Today was a day full of craziness at work. I feel really good about work lately. My only problem has been having to deal with a very irate surgeon and wanting him to you know, follow Hospital policy. Lucky me, I got support from Admin on it. 🙂
So today was a Miserable Loathsome workout. THe Yasso 800 workout. I saw the workout for Friday but because I have been so busy at work, it didn’t click that it was *THE YASSO WORKOUT* Coach has told me he was not giving me the rest of the plan until we saw how I felt on Friday, but I thought he really meant how I felt. As in, did my body have some pains.
On Wednesday in our longer chat he sort of said, “I really like that workout as a predictor you know” Only last night as I was treading in the pool of doom, did I realize he is trying to use my Yasso’s to get an idea of where I am at right now. So, enter in the addedd pressure to perform….Ta Dah!
I’ve never really enjoyed half mile repeats. They are hard for me to pace, and I usually end up going out too fast, and fighting an epic battle in the last 0.08 mile. Or going too slow and finishing fresher than I started.
So in order to provide the coach with some data, I took it to the track today. Sadly I forgot my headphones. So running in circles, on the “Eurotan Sandwich” track which has a funny odor and I swear leaves a wierd taste in my mouth….with no music, was not super.
I did it however.
I Plowed through those Yassos, with some definite bobbles and problems. I ran most at about a 4:25 pace, which predicts a pokey slow Marathon, but…not a bad one at all for ME. In fact, if I see a 4:25 marathon this year I will be thrilled.
At the end of each Yasso, I wanted to either have an asthma attack (forgot my medicine again), or vomit.
So bam workout done. Times sent to Coach.
NOW. it is time for a weekend of training fun, and writing reports on MRSA and Clostridium difficile.