Friday, July 10, 2009

Ow Ow Ow Ow Ow

You'd think I'd never run before the way I have been staggering around today. NO, this is not a repeat performance of last week's ovarian symphony. This is DOMS from my group workout at the track last night. It was a fartlek extravaganza of 1.5-mile warm-up, then 100 yards each of walking lunges, high steps, high skips, and kick-butts (followed by a jog over the rest of the track). Repeat sequence twice for a total of two miles, followed by a 1.5-mile cool-down. 5 miles total. Temperature was hovering somewhere around 77 degrees.

I knew I was going to be in trouble when my legs felt like rubber after the first set of lunges. Nevertheless, it was one of those workouts which tests one's fortitude, but in a good way. I gave it my all, and returned home feeling tired but satisfied.

Today...just ouch. Aching quads, aching glutes, aching everywhere. It didn't help that I had to sit in my chair at work all day and was unable to move around very much. I'm hoping tomorrow's long run will sweep away some of the soreness. I can run miles and miles, but make me do a few drills and I turn into a puddle of goo. Clearly, I have some things on which to work.

8 comments:

MCM Mama said...

ow, that does sound pain inducing! I need to try something like that one of these days.

Maggs said...

Wow, that sounds intense.

Carolina John said...

oh man, get some water and roll those legs out! sounds painful.

Spike said...

lunges are evil, scientifically proven to be evil to the core

joyRuN said...

This is how many days after your ER visit???

You are SUCH a runner ;)

Sounds like a good workout though.

pigtailsflying said...

I did a work out like that this winter and is SUCKED!

Love your header photo. I know where that was taken! =)

D10 said...

Tough workout, especially after last weeks events. Hope your legs are feeling better.

jen said...

Hey, just getting caught up here.. I'm so glad to hear you are ok after the cyst blow-out. F-ing OUCH!!! You poor thing. I can't believe you are out there pushing yourself so hard already. You're awesome. :) Keep up the good work!!