So after letting the cat out of the bag regarding my long term goal I haven’t commented too much on my short terms goals. Don’t worry, I plan to reveal all soon… I am actually racing a sprint tri this weekend, but in the mean time…
It was back to work today. I was pretty bagged after a busy weekend full of early mornings and long days. Plus a long drive home that saw me get in to Calgary around 9 pm on Monday night.
All signs were pointing towards disaster before I even started my run over lunch today. Tired brain… Tired legs… I was hungry… It was hot out…
And I had intervals on tap. 3 x 4:00 and 4 x 2:00.
My legs felt sluggish from the get go. My mouth was parched and I stopped at a water fountain right after the first interval but it was not enough. There was no way I was looking at my Garmin to check paces or anything. It was hard enough to not focus on how much time was left in my interval. And I was not even running fast! With two intervals I debated cutting to the cool down. But something went in my brain. I did not want to quit. Somehow or other I knocked out my final two intervals at a respectable pace (compared to the other ones). But by cool down my legs were done. There was minimal running. When I arrived at the YMCA I stopped my Garmin, grabbed a drink and walked back to the office since there was no juice to run an extra 5 minutes or so to get my back to the office.
This run put the crap in craptastic.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day!