Sunday, April 05, 2009


Today began like last Sunday with a 6am test message from Snips. We were heading for our long run on the treadmill. It was pouring cat & dogs and due to change to snow. The temperature was dropping. It was not a day for a 12 miler outside.

We got to the gym both dreading what was ahead of us. Master's swim was just beginning so we stopped for a quick hello and headed to the locker room. We dumped our stuff and developed out strategy as we walked upstairs.

  • The plan was to run for 2.5 hours.
  • Speed would be set to keep our heart rates in zone 2.
  • We would grab the 2 treadmills in the personal training area so we would have a view of the TVs and people with personal trainers.
  • Treadmills close to bathroom.
  • 1 minute of walking every 15 minutes.
  • Heed to drink. Sport beans for fuel.
  • We both came with list of things to talk about.
  • Hot tub time when we were finished.

Amazingly the time flew by. We never stopped talking. We started at 7am and turned the treadmills off at 930am. We gave each other a high five. I was happy how good that I felt. We both had confidence that we were on track for the Indy500 MiniMarathon in 4 weeks.

The hot tub was our next stop and totally relaxed us after the long run. I was so relaxed that after I came home, I fell asleep for 3 hours.

Waddling after surviving the dreadmill...........


Sunshine said...

Wow! What an impressive snow day!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Wow. You ran on the treadmill for 2.5 hrs and time flew by?!? Awesome!!

TRISHARKIE (AKA Ronda) said...

How awesome....way to go! You and Snips make a great team! You two turned a rotten weather day into a fabulous treadmill workout...sweet!

...And you got in a 3 hour nap! You must have needed that!

Fe-lady said...

Oh my goodness! I can't even imagine!
The hot tub must have felt so wonderful and yea for naps! Well deserved!

Irene said...

Very impressive treadmill workout! I'm sure having someone to talk to helped!


Vickie said...

I have to agree that the hot tub after is just reward for that much torture on the treadmill. I always find I am not nearly as sore afterwards also. People say ice baths; I say hot tubs! You're ready!

Joe said...

That's making some lemonade out of a lemon of a day...good for you!!

The Mini will be easy for you!!

Dori said...

Nice work. The treadmill is not so bad when you have someone to share it with.

ShirleyPerly said...

Nice plan and nice execution! I've never talked to anyone on a treadmill next to me before. Interesting way to pass the time. Hope the weather improves soon!!

Lindy said...

Awesome work! I'm playing catch up with my training for Indy. :(

Formulaic said...

This post should go in the book of records!

2.5 on the dreadmill and the time FLEW by??

Scratch the records, go straight to the looney bin (or straight to Ironman!)

Good job