I took yesterday off and worked for what felt like 20 hours. I have 16 athletes right now and Jo is working all weekend so I won't be able to do too much today. I'm really terrible with time management- something I have learned through years of thinking only of myself. I also ate more than 1500 calories for the first day in 3 weeks... but my eating disorder is another subject.
Over the years I have found that the greater my "base" fitness, the quicker I bounce back from time off. This is nothing new in the world of endurance sports which is partly why the good athletes spend so much time doing smart base work. So, I started out this morning feeling fueled for once and a little rested- this is how the run went:
Mile 1- 7:45/ HR 112.
Mile 2- 7:00/ HR 117.
Mile 3- 6:17/ HR 132.
Mile 4- 5:51/ HR 142.
Mile 5- 5:55/ HR 146.
Mile 6- 5:56/ HR 149.
And I wore basketball shorts past my knees, a cotton T-shirt, and shoes that were brand new!