Lemonade Stand

How do you deal with a bad workout?  Not one you don't like, but one that just doesn't feel right?

Last night, I hopped on the treadmill to get a quickie 2 miler in.  5 minutes into my run, I had to dial down the speed and walk it out - my legs were dead and my breath just wasn't there.  The worst part?  I wasn't even going very fast!  It was a mere 6.0 mph (a 10 minute mile).  It should have been easy.  But it wasn't.

I could have bagged the workout right then and there.  Sucked it up, licked my wounded pride, and go make dinner.  But I didn't.

Instead, I walked for a quarter of a mile and turned my easy 2 miler into a moderate interval workout.  800m runs alternated with 400m walk, going up in speed at each 800m interval.  In the end, I ran 2 miles, walked 1 mile and watched an entire episode of "Castle".

Lemons to Lemonade...


  1. Good job sticking it out. Call it a rest day and tear it up tomorrow. Sometimes this is our bodies way of saying I need a rest day, or maybe a sign that your system is fighting something off.

  2. You're right, but that doesn't make it any easier to step away from the 'mill :)

    But I did. Tomorrow is a new day, right?


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