Ok, so today was a speed work day. I had to complete two 1 mile interval runs at max pace. After working all night, I was amazed that I was able to run a sub 8 minute mile. I believe this is the first time I have run a mile under 8 minutes in a couple of decades. I guess my speed training is starting to pay off. However for my second mile interval, I was feeling a little gassed and decided to stick to my goal of running at an 8:34/mile pace which I was able to do. With about 200 yards to go, I felt a sharp pain in my right knee. Silly me tried to keep running to get my 8:30/mile pace. I should have just stopped and started walking, but no always trying to push the envelope.
A wise person knows when to shut it down. At the end of the day, does it really matter if I kept a 8:30/mile pace if I increase an injury to do it? Cmon man!!!
My body is feeling beat up, so I decided to get a well overdue massage. It’s actually my first massage since training for the Ironman this year. The massage felt amazing, by a caring and sweet masseur name Ada.