Well, I did it. I accomplished my first double workout since college I think. And it wasn’t so bad. Sure, I will be ready to crawl into bed after I finish off this glass of wine and episode of Top Chef, but my legs don’t hurt – yet. I decided to avoid the indoor track because Jeremy Block thinks indoor track workouts are lame and because I wanted to avoid the teeny boppers (Lisa you understand my pain), and because it was pouring freezing rain, I had only one option… dun dun dun, the treadmill. I gave the treadmill an obligatory swift kick, as I often do before I hop on it. I literally hop on the treadmill, I don’t know why. 35 minutes later, I was done running and it wasn’t so bad. Today was a good day, to say the least. The ONLY good thing about the treadmill is that I don’t have to dodge and weave to get past anyone. But of course, one of the many bad things, other than what I listed in previous posts, is that people go over the 30 minute time limit by quickly restarting the timer after the 30 minutes expires. Um hello, do you think I didn’t notice that your speed just went from 6.0 to 0.0, your “time elapsed” now magically says “0:25,” and your shirt is drenched in sweat? I have actually said to someone “I know you have already gone for 30 minutes” and the response was “so has the person beside me.” Seriously? Luckily I did not have to deal with that today, or I probably would have just turned in my YMCA membership because of my outrage over the multiple breaches of track/treadmill etiquette.
Tonight, I wore my new BodyHelix calf sleeves in OmniSkyn. I used a different material before and had a harder time running in them because they are a bit more restrictive and I am between sizes. The OmniSkyn is great. I did my run in the OmniSkyn sleeve tonight and really felt like my shins/calves were well supported. I have no pain while running on the treadmill, which is a first. See below, where I model my new Dexter t-shirt, some serious pit stains, and the BodyHelix.
Tomorrow is a recovery run with a few Fartleks (brief intervals of faster paced running). Sunday is my long run. Let’s hope this weather clears up. There is nothing fun about running 12 miles on an indoor track, or for that matter- 20- my personal record.