Sunday did not feel so good. So, Monday I rested….. well, from running anyway. I DID go see Clay and he put me through about an hour and a half of work. This time it is actually pretty fun working with Clay. The first time I saw Clay a couple years back he concentrated on stretching me. Getting stretched by a trainer is NOT a painless activity.
This time we are focusing on strength – inner core and the posterior chain. I am working with his rowing machine, playing catch with a bounce back thing and Clay, lifting kettlebells and doing squats.
Tonight was the Tuesday night High Desert Runners speed workout. I am not quite up to “speed” yet. We did 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 7. Some of the runners there were planning on doing the Turkey Trot Thursday so I had them stop at 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3. Miguel and I were the only ones to do the full 7 minute interval on the end. My pace prior to the 7 was getting faster and faster as the evening progressed. Clay said to just go for 7:30. As I started out the 7 minute interval I did the first lap in 1:12. Clay yelled at me for being under 7 minute pace. As the minutes went by however, I could feel the fatigue set in. I think the remaining 3 laps were at 7:30 pace. As I was on the last straightaway of the 4th lap I yelled out “time” for the completion of the 7 minutes. I went ahead and finished the lap at 7:22.
With warm up and cool down I completed 5 miles.