, but I guess I can't log too many this week anyway with the 20 this weekend.