Thursday, July 30, 2009

If you don’t succeed…

…try, try again.  Right?  This morning was attempt number two for my run commute in to work.  My brain knew it and was ready as I slowly started waking up before my alarm went off.  When my alarm rang at 4:30 I flew up and out of bed.  I got ready, drank some coffee and water, took Finlay for a walk and headed out the door.  I decided to run with my Camelbak and the Infinit run formula again since it worked so well the last time.

I wasn’t sure how the legs would feel since I’ve been pushing the hills on the bike this week.  I was maybe a wee bit slower but my legs didn’t feel trashed at all.  The sun was starting to rise and it felt fresh and delicious out.

Chug, chug, chug along.  It was really quiet on the roads and there were a lot fewer cyclists commuting in along this route than normal.  It was almost peaceful!

The Infinit worked really well.  It kept me hydrated and no need for any extra gels at all.  And no bonking at the end!  I didn’t want to waste time running to my office, grabbing a gym bag, walking to the Y to get ready and back.  That whole ordeal takes an hour.  A few weeks ago I started renting a small locked basket at the Y to keep shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, you name it.  When I swam earlier this week I also left behind some clean shorts and a t-shirt to change into.  This way I could run straight to the Y and save some time.

I was supposed to go for 2:15, but just after 2:05 I was at the Y.  I didn’t want to get to work too late so I called it a day.  Overall it was a great run!  I felt strong all the way through the end, no fading at all!

Woo hoo, tomorrow is Friday!  This week has just flown by!!

11 comments:

lilmeg said...

Nice work!! Lockers that you can rent are awesome. My Y here doesn't have one and it totally bums me out. I hate lugging shampoo etc.

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the run! And I agree, lugging extra stuff like shampoo to the Y is a pain.

RunToFinish said...

good call on the locker, that's a great idea! I wish we had a shower or something here at work, I would run or bike all the time to work!

D10 said...

You are doing such a great job with commute! I wish I could either bike or run to work, but living about 60 miles from work with the highway being the most direct route, I am out of luck.

Carlee said...

sounds great. good planning too!

joyRuN said...

Nicely done!! Perfect planning & excellent execution :)

lindsay said...

a two hour pre-work run! you are amazing!! glad the run (take 2) went well.

have a good weekend!

Charisa said...

Run commuting is awesome :) Have a good weekend!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

i'm not sure i'd be able to stay awake if i did a long pre-work run like that! Nicely done! have a great weekend.

Wes said...

Way to train smart! Planning is crucial :-)

Marlene said...

Yay for a successful commute to work! God idea leaving your shower stuff at the Y... whatever makes it go smoother!