Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Training Notes

Week 1 - Day 2
Workout: Treadmill Run
Pre-workout Meal: Banana & probiotic mango juice (unfortunately pasteurized but I was too lazy to juice)
Workout state of mind: "I am doing this...I am really doing this." 15 minutes into my run, that thought was replaced with "This is boring...this is really boring." 30 minutes into my run the thought was again replaced, this time with "I wonder if my butt cheeks jiggle when I run and are the people behind me watching my butt cheeks jiggle?" Later, in the locker room while standing in front of the mirror, I tried to run in place while looking back at the cheeks...it was inconclusive.
Time: 33 minutes
Distance: 3 miles
Well, not bad for my first day of training. I wanted to kind of take it easy. Although obviously I need to beef up those 3 miles to 4-6, I wanted to start out a little slow. I varied my pace between a 10 and a 12.5 minute mile. Broke a sweat somewhere about 15 minutes into the run and then I felt really good. My right hip was a little tight so I will plan to stop short of hurting it (not sure where its coming from since I've never had a hip issue) in the future and hope it gets stronger before I start running longer distances. My only problem was boredom. Since I was in the front row of treadmills at the Bally Fitness Meat Market, I didn't have anything to look at except the wall. It was torture. I'd much rather run outside but it was soooo cold this morning. Half way into the run I started conjuring up exhilarating images in my head to keep me energized...images of me jumping off a cliff and falling really far before I pull my parachute just to get my adrenaline flowing. But then I got so bored I imagined myself accidentally tripping and taking a nose dive off a cliff without a parachute. Tomorrow I need to move to the back row of treadmills for the eye candy factor and I need to borrow my husband's tiny little iPod.

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Unknown


Rick said...

Thanks for dropping by again Michelle. I always appreciate a return visitor. Regarding all the post - you really got to work it. For every one of those comments I've probably visited two blogs inviting people to come over for the give-away.

Happy New Year.


Anonymous said...

You absolutely have to get your own iPod. Sorry, call it a training expense, but you need it. And then start putting together workout music/podcasts/whatnot. It will save your sanity.

Sweets said...

ah.... the treadmill....the only way i truly enjoy the treadmill is when my eyes are closed and i have the ipod going...! well done on the 3 miles!!

AngelConradie said...

ooh i hope you have an ipod or some such by now!!!