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(Long and Less Long) Runs - 1/20 to 2/4

KSH2010-05-02 08:11:27 +0000 #1
Hello Ladies!

It's our thread of the week!

Well, it's my first week on my tri coach's schedule. I am suppose to run 11 miles this week. We will see how it goes!
KSH2010-05-02 08:24:06 +0000 #2
3 miles down. I did it in 31 minutes on the treadmill. I was suppose to do a slow run, and probably should have gone slower, but the treadmill is torture.

3 down, 8 to go.
yellow2010-05-02 08:16:45 +0000 #3
THE DREADMILL! AAAAAAAAAUUUUGGGGGHHH! Hopefully the remaining 8 will be outside!

Here, you'll appreciate this (from the Albuquerque Tribune: www.abqtrib.com/news...eternity/?printer=1/ )

Random thoughts from a typical workout on the Dreadmill:

Remember when exercise was all about having fun? When did it become drudgery? Here I am, bored out of my skull, walking to nowhere. Let's not think about how that's a metaphor for Life.

God, my legs are going to fall off. If they did, could I get new ones grafted on? Ones that already had muscles? Then I could skip the workouts and still look better in shorts.

These days, doctors can transplant most anything, including faces, from one human to another. Too bad they haven't mastered personality transplants. I can think of some people who'd benefit from that.

What is that huffing sound? Oh, it's me.

If Americans keep living longer and longer, will huffing and puffing eventually become the background music of life?

You know you're older when "getting lucky" refers to the last piece of cake.

How come we have angel's food cake and devil's food cake and who decided which is which? Do they serve those in heaven and hell? If so, I'll go with the chocolate, even if it means eternal fire.

Mmm, cake.

What the heck is manna? You always hear about "manna from heaven." Does it come in chocolate?

How come Death's always pictured as a specter in a hooded cloak, carrying a scythe? At new year's time, the long-bearded Old Year carries a scythe, too. Is he related to Death? How do you use a scythe anyway?

What's that awful smell? Oh, that's me, too.

The bravest person who ever lived was the one who first ate a lobster. Here's this creature, looks like a big bug, comes armed with clacking claws. Drop it into boiling water and it turns bright red, a sure warning sign. And yet, somebody was the first to say, `Hey, let's eat this thing.'

Mmm, lobster.

Is that the phone? Probably another telemarketer. Here's the perfect thing to say to get rid of telemarketers: "So. What are you wearing?"

Is that a chest pain? Nah. But what if it was? I'm all alone here. Could I get to a phone and call for help before it's too late? Would my family find me here, hours later, face down on the treadmill? Would I have big black rubber burns on my face? I'd better start keeping my cell phone nearby.

I could use my workout time to talk on the phone, if people didn't mind the puffing. They'd probably hang up, thinking it was an obscene call. "It's that breather again."

Mmm, breathing.

Time's almost up. Just a few more minutes of agony, then I can get off this machine and get on with my day. Assuming I don't pass out first.

Wonder how much liposuction costs?
KSH2010-05-02 08:52:17 +0000 #4
HA! HA! Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

It inspired me to post the following on my Training Log on BT:

Random thoughts while running on the treadmill

Inspired from something else I read on my TE forum. I pondered... what did I think about while on the treadmill? Here it goes:

~ Cover the display with the towel, so you can't see how far you have left to go. Gotta peak. Damn. Only, .50 out of 3 miles done? Crap. This is going to be a long run.

~ I should speed up.

~ I can't speed up. Dang cramp in my torso. WHY DO I GET ALL THESE FREAKING CRAMPS? WHY??? Rub it out. Rub it out. Rub it out. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Stay at the same slow speed.

~ I think I feel that chaffing under my arm again. I wore a shirt to stop that. Dang my arms are fat. I need to do some weights tonight. Fat and flabby arms.

~ I'm tired. My legs feel tired. Ugh. Suffering... this is suffering. Keep going. Don't stop.

~ OH! It's a good song... yea!

~ OH! It's a slow song... need to fast forward on my iPod (I listen to 2 hour DJ sets)... ****! *Ooopss! Said that outload!* Dang it. It went to the next track. OH well, find a new DJ set to listen to.

~ Yes! 1 mile left to go. WHOO-HOO! Speed up. Must speed up. I can do it. Must get this the hell over with. No cramps. Good. Keep it going girl... on your measly 6.0 till the end.

~ 3 miles! IT'S OVER!

~ Ouch, my knees hurt. I'm tired. Now, off to do the weights... to help my flabby arms some.
yellow2010-05-02 08:34:54 +0000 #5
very good! Now, to prevent a thread hijack, I'm starting a new thread for treadmill musings...so ladies, please share over on that thread!
btchance2010-05-02 10:32:18 +0000 #6
Very cute treadmill musings - I think I'll be having some of those later this week due to weather.

Since today is supossed to be the warmest day of the week (it's 40), I went on a trail run. Did somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 miles, felt great. Have to work on picking my feet up more so that I don't trip (I almost did one face plant), and then stepped off a rock wrong and twisted the crap out of my right ankle. Oh well, I've taken some naproxen and we'll see what happens. It was fantastic to run through the trees and next to the creek, looking out over the valley. Extremely peaceful.

How are you're runs doing ladies?
tattiefritter2010-05-02 09:20:01 +0000 #7
btchance: bad luck with the ankle. I'm able to run again after spraining my left a couple of weeks ago. Its still not 100% and was complaining a bit on the climbing wall last night (lots of twisting).

I did 5 miles yesterday with 4 x 2min intervals, 2 minute recoveries in the middle. Concentrated on pacing it so I was able to finish the last one as strongly as the first. It was nice to get my legs moving quickly again.
Kimmyt2010-05-02 09:21:39 +0000 #8
Only 1.5 yesterday. I wanted to do about 3 but I didn't get to the gym until too late and then halfway through my run had to dart over to abs class, then home to grab some dinner before gym#2.

I'll do better on Thursday! And I'm hoping to do a brick this weekend, if the weather is above freezing!

K.

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