So as I mentioned on Sunday, I have started to do some core work to help strengthen my runs, especially the longer ones. This morning I had my second core workout, and it was longer, and much tougher. I had been told how important being stronger in your core is to running, but honestly, I never really felt it was a big deal.
But today I learned a lesson, and a hard one. After having a really tough core workout this morning, I was sore all day. My abs and lower back were completely shot. But it was the “good” kind of sore you get after working hard, so I didn’t think much of it.
Tomorrow, Cincinnati is expecting a pretty sizable snow storm, so I decided to try to get a quick run in tonight, abs or no abs. Thus beginneth the lesson. I was wobbly, my feet felt like they were all over the place, and was running at a terrible pace and couldn’t do much about it. Then it dawned on me. No core. They were completely shot from this morning. So now I am a believer.