when I started my run speed work at 5:30 this morning. Part of stupid taper is cutting down mileage and intensity. I cut down my 1600 (7:13 pace) repeats from 5 to 4 but only ended up doing 3. Come minute 3 of my 3rd mile repeat I was cursed with a crippling side stitch. I rarely get these, in fact I don't ever remember experiencing one during track before. Such pain! I focused on Yoga breathing, looooong deep breaths through the nose and exhale through the mouth. This doesn't work so well when your deprived of oxygen. I stuck it out to finish the mile then immediately stopped. No cool down, side wasn't having that. After I got my breath I spent my new found time on Pilates core work and the foam roller. 15 minutes later I thought about doing the last repeat. I just didn't want to not finish the workout, but reality is that work have been considered as "junk" miles. The whole point was to go fast, short recover and go fast again. I had recovered for too long...oh well.
10 min warm up
3 x 1600's 7:13; 2 min recovery
4.60 miles total
15 min Pilates core and foam rolling.
Per Chad's request here is a pic of my new Sugoi bike shorts, I'm also rockin' 2XU compression recovery socks just because. Seriously though the Sugoi shorts are the BEST bike shorts I have ever worn, my tail felt really good on the bike. I can't wait to try them out next month on my century ride. The Zoot shoes are being mailed, as soon as I get them I'll post up pics :)