It is absolutely mind boggling to me how I can walk 8.5 miles on Monday and 10 miles on Tuesday and be totally fine. But then when I tried to run a measly 5 miles yesterday morning, I felt like I was dying. It was so bad that after the first mile of the run, I stopped timing myself.
I literally felt like I was taking my legs for a run, but they didn’t want to cooperate. I never thought that walking could be so incredibly taxing on my lower body, but that’s the only conclusion that I can come to. I guess it is still something that’s relatively new to me and will take some getting used to. I could tell that I was using slightly different muscles for walking versus running because after my long walks, my butt, quads and calves were sore.
I think I’m going to have to start incorporating a little more running into my routine- maybe do a short run in the morning and ease into my walks immediately after or vice versa. All I know is that I had to take off from doing any cardio today because I am pretty sure that my legs need a break. However, I won’t let it stop me from going to Ashtanga Yogatonight 🙂
We must walk before we run. -George Borrow, Lavengro