Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Back at it

I got smoked yesterday by a run. Gosh it sucks being big and slow. I was whipped at the 7 mile mark, and still had to limp home a mile and a half. I sorta miscalculated the distance, hoping to be back at the house pretty close to the 8 mile mark. Oops. The walk at the end did me good. Sorry the run is in MPH - totally spaced on that until I got done with all the lines and editing, then just said, "too bad, so sad"...

In an effort to complicate my workouts some, I tried running the first 4 at base HR, then progress for the next 3 miles to just about LT. Then cool off a mile for an even 8. I like the workout, I felt like I exercised my aerobic machine for a while, and then did the same for my anaerobic twitchy musculature systems. On a suckiness scale of 1-10, I'll give it an high 7. That's straight from the Bigun PS workout system - Perceived Suckiness.

Should I even mention the insanely hot, humid conditions at 3pm in Tampa? It had just rained - I thought that would cool it down some - it did; only 85 degrees, but one MILLION percent humidity. Fun.


Afterward, sucking down copious fluids, and not the beer variety, my Dad calls me. He's just arrived with his moving truck, and needs help. Who am I to refuse my dad in need? If I wasn't smoked before hand, unloading the never-ending furniture, followed by the infinite number of boxes totally bonked me.

Now if I can time a bike ride right, in between all this rain, I can really beat myself into a good night's sleep. Fun stuff!

11 comments:

supalinds said...

Good lordy bigun...you done training that machine of yours into perfection!!! Keep at it.

Comm's said...

you built up three miles to LT in the middle of your 8 mile run. Dude that is brutal. What'd you do that for..penitence for an ice cream binge

Brent Buckner said...

That is an insane thing to do at 3pm.

OTOH, I'm sure it was good for you!

greyhound said...

I feel ya', Bigun. Perceived Suckiness was extremely high on my lunchtime run in H-Town. 89 degrees, Million percent humid and full sun.

Let's move to Colorado.

S. Baboo said...

I love - HATE - the medium run with the slow start and the LT thrown in followed by the cool down. Mine are hot too, usually more like 95 but sans the humidity.

You know, with that much humidity you may have gone faster in a wetsuit!

JohnnyTri said...

boy s. baboo isnt kiddin on the wetsuit part!

its 7:30pm and heat index is 103*! and I'm supposed to have one of those exact runs now! ..humm..
(i think I hear the ice cream truck).. C-ya..

rockon`

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

I don't notice every guy out there running. I try but sometimes I have to keep my eyes on the road when I'm driving! Anyway, you caught my eye yesterday - you must be doing something right! ;)

Jenny Davidson said...

Hilarious post--sounds like a great run!

Tri-Dummy said...

Running in the afternoon...I like it. Good training.

Did you brick it with a mow?

bigmike600 said...

Good thing you got a nice new bed to rest your weary bones. Nice run. I would have not been able to kick it down after the 4 mile mark like you did. Shows good physical fitness for sure. Keep it up. By the way the only brick mow I do is when I mow over a brick.

J-Wim said...

PS scale. I will have to use that and pretend I made it up myself. Hope you don't mind!
About the workout, all I can say is you are a beast! (In my sophomore son's world, that is the ultimate compliment btw!)