I've been running faster than my body can handle :(
Yesterday I got to visit my PT. I *heart* her. She gets me. She understands my mentality... how hard it is for me to just 'play' at a sport. She doesn't bat an eyelash when I start talking about running stadiums or doing quarter- or half-mile hill repeats. And she didn't laugh out loud when I mentioned running in the Bay to Breakers... even when I told her I wanted to run it in an hour.
I *heart* her big time.
I also trust her.
She said to stop running so fast on the fast days and that I was right to only do speedwork every other week. My hip cannot recover properly if I do so much so soon. My mind, heart and lungs are ahead of my hip. She reminded me that a year ago I was still limping around in my slippers. Yes, I could not wear real shoes for awhile there, folks. "Be smart," is what she said. "You know how to listen to your body."
So now I need to hunker down and slow down... and hit those target splits/times put forth by my Automated Training Program... even though I am chomping at the bit to haul ass when I see the word "speedwork" at the top of the page :)
Tonight I did a pretty good job:
2x400 @ 2:14 became 2:09 and 2:12
2x400 @ 2:09 became 2:12 and 2:06
2x400 @ 2:04 became 2:02 twice!
2x400 @ 1:57 became 1:59 and 1:56
So I'm getting the hang of it...
Now I get to stretch and roll and eat my dinner!
And then collapse into bed.