Today was the first day I have succumbed to the treadmill and let it win, but that's not to say that today was lacking its own victories. First of all, week 6 day 1 is the first time I've attempted a workout that I haven't been able to finish. The fact that I couldn't finish it means that I have learned to challenge myself beyond comfort, and that's an accomplishment. Also, I ran further today than I ever have before. I also went to the gym every day this week without a buddy. And last but not least, I didn't feel up to going to the gym today, but I still did it, and I actually didn't do too bad even at that.
So the last three minutes of the third run, I bailed and walked the rest of it. My mistake is that on the first five-minute run, I ran 5.0 mph, which is 0.5 mph above my usual pace of 4.5 mph. Doesn't sound like much, but starting out your workout by exhausting yourself is NOT a good idea. I've learned my lesson.
Today has also taught me the importance of diet. It is cramming week, and I am cramming. I have been cramming information into my head, which has unfortunately been accompanied by my cramming food into my mouth. I ate nothing but pure crap today, and actually for the past two days, and I felt every gram of saturated fat and high fructose corn syrup on the treadmill this afternoon. Maybe I'll... diet.
I try to avoid four-letter words here, but it's nearly 11PM, and the kids should already be in bed.
On a happier note, in case you haven't been tracking the ticker, I am up to 45 miles! Five more miles until my nifty new running shoes! I think the next mile stone (if you will pardon my pun) should be 100 miles. And then what shall I give myself? My only restriction is that it should be not be food-related. I eat good food all the time, and I refuse to use it only as a reward. And by "not food related" I don't exclude cool gadgets used to MAKE good food. :) I'm taking your reader suggestions, so slip it in the box!
My workout was:
Week 6, Day 1
2.31 miles in 34 minutes, 2.0% incline
Average Mile Pace: 15:02