Hi! What a beautiful Tuesday!
Alrighty… so I went to the gym last night with my roommate. It was awesome!
I hopped on a treadmill and went for an easy 46 minutes. The speed started out around 6.8mph and then progressed to 7.5 mph.
Annoying thing happened: the treadmill just shut OFF for no reason (I didn’t touch the STOP button or touch the little sensor at all). No problemo. By that time, it was around 10:30pm so there were plenty of available treadmills.
Finishing up the run around 8:00/mile meant I kept it nice and easy (which is how it was supposed to be yesterday).
I was reading about some common issues that may arise during long runs (hitting the wall, gut distress, over hydration, etc.) from Runner’s World magazine:
Know what sucks? My time was 3:40:30. THIRTY SECONDS… If I hadn’t had those little walk breaks, I could have broken 3:40.
Oh, well. That’s what I’ll try to do for the California International marathon this December.
I’m trying to decide whether I should run the Morgan Hill Marathon… I’m contemplating. It would be about a month before the CIM… it could be my long run.
We’ll see. Races are expensive and I have no monies…
Then again, if I can make enough from the paintings, I’ll go for it!
Agenda for today:
Study some more for an exam.
Maybe a Fartlek session at the gym. Maybe.
Hope you have a blessed Tuesday!
Have you ever had any race-day disasters?? (hit the wall, gut distress, asthma attack, heat stroke, over-hydration, show up at the wrong race!?)