Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sub Par

My wife made it back to work on Wednesday after having slept pretty all of the previous 96 hours. She was exhausted in the early afternoon and was home by 3:30 then and again today. I fought it off better, but I'm still feeling the effects.

Tuesday I took a big goose egg on the schedule against a 7 miler. When I got home from work I felt like I needed a nap. By the time I felt even remotely like running I decided it was too late.

Yesterday I had an appointment with the trainer (he has a ski weekend planned this weekend so he worked me in mid week). It was supposed to be a speed day, 6 x 800's. There was no way that was going to happen. Instead I ran to the gym, ran a mile on the treadmill at the gym and then ran home after the workout - 5.7 miles in total instead of the 8 that was planned. The trainer made me end the workout with a crazy burn out. 10 pushups using 20 lb dumbells then jump up and do 10 curls with the dumbells, then back to pushups for 9, up for 9 curls, down for 8 pushups, up for 8 curls.....all the way to 1 pushup and 1 curl. Its a lot harder than it sounds. After finishing that the idea of having to run home didn't seem nearly as good as it had when I got there.

Tonight I finally got out for a 6 miler; the same one I did last week. I got the pace down a little bit to 9:15. My legs still fell like lead and I'm just generally lethargic, but I was glad I wasn't asleep at home like my poor wife.

2010 is getting off to a slow start. Maybe it will be like that lion/lamb thing in March and I can expect great things at the end of the year! What do you think?

4 comments:

Anne said...

Yes, you're just getting all the unpleasantries out of the way early in the year. The cold/flu will pass through soon, though all this rain in the forecast won't help clear up that congestion.

Scott Keeps Running said...

Always expect great things!

Sarah said...

I don't know...that dumbell push-up/curl thing sounds pretty hard to me!

Sometimes you just have to take it easy. I'm sure once you feel better you'll bounce right back into the groove.

Joe said...

I agree with Sarah...the dumbbell/pushup thing sounds pretty incredible. Good for you to gut it out.

Glad to hear yesterday the virus was easing a bit. Hope Lisa is bouncing back...these things can be wicked bad.