Training Day: 2 (starting over since I ditched my coach)
Shoes: Xero HFS
Weather: Mid 40s and WINDY
How It Felt: The run didn’t feel great, but it didn’t feel horrible. I shall explain below. I also tried flossing for the first time (not my teeth), and it was fucking life changing!
Commentary: For the past four nights I haven’t slept well, at least that’s what my watch says. I don’t doubt it because my resting heart rate has been waaaaay higher than normal. This happened sometime early this year as well, and I couldn’t quite figure out why. And now I also don’t know why.
When I first starting running this morning I was bummed about my heart rate, and I was not super happy about the wind. At some point I managed to forget about all that, and I just ran. My heart rate was higher than I wanted it to be, but I was smiling and I felt good, so who fucking cares. Plus, it was nice to see the beginnings of sunrise. This only happened because I worked from town today and didn’t have to leave the house until 7:45am.
I thought my calves and Achilles were doing alright with the transition to zero drop, but after the run this morning everything felt tight. And my hammies were sore from the squat presses in the Body Pump back track. Since I was stuck sitting in training all day, I didn’t get a chance to stretch all that much. I planned on doing a TRX for runners workout this evening, but with the sore legs, I decided against it.
My new plan was to do some stretching and then soak in an Epsom bath. I got a bunch of new toys yesterday that I wanted to try out, specifically the floss band. I pulled up a few YouTube videos, and I did wraps on my calves, Achilles and ankles. O.M.G.
While I was waiting for the dude in the YouTube video to stop talking and starting wrapping, I did a few calf stretches. Damn were my calves tight! It almost hurt to stretch. By the time I was done flossing, my calves and Achilles felt completely fine. I now understand why it’s called voodoo floss – it does voodoo magic to the place you wrap!
Before flossing, I seriously considered running in my Hokas tomorrow to give my calves and Achilles a break. Not anymore! They are ready to rock to those zero-drop shoes!
Endlessly seeking adventure.