Thursday, April 22, 2010

Treadmill Training Run - Wednesday, April 21

It was an awful, awful, awful run. Let me remind you that I just LOATHE the treadmill. Loathe. So, Wednesday nights at the gym are the only nights that I don't take a class, so I usually end up doing a "training run" - basically, run for an hour. I have been trying to increase my pace a bit - in preparation for the upcoming racing season. But it was awful. Just awful. I say this a lot, but it's like I've never run before. I'm tired and I'm hot. I know that part of the problem with my training schedule is that I am really limited on the "how and when" - meaning, I have to go to the gym at night so I have daycare. The kids (Ariel and my niece, Hannah) have to eat before we go, and they can't stay out too late (daycare closes at 8:30 anyway). So, working a full time job and not getting home until 5:00, well, you can see where I run into problems. I eat before going to the gym too, so I'm very often sluggish. The rare times I can run in the mornings are exponentially better. Anyway.

Last night I had the additional benefit of my left foot falling asleep around 45 minutes. It's not the New Balance shoes so I'm not sure what was going on there, but... it made for my run being VERY long. I really had to force myself to finish. Yep, a night when I get done and I wonder why I run at all. Blah.


  1. I could never, ever, ever eat a full-blown meal before I work out... Can you maybe feed the kids, have a snack, run, then come home and eat?

  2. Problem is I can't imagine getting home, showering, THEN eating. It would be 8:45-9:00 by then and I bet that's whack on the metabolism.

  3. Ha. It probably is... which is probably why burning a gajillion calories then coming home and eating, I've not lost a pound.

  4. Hmmm, I don't think I've had a foot fall asleep before. Could you loosen your laces?

    If I had to workout then (I sorta do on Tuesday) I eat a small pre-meal and a small post meal. I know it seems late to eat at 8:45 but your muscles need food after you work out, it will help you recover and train better.


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