Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Dreadmill Day

I decided to make yesterday a "rest" day, since I did my LR on Sunday. With the kiddo having a fever for the past few days, I opted to stay home this morning and run on the dreadmill. It took me about 10 minutes of hemming and hawing to actually get on the darn thing and start running, but once I did it wasn't so bad.

Thanks to me pushing my snooze button a couple of times, I only had time to run about 23 minutes instead of the 30 easy on the schedule. If I have time after the kiddo goes to bed tonight, I may try to squeeze in another short run. However, my Accounting class is kicking my butt, so any extra time tonight might need to be spent reading and working out my homework problems. We actually have class again this weekend, so I have less time to read all the chapters and I am already feeling really behind! I know that the more I stick to my training schedule, the better my run will be, so I am worried that my cheating on my training schedule is going to really make this marathon a tough one.

Running Stats
Conditions - Treadmill
Total Running Time - 23 minutes
Distance - 2.04 miles
Pace - 11:15

Run long & Livestrong!

3 comments:

Vic said...

Balance!!! It's a tough act.

Andrew said...

I'm only an occasional runner, maybe 5 to 7 Km 2 to 4 times a week, so I definitely fall into the "no motivation to push it today" trap on occasion. Good luck with your marathon!

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

elf said...

We all have those "low motivation" days. We also have times when we just need a day off.

My low motivation days are the ones like you described--hit the snooze, hem and haw, and talk myself into getting up and going. When I need a day off, though, I tend to just turn the alarm off and go back to sleep. Somehow I can usually tell right away which kind of day it is.

Glad to hear you got up and did it!