Brick Brick Baby…
Today was wonderful for training.
I had a specific “not a brick” workout. I was a little stymied by it because I really only had morning to workout. My after work time was booked.
So I did the workouts together but took the LONGEST transition ever.
I did a 50 minute spin. It actually hurt a bit and I almost bust into tears. I was super irritated because I was Sweating buckets….really pushing my pace as hard as I could for those 50 minutes…and I was surrounded by these “sunday stroll” people, looking at me as if I was nuts.
As my coach would say, most of those folks are just wasting their time. There were a lot of readers on equipment…kind of moving the equipment back and forth at a totally comfortable speed. For me…I don’t really consider myself “working out” as much as “training” and when one is training, there is a very specific goal for each “workout”. Reading a book on the elliptical is NEVER one. I didn’t mind all the book reading, but I did mind the gratuitous stares…Ahhhh Bout 2 more weeks and we will all be back to the regulars, hopefully with a few new awesome regulars!
Post Spin, I strolled..sloooowly to the locker area. I changed my shoes slowly…I changed my shirt slowly. I dragged out the time between the spin and run, until I think it could no longer be called a transition.
Then I went outside. I noted it was colder than I remembered, and I had misjudged the sun time, so I had to ditch the tunes. I’ll run in semi dark, but not with music. I ran the usual route, and was a bit slower than last time. I blame the intense spin ahead of time. Despite that…I feel stable and I felt no pain. I was able to run longer without a walk break. I’m pleased with Monday.
Tuesday involves weights and the horrific turkish get ups. I’m debating how to get those done without making a fool of myself.
Either I get up really early and do it at the gym when no other weight people are around (thus the strollers will have no idea what I’m trying to do.) or I go later in the afternoon and hope to be able to use the cycle room until spin class…. Doing at home never happens for me.
I’m already nervous.