That’s Just Messed Up!

What’s messed up? My training. Just look at those YTD stats.
Cycling – 108 miles
Swimming – 13.95 miles
Running – 6.66 miles (coincidence? or SATAN!!??)
You know that when you have swum more than twice as far as you have run in a month something is wrong – very wrong. What’s wrong is that I have been a big baby about running.

Today I was determined to fix this problem. I wanted to swim then run but getting up at 5 just wasn’t in the cards because I allowed the bed to seduce me into its warm and loving embrace. In fact – I didn’t even get out of bed until 7:15. Who in the world who has a job stays in bed until 7:15??!!!

So I finally threw my legs over the side of the bed and just got dressed and got out the door before I knew what hit me. And then I tried to run – tried being the operative word. OMG! My legs seemed to have an inexplicable draw toward the ground and just didn’t want to give it up for anything. I looked at the Garmin which said awful things like “12:45” or “14:22” and I yelled at it – YOU STUPID PIECE OF CRAP – I WISH YOU WEREN’T A LIAR! but it didn’t help. The numbers just got uglier. Then I had the remarkably optimistic thought that I must have set it for speed instead of pace and I was really running 13.33 MPH – HA! Of course I was! Such a dreamer.

So I got home and plugged the Garmin into it’s data sucker and uploaded the data and the results were irrefutable – my splits were:
13:39, 12:42, 11:27. ( I really only ran 2;66 but that made YTD 5.66 which in no way lent itself to a good Dana Carvey joke)

At least my efforts to speed up counted for something – but really. 12:45/mile???? UGH.


I’m thinking it is time to quit sitting on the couch knitting and watching reruns of CSI. Yes – seriously. I have been doing that. I hang my head in shame for the sloth and lack of drive.

The nice thing about this is there’s only way to go now – faster.

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15 Responses to That’s Just Messed Up!

  1. IHateToast says:

    i had a brick leg today, too. i feel your pain. i’d worry more if it were frequent. perhaps it’s just a freak moment. if you’re not getting out there, it’s not fair to them. be nice to your legs. your gams. your pins. you love them; they love you back.

    you don’t watch the miami one, do you? you shouldn’t. it’ll kill your muscles. horatio is a dork. bad for legs.

    watch richard simmons instead. the needles aren’t bad. i find that with needles or spindle in the hands, food doesn’t get to the mouth.

    make me one of these or these

  2. IHateToast says:

    crud. links didn’t come up. one is inappropriate and the other is fun … i hope.

    so this: http://moshknit.blogspot.com/2006/03/vagina-pattern.html or this:
    http://jdw.blog-city.com/cykelparkering.htm

  3. yes..shame shame shame on you…now go eat a cookie..:-))

  4. just remember how good you felt at the end of the season. forget about what it took to get there, just remember that you will get there.

    ugh.

    you could always try “extreme knitting”?

  5. My roommate has a real job (as opposed to my grad student existence) and gets up at 8:30 every day. So 7:15 is ahead of the game comparatively!

  6. Runner Satan says:

    mwaaaa. no, not a coincidence at all! There is nothing wrong with watching CSI reruns – but when you start watching Three’s Company all day long, I’ll start to worry.

  7. greyhound says:

    Step away from the knitting needles and unplug your TV. TV sucks anyway, and if you’re able to stay awake while watching it, you’re not training hard enough.

    HTFU!!

  8. Jennifer P says:

    At least you got out of bed. One step further than me.

  9. jeanne says:

    i’m totally impressed with your swim and your bike! as for the run…you know the routine. one foot in front of the other. a little bird gave me this advice when i was procrastinating running one day: just put your run kit on and run one mile. don’t think you have to run 6 miles every time you go out. i think sometimes that’s what keeps us from going out.

    oh, also? toss the watch while running until you’ve got your base back.

    no need to thank me…

  10. david says:

    I am happy to hear you are back on the road and able to go faster mile by mile. It’s too bad it took you all of January to get back to it but it wasn’t a total waster. At least you swam.

  11. I laughed so hard reading your post! My sister and I scream “I drive a Dodge Stratus!” all the time, including every time we see that car on the road. I am constantly telling my garmin to stop being a liar….except not lately because it DOESN’T STOP RAINING.

    Maybe you’ll get out there more since we are gonna have a drier week! Hang in there!

  12. Nytro says:

    if it makes you feel better… i’ve been fighting the run since the beginning of the year as well. unfortunately, i’m winning, too.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Those running splits are perfect for two gals having a wonderful time hanging out together and enjoying the scenery at Vineman.

  14. IronJenny says:

    … that was me – I’m never anonymous!!!
    Jenny

  15. IronJenny says:

    … that was me – I’m never anonymous!!!
    Jenny

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