Sometimes I just cannot wait to get out of there fast enough. Yesterday I decided I’d do the treadmill since it was rainy. After work I headed over and hopped on the bike for a 45 minute spin. To which I overheard a macho guy say to another, “Wow, she sweats A LOT!” (He probably thought I had my music on loud enough that I wouldn’t be able to hear him.) I kind of wanted to say something cheeky but decided against it, which was probably for the better, haha.
Then I got on my favourite treadmill…which seemed to be fixed finally. I took off starting at a 6.5 since I was warmed up and ready to run. All was fine as I gradually increased the pace until….I hit that %$*# emergency stop strap out of it’s place again, I think I must have some sort of magical gift to knock those things off. So annoying. I sped it up as soon as I could and got back into the rhythm fairly quickly.
As I’m running nowhere I try to up the speed more and it wouldn’t let me! They maxed out the ‘mill at EIGHT MPH…I was so annoyed. I didn’t want to use more incline (I was at 3%) so I just did two miles at 8.0 and left without showering or using the sauna. I was going to ask them what the heck was up with that but decided I’ll wait until the next time I go in. Seriously though, that seems like a fairly low speed to max a treadmill out on. They better not have done that to all of them or else!
Fortunately, when I got outside the rain had stopped! Naturally, I decided to finish up my run outside. I chose a new route (that I have driven before) and was glad I did. I felt really great and was able to keep a consistent pace and even had a tiny kick near the end. All in all a solid 13km (8mi) done. As I was driving home it started to rain again…so I was actually glad I left the gym earlier than scheduled. It’s the little things that count. 🙂
Random Note: I have not gotten around to reading a lot of your race reports recently. It’s on the to-do list – I’m not ignoring you!