Yesterday morning, I did the next run on my training schedule, which was mile repeats. I did 6 x 1 mi at 6.7 mph (8:58 min/mi), alternating with 6 x 0.5 mi at 5.0 mph (12:00 min/mi). I did this run on the treadmill. It took 90 minutes, and the distance came to 9.0 mi. I knew this was going to be a hard run, and it was. I took a lot of breaks on the rails. Somehow I don't like to run as hard on a treadmill as I might when I'm outside or on a race. Maybe because the pace is absolute?
In the afternoon - actually, less than 2 hours after the run - I had a practice with my tennis team. In the first round, my partner, Randy, and I won 4-3. In the second round, my partner, Whitney, and I lost 5-7, 2-3. In the last round, my partner, Libby, and I won 6-0, 3-0. I didn't always do the best pairings to get competitive matches, but I have to work with the players present.
The run and practice right afterward really wore me out! I sent to bed extra early, and slept over 9 hours! This morning, I did my usual boxing class. I was still feeling a bit worn out, but it was a good class.
My back has been getting really stiff again, especially in the mornings. I need to keep doing the stretches I was doing for awhile, I guess. There's only so much time in the day sometimes! I've been really valuing my sleep, but I guess I need to work the stretches back in where I can.