Today my goal was to run another speed mile. It failed miserably. I did a short warm up, stretched then headed out. I got about 1/3rd of a mile in and died. No steam left in the caboose. I ended up walking to the 1/2 mile mark then tried again, and gave out about a minute into it. I ended up walking the rest of the way. Two things:
1. My shins were sore again, most likely from the squat challenge. I think I’m going to hold it off until after the Army 10 Miler, then start it back again. I don’t want to cause any injuries before the race. I’ll be keeping the push-up and sit-ups going though.
2. I didn’t eat a lunch today and given I haven’t had anything since about 9:00 a.m. I had no energy to sustain the speed work.
I’ll try another speed mile on Thursday. I’ll be sure to eat prior to it.