Thursday, November 6, 2008

Somehow, I was reminded of the "trees" I encountered when hiking in Arizona. This Cactus is extremely old.


I didn't run Tuesday, for some reason I just didn't feel like it. So I ran Wednesday instead. It was totally dark when I got home and supper was ready so I thought I would run some speed workout on the treadmill.

I knew it might be tough as the treadmill has been acting up when my daughter tried using it the other day. I figured I would give it a try and see what was wrong. Well it starts up good but then shuts down for no apearant reason.

It didn't affect me too much as I was running some sprints anyway. It seemed strange as 2 months ago I would have considered this speed a cooldown and not speed work. I can't believe how much I lost in just three weeks!

I ran 2 miles speed work (in the 8 minute pace range ..uuugg) and then a cooldown, A 5 minute fast walk on 10 incline and then some upper body and core workout with hand weights. Actually felt preety good about the workout.

It felt good to be just working out with no interuptions and no one talking about the election....

1 comment:

Dan said...

Oh man, I hate running on my treadmill but some days you just do what you've got to do! Good to see your coming back after your layoff. Just be smart about it and you'll be back to normal in no time.

I'm with you on the election thing. Not happy with the results but sooooo glad it's over. I live in MA and not an Obama fan. Imagine how hard it was for me to have a rational conversation about the candidates and isuues with my co-workers and friends.