Thursday night I was asked to come to Attack again.
I haven’t been for ages. My feet hurt too much after an Attack class, and doing the low options is a challenge when I really want to do the high options. So I have avoided it.
However, the instructor had learned some new tracks, and asked me to come along, and do more low options.
And seriously, I can’t say no to K*.
I was at work to do a quick Balance training session with C* anyway, so headed off to the class when we were done.
As it turned out it was good I was there, because we had technical difficulties. The stereo STOPPED at one point. Not a stitch of noise!
I fiddled with the wires and buttons, but the damage was done and K* had to start over. It’s very difficult when you’re doing new material anyway and then have the music going wonky and even disappearing completely. She did such a good job. I might have wanted to cry if I were in her position, but she’s a real pro! 🙂
So, while she plugged away through tracks one and two, I went and got the portable stereo system and set it up, and we got her back up and running in track three, which is where I really started my Attack class.
I admit, I did as much high option as I could, but I had to drop to low option often enough because my feet started burning, my legs were dying during the kicks and high knees and I seriously didn’t have the strength I used to, and finally because I thought I was going to DIE!! It was so hard!! LOL
I wish I had my Garmin on because it would have been really cool to see what it was doing. Spiking up at my Max Heart Rate on numerous occasions, no doubt!!
I actually felt pretty good physically when I got home, but was completely exhausted and ready for bed by 9pm.
The next morning, I had the tell-tale Plantar Fasciitis pain (PF = Painful Feet!) in force! And sadly, it lasted all day.
Even long runs don’t leave me hurting for the whole day.
I usually hurt for 15 minutes in the morning, and then get stretched out and feel fine. Maybe a little tender for an hour or so.
But I was limping at work. I was tender right to the end of the day. I rolled and rubbed my feet and they were still a bit tender the next morning, though finally came good.
So, I think I need to either genuinely do low options 100% of the way or just give up Attack all together.
My sister says it’s because I’m old.
Okay, Fine, Yes, Probably!
Getting old and broken sucks.
Avoid it if you can 🙂