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...