Last week, I set out to have a huge workout week. I wanted to hit it hard because I knew that I would be taking it a little easy this week in order to rest up a bit for my race. By the time Thursday's social run came around I felt rough. I had five workout in the previous three days and really didn't know how my legs were going to handle the social run. However, the thought of skipping the social run never entered my twisted little mind. I was ticked-off about falling out of the run the week before and wanted to prove to myself that no matter how crappy I felt that I could do this run.
I wonder if it better to force myself to push through a run that I am not sure I feel up for or better to back it down a bit. Also, I feel like I have taken it easy for so much of my life that I really want to keep pushing myself till I sweat out all the lazy! I don't like the idea of taking it easy any more, and I am not sure that it is a bad thing. Granted I don't want any injuries, but I also don't want to give myself any easy outs. I would love to hear how other people approach a run when they are not feeling it.
Thursday's run was 4.08 miles in 38:38.70 at a 9.28 pace.