Is it Wednesday or just a bad day on the schedule for me?
I'm cooked, could be the people at work with colds or it could be week 3 (the hard week) in my programm(e) - but I'm tired. My 10 mile run at the 6:20 pace (which is my favorite workout) was not going to happen - it was dark and I slept terribly. When this happens I hear the following things as I lay in bed at 5:05am debating what to do...
Ben Collins: 'Get up, if you're tired, you'll just have to work extra hard' (of course you can call him anytime and you're guaranteed to get the following 'man, I was trying to take a nap and EVERYONE has called me')
My Coach(es): 'if you're tired then you need to listen to your body' (then gives me 2 runs at 6:20-6:40 miles for 210 mins total).
Macca: 'recovery is the 4th discipline' (easy to say when you can rip off sub 5:40 miles in a marathon)
Lorpeedo: 'when am I going to make this workout up... (lays in bed trying to rearrange schedule in head to figure out when 10 mile run fits), maybe I can do a 30 min hard run after swimming tomorrow...'
Then I get up, check in with work and read the news and always find a reason to be happy. Today's news made the 4 hours on a TT bike seem relatively comfortable - though not nearly as comfortable as that lady. Between this and Elliot Spitzer, it makes me glad to be happily married (see the genuine smile below) and live in a home with 4 bathrooms. Tomorrow I'll swim and do a 30 min brick run after at a Macca-worthy tempo.
And now for something completely different....