Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Trying to find my inner speed demon

So after letting the cat out of the bag regarding my long term goal I haven’t commented too much on my short terms goals.  Don’t worry, I plan to reveal all soon…  I am actually racing a sprint tri this weekend, but in the mean time…

It was back to work today.  I was pretty bagged after a busy weekend full of early mornings and long days.  Plus a long drive home that saw me get in to Calgary around 9 pm on Monday night.

All signs were pointing towards disaster before I even started my run over lunch today.  Tired brain…  Tired legs…  I was hungry…  It was hot out…
And I had intervals on tap.  3 x 4:00 and 4 x 2:00.
Blech.

My legs felt sluggish from the get go.  My mouth was parched and I stopped at a water fountain right after the first interval but it was not enough.  There was no way I was looking at my Garmin to check paces or anything.  It was hard enough to not focus on how much time was left in my interval.  And I was not even running fast!  With two intervals I debated cutting to the cool down.  But something went in my brain.  I did not want to quit.  Somehow or other I knocked out my final two intervals at a respectable pace (compared to the other ones).  But by cool down my legs were done.  There was minimal running.  When I arrived at the YMCA I stopped my Garmin, grabbed a drink and walked back to the office since there was no juice to run an extra 5 minutes or so to get my back to the office.

This run put the crap in craptastic.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day!

10 comments:

joyRuN said...

My inner speed demon took forever to show up, & even then, it was hit or miss. You'll find yours!

Marlene said...

It's tough getting back to work and back into a routine after vacation. I'm sure the runs will feel easier once you're back in the groove. Good job getting it done!

Missy said...

I'm with Marlene. Vacation is great for the soul and mind but really messes with your schedule! Yay for Ironman.

RunToFinish said...

if you find your speed demon, have him stop over and wake mine up would you?

Wes said...

Tomorrow is another day!!

p.s. Find your inner speed demon BEFORE you start IM training :-)

Julie said...

Crap in craptastic -- AWESOME. I will borrow this line. :) :)

Thanks for coming up to see me and saying hi at IMC -- you gave e a little happy boost!!

Go get 'em next year sistah!! Hee-hee-hee!!!!!! It's funny how much that little piece of paper cost eh? :) :) :)

Charisa said...

I love your "this run put the crap in craptastic" comment :)

Badgergirl said...

Nice job getting it done, even if it did put the "crap in craptastic."

X-Country2 said...

Sometimes you need the crappy runs to appreciate the great ones. Good luck racing this weekend!

lindsay said...

hey at least you still got the intervals in! i don't know if there is an interval workout i actually completed in this current training round... i always seem to be cutting it short.

hope you have better runs from here!