Chicago W12D4 - TEMPO 9
I did my best to use positive talk to get me through this, but it was notttt easy. It was over 80 outside and high humidity and I definitely felt it. But I just kept telling myself to run based on feel. Even if that meant I wouldn’t hit the pace I want. It’s more beneficial to at least get the miles in, rather than get overwhelmed that I’m not hitting a certain pace and quit the workout early.
So I pushed though and took water breaks every so often. I got to a water fountain to refill my bottles and it was turned off! Thankfully there was a bathroom with a sink with clean water that I used instead. I was so thirsty!!
I struggled the most in the last two miles, but I just kept moving forward, reminding myself I can do this, I am strong enough, and that these are the workouts that really count and that really build the strength in my legs. I pushed through the final mile and basically walked the cool down mile haha :)
Even though I was drinking water, I think I got dehydrated. I did not feel the best after I got home. But I’ve been drinking water and eating some food and I’m feeling better. I am ready for some fall weather!
Stretching and foam rolling are a must tonight. My poor legs are so sore!
Happy Friday eve!! I have my final summer Friday tomorrow and I plan on using it for a good mix of laziness and crossing off my to do list :)