I hopped on the treadmill feeling pretty good today. Sure, the legs were a little sore from the first long run in a while, but an easy 3 miles is no problem. I started out well, and really never felt horrible during the whole thing, but the legs got pretty sore toward the end. Still, I was able to up the pace a little at the end.
What I did next was even stranger. With my legs quite sore, and a race this coming weekend, I figured I could skip my leg workout. The next thing I knew, however, I was on the leg sled doing one legged squats. What’s even stranger is that, though they were hard, the squats actually made my legs feel better. Then, I went over to the dumbbell rack and powered through two sets of single leg deadlifts. On a good day, I hate those two exercises. How I convinced myself to do them today, I may never know.
5 minutes warmup
3 miles at 8:19 pace
5 minutes cool down
Full body strength training