Day 34, Marathon Training
So Day 34 of marathon training was Alright.
Spin 1 hour 20 mins and run one mile.
I arrived at the gym late. I had thought to download some episodes of Castle to watch while spinning. I, having never downloaded a TV show, mistakenly thought it would take only slightly longer than downloading a song…which I have done.
It took over an hour. I initially decided to wait the hour since I was up early. I did some dishes, folded laundry, updated some things…reorganized some things. When the one hour was up, then I bumped into saying it needed another hour. I decided heck, i needed to go.
I arrived just at the scheduled spin class was to start and I thought Genius!!!! A great way to get in about an hour of cycling with some good music and others. Right!
The instructor failed to show up this weekend. So after fiddling around for a bit, and finding they wouldn’t just give us the good music…so we could turn down the lights and do our own spin, I ended up doing a sweat fest on the stationary out in the regular gym. I wanted to count my miles.
Then I went to do my one mile run and I found that was less successful. My left ankle/lower leg is still stiff and strange. It warms up after 1-2 miles in a longer run. On a one mile run. OUCH. In addition, my Garmin did something strange. I was running along at a not fast speed, looked down and it said average pace: 7:35mm. Yeah right. It then proceeded to jump from 0.11 mile to suddenly 0.24 in a matter of about 15 seconds. By the time it said I was at a Half mile, I was actually at what is usually 0.30 on the run. So I ran to where 0.50 is usually and turned around and came back. Hate when the Garmin messes up. I know it isn’t that accurate ANYWAY, but…it is what most of us use to help with miles.
So that was my day. After all that I was starving. Had a hamburger, yes really.
And then went to the car dealership to deal with the much needed oil change, and apparently some recalls. 4 hours later….my car is running better. My temper was lost at 3 hours and 45 mins. Luckily they are building a dealership near my home, so next time I can drop off the car, and go for a run….rather than sit in a room with screaming children, coughing children and adults, and a man who thought it was particularly OK for him to broadcast his game with no headphones over his mobile device….
Today is the Mac Daddy long run, and I am afraid.