>> Monday, August 16, 2010
1 week ago, I did Coach Jen’s first official workout. It was a tempo run with decreasing miles. I hit the last few miles HARD. When I came home, I sat down at my computer to quick log my workout before stretching. When I stood up, I noticed that I had swass (“sweaty ass”) all over the chair:
So I actually took off my running shorts and changed into boxers before sitting on my rug to stretch. My wife appreciated that.
My “big” workout for the week was on Saturday. I had to do a 9 mile run (with the last few miles at or faster than my 10 mile race pace), followed by a 1 hour ride and an ice bath. Pharmie and I were planning on leaving town around 7 am, so I set my alarm for 3:55 am so I could get in my workouts. Yay.
The last few miles of that run were R-O-U-G-H, but I got through it. They weren’t quite as fast as they should have been, but I was giving it my all. I got home, took my time getting something to drink, grabbed some bike gear, and then I hit the trainer in the basement for 40 minutes.
Here’s a photo from after my spin - it’s a photo of 2 shirts that I never actually wore. The shirt on the left is the one I carried with me on the run to wipe my face (which has had an hour to dry). And the shirt on the right is the one that I used to wipe my face while on the trainer: