Part of that was due to the fact that it was 80 or so degrees out today on the last day of summer, but the other part was thanks to Jay's crazy workout. I've missed the class the last few weeks because of the 50K.
Because you never know what you're gonna get thrown at you, I tend to shy away from the class the week before a big race and the week after (to allow my body some recovery). The last thing I want on race day (that I've been training for months for) is to have abs, butt and hamstrings that are screaming at me before the start gun goes off.
But for those very same reasons, I love getting back to Lifeforce. And tonight was a fun reintroduction. We did everything from interval running/sprinting in place on the mat for 5 or so minutes and lunges halfway around the block to pull ups and burpees! I was a sweaty mess afterward.
I wish this shirt were cotton because if it were, you'd see that it was 100% soaked!
Check out the road rash I earned this morning during my pre dawn run. Ouch.
I left the house just before 6am with a flashlight and about three miles into my run I was shocked to find myself sprawled out onto the sidewalk, superman style.
I guess there was a little bump in the cement I missed. Luckily, I'm okay and my cell phone was unharmed. I'm sure some of the cars wondered who the crazy lady was running in the dark with blood dripping down her leg.
Have you ever had an unexpected fall on a run or ride? After all this trail running and getting used to clip in pedals on my rode bike, it seems like old hat. It happens so fast that all of a sudden you're on the ground and scraped up without much understanding of how you got there. Ugh.