I had a rough week of running.  But, thankfully it’s over.

I used the Garmin, and now I’ve decided to keep it, if only for it’s superb mapping skills.  What follows, though, are some of the comments I’ve made from my runs.

  • Tuesday, Intervals:

I really screwed this up. Reading from Garmin:

I jogged MOST of it, and i thought i was hauling ass. The thing I will NOT tolerate is Crash determining what I do, instead of feeling my body, and feeling what it can do.

Stats are clunky, but they are here, and ugly.

I only was in 9:42 for 1, 2 & 6th interval. Everything else in the 10 range. Thought I was in Rest phase.

Whatever. It was infuriating. I think I’m more upset because I didn’t know what my body was doing…and like most races, I need an internal gauge, not what some arm laptop is telling me.

  • Wednesday:

Just a five miler in town.  Nothing to write home about.  Foot was still sore where the dog ran into me the week before.  (did i mention this?)

  • Friday:

Slower, slower, slower.  An 11:38 conversational 4 miles.  I ran out to the Country Club and back.  Did walking lunges and sumo squats for the first time in 2 years.  I LOVED LOVED LOVED them. (today, not so much)

  • Saturday:  Called for a 10 minute per mile 6.2 miler.

Was sick earlier in the day. Ate an egg white omelette that didn’t sit well. Kim called again, and so I was on my own.

Decided to go to the Green Bridge. I knew a half mile in it was going to be a stomach cramp day.

Mile 1-3 was faster, but at 3.8 I had to stop…or throwup. I was on a road I didn’t know, and it was too narrow for me and cars, as it was too close to the road.

I stopped for about 3 minutes, and felt very sick.

Realized the fastest way back was to run.

Mile 4-6 rough, because I had to go to the bathroom. Omelette. Garmin was good because it kept me honest on the mileage, but didn’t like that I had so much further to run.

At the bottom of the overpass, I saw Salon. Watch turned off at 6.21, and I ran into to salon of women, who thankfully pointed me in the direction.

It was done. Had to walk a bit home.

CORE done today and yesterday. Could feel my quads from walking/sumos.

I’m not having fun because I am looking at the watch. Catch 22…because I like the map feature, but it’s like running with a laptop on my arm.

So, didn’t make the time, but did the run.

  • Sunday

Called for an easy five.  But, it was hard.  It hurt.  CORE was sore, quads were sore.  Still feeling sick.

I ended up putting in the miles this week, but I didn’t have any fun.  The reason is this:  Crash Davis (Garmin) was ruling my runs.  I had to train myself yesterday to not look ONE TIME.  I want to look to see how well I’m doing, but then if I’m not on target, I mentally check out.

Today, I took my $10 Walgreens watch with me.  Looked at it once.  The difference is, the accuracy of my run may have been different.

I’ve decided to keep my baby.  He’s not going back to the store.  However, he’s not the only watch in this house, and I will not be ruled by this arm laptop.

I run for the feeling, and for fun.  Anything keeping me from that will be eliminated to the back of the charging table.  All in all, a rough week, but those things happen.

4 thoughts on “Rough Running

  1. It took me a few weeks to get used to my Garmin – and mine is the lowest of the lowest end model! I still have no idea how to use it for intervals. It does not have GPS either. I just turn it to ‘Train’, press start, glance at my pace once in awhile, press ‘stop’ and ‘save’ then upload it to my PC. I review my distance, pace, stride rate, heart rate.

    Also, did you manually calibrate the watch? It could be ‘off’ if it’s not calibrated to YOUR specific stride length which could be why you feel Crash is lying to you… 🙂 NOt familiar with your model though so I could be way off here…just thought I’d throw it out there though!

    A good week is sure to follow though, just chalk it up to one of ‘those’ weeks!

  2. Heyy!!, at least you are getting some running going on!!, last week, I only ran 10 km!!, I am hoping that this week is better now that I am on vacations!!

    Those weeks happen, the key is to keep on running and not to stop!!

    Great blog!



  3. Hey Linda, at least your still running outside. But I do feel you on the stomach thing. Mine was KASHI. OMG that stuff is supposed to be really awesome for your digestive system all it does is give me GAS. Yes I’m just SHARING away.

    Anyway keep it up, I’ve been treading the treadmill. Going today, but the farthest I go is 2 miles. I’m going to throw the sumo squats in there, it HAS been a while since I’ve done those.


  4. In running and teaching rough things happen–but we press on. Keep running—and teaching—Ms. V!

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