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My run was not as bad as I thought

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I had a busy day yesterday and barely fit in my run. The roads near my house are dirt in spring, summer and fall, but this time of year are icy, muddy, slushy; so, I choose to do a treadmill workout. I was sore from my workout two days earlier (30 Day Shred, Healthrider and bike) and so I thought I'd take it easy.

Take it easy? Based on my time, I decided to do 10k. I set the incline higher than I normally do and midway I was regretting my choice of incline and had a metal block. I debated quitting.

However, then this perky lady comes into the gym, does her warmup and hops onto the treadmill next to me and I found out it is so much easier to run keeping the rhythm of the one next to me.

So, I stuck with my original plan and finished the distance in the time I allowed to do it. The best thing about the workout is that the second have was a bit faster than the first half. I have been wanting to get to the point where I could run faster at the end of a run than I did in the first half.

Despite how miserable I felt during the run, I felt like I had a big accomplishment!

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