I just didn't have my run in me last night, so I promised myself I'd wake up extra early, and run through the neighborhood to my spin class down the road at the Y. I left the house at 4am and got to the Y by 4:45. Stretched a little and hopped on a spin bike. I missed a transition run on Tuesday, so I decided after spin I'd do that today as well and ran home after Spin. This worked out pretty well! I'll probably run there and back from now on.
So I had myself a mini duathlon this morning... competing with just me, myself and I.
Of course this is like the 3 weeks out of the year where the weather is perfect here in Houston. This morning I left for my run and could see my breath in the headlamp -- that was kind of wild.
What was wilder, is my legs felt pretty darned good. In fact I felt good all the way around. I felt good. Running. What? :)
Okay, maybe I'm jogging to real runners. I see it as not having reached my full potential yet, but I will.
In short, my first run was at a 12:17 pace for 3.5 miles. I've been dying to break 13 -- I've been knocking on the door but I hadn't really seen it consistently. I'm starting to see 12 something on every workout now! Yay!
My transition run after spin was 1.6 miles at a 12:25 pace. Expected it to be slower, BUT I ran the whole thing without my :30 intervals and built my intensity to the end. I was so surprised my legs didn't feel like crap-ola!
Coach called this morning to say, "Good run this morning!" He is thinking I need more taper/recovery before a big race. We're three weeks out from Galveston 70.3 and my legs are feeling good. :)
Have to celebrate the small stuff.
Also, I would guess that Iron Infusion is helping tremendously. I went to Dr. M on Monday and he said that my Iron did come up, but not as high as he expected, given the dose I received. He said he can't cut me loose yet. I have to go back in 3 months.
The other thing that is complicating matters, I believe, are Fibroids. :( My OBGYN toldme I had them when I delivered my Daughter, but they weren't a problem. Now I loose sooooo much blood during my period that it doesn't help my Anemia. Ugh. Like I tell my Daughter, "Mommy is broken." LOL