With all the running, biking books I've read there is one phrase that continually pops up-
"Listen to your body"!
In my haste to force myself to become a hardcore runner, I'm trying carefully not push too far beyond my capabilities and injure myself. It's easy to do especially the older you get.
If I wake up sore and a bad state of mind it's usually a sign that I'm over training. As it was so on this morning. I spent the day resting reading and hanging with my dogs.
Today as penance I decided I had to do something challenging. I wanted to ride but, wanted to run so I compromised and decided on both and added a play session in the Dog Park with my pups.
I had a bit of a problem getting out the door. Yet another weekend day of working around the building. This job is 24/7! and I'm getting pretty sick of it.
I started with the bike and set my mind to try and bust some personal records. Punishing myself for Saturday's laziness...
I was successful on recording some new "PR's" and towards the end of the ride I was challenged by a younger guy on a fix gear who had it in his head to try and toast me on a climb through Japan town. I spanked him and left him in the dust and so I was satisfied with my ride and the amount of workout I received.
As soon as I got them back, it was time to head out for a run. I was a bit stiff still but warmed up after a time and warmed up thoroughly by the time I reached the Marina Green.
|Running Dork shot...no bike helmet!|
Unfortunately I happened to run into a crazy convergence along the waterfront. There was an organized run-walk along with opening day for sailing on the bay and construction on Doyle Drive.
|Construction Doyle Drive|
|Top of Larkin Street|
I ended up stopping at Sports Basement getting a hat for sun protection and hanging out with some nutty dog tied up at the front of the store while a downed a Vitamin drink. The view was tremendous looking across the bridge...