Thursday, October 12, 2006

Listen to the Body

So Monday was my day off--from exercise, not my job. In fact I had a hard day at work followed by two screenings. The last screening was for a movie a friend of mine edited and it was showing at the Latino Film Festival. The festival was running way late and I didn't get home until after 1:00am.

Of course that made it hard to get up early on Tuesday so I skipped the workout.

I didn't get a good night's sleep and on Wednesday I managed to do a few accelerations and stretch, but that was about it.

By now I was feeling a bit down, like maybe I was coming down with a cold or something so I made sure to get to bed extra early and finally managed to get some rest. That made all the difference in the world. This morning I decided to do a quick mile and some strength training.

*New one mile PR -- 10:55

That's a full 18 seconds faster than my best mile from last week.

The strength exercises went much better too. I guess my body was telling me to take it easy from Monday through Wednesday.