Monday, June 9, 2008

Paying Dues to the House of Pain

There was a time, not too many weeks ago when a 2hr run was a cakewalk. Now, somehow my body has forgotten how to run at a decent pace for anything longer than 45mins.
I tried to refresh that memory today with a 2hr run, working on pushing my pace back up to where I want it to be. I was having some tummy troubles that gave me more grief than anything, and my lungs were feeling the burn. Surprisingly my legs were fine and about the only thing I had going for me today. Must be all those squats and lunges I have been doing :-)
In the end it was a 22km trip, and I was spent by the end. Tired and starving and on my own to find something to eat. D is out of town for a couple of nights and I have no one to take care of I managed to drive my sorry butt to Safeway for a deli sandwich, and the lady working there asked me "are you a biker or something? not a biker, biker, but a cyclist?" It took me off gaurd a bit since I wasn't even wearing lycra, but I said yes, kind of. I asked her how she knew and she said she could just tell. I looked myself up and down but saw no signs- no chain grease on my leg, no weird tan lines showing...hmm.

TFTD: Run 2hrs 22km

Spent some time tonight with the Little Woman Of Strength herself...

Those are 8lb weights...and she is 3. Lookout world!


Lisa G said...

Great job on the 2 hour run - those are killer! What are you doing all the way in Grande Prairie though? Also good for you in the Hinton race for winning your age group and having a strong race - that is one tough run course!

If you are ever in St. Albert, stop in to the Fountain Park pool for a workout during the Tri club's evening swims (I am the swim coach for this group).

Amber Dawn said...

Cool! Thanks for the swim option!
We are in GP for the same reason most people My fiancee was transferred here. It isn't as bad as you might think though :-)

BreeWee said...

It's all in the legs, the Safeway woman saw the legs and thought "biker" ha ha , you know, "cyclist". Runners are usually so tiny, its the bike that causes some serious
fit legs...

Nice compliment :)