Today's scheduled "longer" run didn't go as I would have liked. In fact, I cut it short by about a mile. My legs muscles were stiff from top to bottom. They weren't sore, just felt tight. I know I probably didn't hydrate myself in the past two days as much as I usually do. On top of the stiff muscles, my right knee just wasn't having it. It was tired. I was tired. I don't think my body is used to running 3 days in a row. .. ... with a swim thrown in there.
I have to remind myself that my "training" isn't set in stone. I chose to do 16 weeks of training for a reason.... to take the time I needed to build my training and make sure this triathlon is possible. Therefore, it is written in sand. Change is inevitable. I have mentioned my thoughts on changing around my swim sessions, and after tonight's run, I think I need to take into consideration what I am capable of doing or pushing myself to do in a weeks span. I have the time, and I am going to take it.
Thanks for all the advice... much appreciated.
3.35 mile run
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