Then I got sick to my stomach and ran out of TP (usually this is not a problem) ..I had to get creative. Not pretty. Finally went for it, hitting LAP on the watch. Way too fast a start and knew it. Changed screens and NO time was registering for the actual pace/distance. Crud. I forgot to hit start again after the stop. I went about 800M at about 5:20 pace, but all unrecorded- but it shows up on the GPS map as a straight section ...Stopped and caught my breath and tried again, this time got maybe 200 M and realized I did it ALL over again.
I knew after this It would not be worth doing the TT today, so I opted to recover and run a few miles tempo instead. Blah!!!
Moving on --attempt to salvage a workout...
Tempo felt hard after all the R pace running of strides and non-TT. It actually felt race-ish for as slow as it went. Agh.
I drove home from the "track" and the sun started to break through the fog. Dew glistening on the spiderwebs and I realized it was all JUST a workout. And I am DARNed blessed to be able to run 8 miles without being injured. That's what it all boils down to.
Getting faster is overrated!
Ever have a workout that just gets *#$*&ed up? Thankfully it isn't the norm, but many things went wrong today. After running too hard to keep shooting for a time trial, I opted to abandon the workout and do something less rigorous- but still something useful.
Even that didn't go very well. Some days are just like that. Not every run can be wonderful. Not every workout can be great; some were just meant to be a disaster. They make me appreciate the moments when things "come together".
In the back of my mind, I remember that the best days should be races and not workouts, anyway. And I try to be grateful just to have had a chance to dress down and hit the road.
What do you do when your workouts are not going as planned? Most of the time I suck it up if I have already started. Sometimes I modify my workout. Most of the time I try to sandwich them with lots of easy-pace running.
There is just something about this song that always speaks to my heart. I heard it in the car on my way home from the track and it was perfect timing- another reminder of who holds the reins.
Other stuff/ apologies
It looks like I lost a reader or two after my last post. I didn't want there to be any confusion about my kids, what I believe, and/or what I am teaching them, so I went back and made a late edit. I sure hope I didn't offend anyone with a glimpse into my "real world" as a mom.