Ever have a run where you feel like the whole world can hear your feet plodding along! Tonight I did and I was sure that people blocks away could hear me coming. I don't know why but I felt like I was so loud while running. My legs just wouldn't warm up and my feet weren't happy either. I could tell from the start of my warmup that it wasn't going to be a good night for me.
Instead of doing the group speed workout, I took a little run walk from the track to our downtown square. It was a nice night with perfect temps in the mid-40's. The workout that I missed was a doozy...I think it involved a mile time trial followed by fast repeats and plyos. When I got back to the track, I could tell how hard the workout had been.
I did a few more laps on the track to finish up my distance. I talked my friend AJ into running the last one with me and it was probably my fastest and best section of the run all night. AJ is quite a bit faster than me and she just naturally got me to pick up my pace and the conversation distracted me from the discomfort my legs had been feeling. I only hope that my next run doesn't take 4 miles for me to get warmed up and that I'm a little quieter as I run!!!