I did another track workout today and it was almost as bad as last week.
The workout was 14min w/up, 14min tempo at 6:53 pace, 3min rest, 3x1200m w/3min rest.
Those 1200s were supposed to be at 5k pace but that did not happen:( I went 4:48, 4:59, 5:06. Definitely not a 5k pace. First 400m was ok but then it went downhill (unfortunately not literaly) and I stopped looking at my watch and just run uptempo keeping a good running form. I am glad I managed three of them, which is better than last week when I managed only two 1k.
Basically I felt 100x better than last week but still 100x worse than just two weeks ago. I have no idea what's going on.
I do not feel tired or lacking energy (because I did 3x1000 w/1min rest in a pool right afterwards in 18, 16:26, 16. Nothing amazing but decent and I am sure that I would not be able to do it if it was energy problem.)
It seems that it is my legs that are just trashed. Warm up was ok, not great but ok but then I started a first stride and holy s***, my legs hurt! I did the sub-tempo and it was harder than it should have been and it seems that it sucked all the remaining power from my legs and I was useless for the intervals. Useless.
I do not know what this is all about. I should be able to hit a 5k pace for this workout no problem, I used to do it before, like a month ago!
Can it be I am so out of biking shape that even a mountain biking weekend, a 90min ride yesterday and biking to and from work leaves my legs so trashed that I cannot execute my runs properly? I was able to do it last year no problem but I was biking a lot last year.
I did a 65min run on Tuesday on a decent clip (it felt decent, I do not know what pace I was running) and felt fine. Could that taken so much out of me that I was not able to run properly two days after? I do not think so because that just does not make any sense. I know that I have not been the best/consistent runner in the last month but it still does not make any sense.
Can it be mental? I was not freaking out about this workout although I was definitely little anxious after last week's disastrous workout.
Really no idea what's going on. I am not freaking out about it, because I felt much better today than last week and it is not like I had a world championship looming over my head. I think that I will be allright in a week or two.
But something is definitely wrong and I still would like to know what the hell is going on!!!This is the first time anything like this is happening to me.
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