For anyone who’s just starting this blog on this post, I just wanted to fill you in on this series. PJ and I have been training for Georgia Death Race by simulating the courses elevation gain on a treadmill at various inclines.
Gym treadmills are not made for ultrarunners. At all.
Maybe it’s just this gym, but it shuts down after 90 minutes. It pains me when I have to stop the workout, wait for the incline to go down to 0, select for it to go back up to said incline, then restart the workout.
I was pleasantly surprised with how I felt throughout this entire workout considering the hard StairMaster workout we did yesterday. And how ditzy and out of it I was all day.
Got to the gym, forgot my paper with the inclines for miles 55-64. Had to figure that out quickly before starting the workout, got half of them done, realized I was doing the elevation loss not gained. Got onto the treadmill, my silicone earbud covers went flying off and backwards into a crowd of people who proceeded to step on them. Woof. At this point, I was just ready to get going. So what did I do? Picked them up, placed them on my earphone, and slapped em in my ears. Gross, right? Eh, whatever. Grosser things have happened to me on a run.
Once I got going, I felt good and really strong. Could have picked up the pace but allowed myself to keep it easier (maybe this training is really working and paying off? I hope.)
Got home, stuffed my face and was greeted by this photo when I checked Facebook before bed
Thank you, Sean “Run Bum” (Georgia Death Race race director.) That’s a finisher’s spike in a tree. To which I responded will probably be similar to how my quads will be feeling on race day – like they’re being stabbed. Can’t wait!
*Cue psychotic laugh followed by a nervous gulp*