Thursday, May 5, 2011

Over-Looked Warning =MAD DASH

All week our family has battled some kind of sore, sour stomach bug thing. I have been less interested in eating and as a result some of my workouts have been less than stellar.


On tap yesterday –



Swim and Run




For a few reasons I chose to run first. I arrived home and quickly made my change into my running clothes.



Mile 1 – 9:26 nice warm up pace


Mile 2 – 9:02 legs begin to open up and feel good


Mile 3 – 9:00 time to pick up the pace a bit


Mile 4 – 8:34 my stomach gave me a warning at this point to head home but ignored it


Mile 5 – 8:40 stopped for a second to evaluate my stomach pains and ignored the warning again


Mile 6 – 8:28 decision time – walking would take too long so I would sprint as hard as you can to get home. This took major focus!


Mile 7 – 8:13 PLEASE let the door be unlocked!!! I all but crushed my dog greeting me at the door as I dashed for the bathroom




After I "gathered myself" I changed clothes to head to the pool. Drove to the Y, parked the car, walked into the pool….. then LEFT to head back home. Stupid stomach!




So this morning I am fine. I feel fine. Now I am processing my missed swim session. I know we cannot always nail every workout but I do hate it when I miss one. I am also a believer that I do not need to try and play catch-up. I am smart enough to know I have a full plate of training still remaining this week. I may have made a stupid call on my “warning signs” during the run yesterday but this girl does have a little bit of smarts about her.




Robin

10 comments:

Matty O said...

UGH, totalllllllllly get that feeling.

Still having issues myself on the run. Will find out tomorrow if I am good or not.

Keep up the good work!

Marlene said...

Oh yuck, no fun on the stomach bug! No fun at all. Glad you are feeling better. That one missed workout won't do a thing to your training but trying to cram it in could do damage - you are a wise woman!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Ugh, i experienced the penquin shuffle at my half mary, sucks

Wes said...

huh... been wondering what has been up with my stomach. (un)fortunately for me, my mad dashes have consisted of from the kitchen to the bathroom

blech!

Nice speed work by the way ;-)

Matthew Smith said...

I'm sorry you're battling the stomach problems. That's got to be a bummer. Great picture for your post though...that's hilarious! I hope you feel better soon!

Lily on the Road said...

Yikes! Nothing worse than having to consider heading for the bushes....

Hope you're feeling better today and you can enjoy your weekend of training.

Stephanie said...

Ugh! Sounds awful and I do know this feeling way too well. One of the worst that can happen on a run. I hope you are feeling better now.

Felog.net said...

Yikes! Lesson learned I guess. You know my thoughts on makeup workouts. Just keep moving forward and roll with the punches.

Bob said...

Glad you feel better! And really glad you didn't need another 2 minutes to finish that run (I know the feeling). We're dealing with a sore throat / exhaustion bug around our house (and where I work).

Bob said...

Glad you feel better! And really glad you didn't need another 2 minutes to finish that run (I know the feeling). We're dealing with a sore throat / exhaustion bug around our house (and where I work).