Wednesday, January 21, 2009


8:20 AM - BSC - Bike, 40:00.
5 x 2:00 @ 75-80% effort w/2:00 recovery.

6:45 PM - RLTAC - 10 miles.
Track Workout: 5 x 800m @ 2:28-30 w/2:30-3:00 recovery.
21:00 warmup, 23:00 cooldown.
2:29.59, (2:34.35 recovery), 2:28.42 (2:53.51), 2:27.78 (2:39.25), 2:25.94 (2:33.97), 2:26.06.

8:10 AM - BSC - Bike, 1:00:00.
Steady 65-70% effort.

Call me Britney Spears -- on second thought, please don't -- but oops, I did it again. Last night was my second straight week back at Reggie and the second week in a row where I miscounted laps during a workout. Luckily, this time it wasn't in the middle of an interval, but rather when the all the intervals were all said and done - or so I thought, anyway.

Kevin had me cued up for 6 by 800 meters in the range of 2:28 to 2:30 with 2:30 to 3 minutes recovery between each interval. After getting my legs and lungs on the same page during the first two intervals, I settled into a steady rhythm and finished the workout satisfied to have comfortably completed all six reps under 5-minute-mile pace. That is, until I got home and my trusty Timex told me otherwise. Apparently, I never quite completed that sixth interval, or even started it for that matter.

Truth be told, in the grand scheme of things half a mile worth of work hardly matters, but the fact that I unintentionally ignored an interval has me kind of concerned about my seemingly foggy focus of late. Not sure what's led me to lapse twice in as many weeks now, but I've got to get my shit together before it becomes a persistent problem.

And that'll do it for this entry/self-loathing session. I'd write more, but one of the co-authors of this blog had me on the phone for well over an hour tonight trying to convince me to take a trip to the neo-hippie capital of North Carolina. His sales pitch was solid, so much so that I'm booking a flight for the first week of February. Can't wait!


Anonymous said...

Man, you're even having a tough time typing "get your shit together". Hard times indeed.

Mario said...

Yeah, even my editing skills are failing. Nice catch, man.

PS, Let's get a run in soon.

Anonymous said...

And what? Did I not do enough to convince you to come down to the more civilized area of NC? The mountains? I ask you, what do you want Christmas trees and mining? Or what we can offer you, which is...uhm, many different types of mini-malls. Crap, you're better off in the mountains.