Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Succumbing To The Treadmill Makes Me Feel Like A Failure...

After faking out most of the country for the weekend, Mother Nature must be laughing her A$$ off right now after bringing back sub-zero temperatures, high winds & yes, MORE SNOW.  I don't even know what to say anymore except that I am thinking of starting up a global warming fan club.

This week is week 11 of my Toronto Marathon training plan. It has been going well! Coach Heather has had me doing workouts that are harder and much more challenging than I would normally even consider.  Just knowing that she will check in on me is keeping me accountable and working hard.  Today I had speedwork intervals to really speedy (for me). After a warmup I was supposed to run 3 x 1mile @ 5k (8:20) pace with 4-5 minutes easy in between sets for a total of 6-7 miles.  This was going to push me pretty hard and I wasn't even sure I could hit even close to that pace.  And then I opened my door and saw snow on the ground.  Sigh.  So I went to a work meeting (Yay, awesome day off).  After 4 hours of my life I will never get back, I walked out of work prepared to hit my workout and was immediately pummeled by 20mph gusts of wind in bitter cold.  Just the cold I can deal with, but the wind kills me.  I just could not face this workout in that kind of headwind.  So off to the gym I trundled, to get on the treadmill.  I nailed it, btw.  Even hit 8:13 pace on the last set!  But for some reason, the workout was really unsatisfactory...I just couldn't take much pleasure in it.  Does anyone else feel like this???? I even did some core and jumped in the pool for a quick 1050 yards.  But still less than satisfied.

I think there is something wrong with me.

I need some spring!

1 comment:

Penny said...

I feel the same way. I can do cold but that wind is a killer. NO CAN DO. This year that wind has been horrible.