I apologize for the lateness of this post - but I have been having internet issues. I hope to have that resolved this week. But the show must go on . . .
Wednesday was my return to USA Fit training after missing all of last week and this Monday due to Memorial Day. I was honestly happy to be back, but I was still feeling a little under the weather.
I had cancelled my training this week on Tuesday and Thursday since I was supposed to be at sea those days, but the trip was delayed due to our ship being reassigned for BP clean-up crews. So Tuesday I went to the gym and used the stairstepper and the precor ADT, and even ran on the treadmill at incline 7 hoping to simulate the parking garage Leno makes us run. Not a lengthy workout, but still a workout nonetheless.
So I showed up Wednesday in an incredibly mis-matched outfit, looking like a zombie and singing along to EMF - Ohhh - You're Unbelievable! We did our standard 1.2 mile warm-up and I did pretty well. I stayed with the pack for a longer period of time, but then I dropped back and even had to walk a few ticks due to a coughing jag.
Once back at the track we did our silly warm-ups and were then told that our sprints this week would be 1 min on, 1 min rest; 2 min on, 2 min rest; 3 min on, 3 min rest; 3 min on, 3 min rest; 2 min on, 2 min rest; 1 min on, 1 min rest. Holy hell.
Knowing I was sick - I didn't give it 100% - I am sure of that, but I did give it all could. At the end of the 1 min sprint, I started coughing and bile was hanging out in my throat teasing me with a full-on vomit. As it turns out I have shy bile - after the entire sprint sets I still hadn't thrown up, but still had the taste in my mouth and was coughing like a mad person.
I also was admonished for looking at my Garmin too often to track my pace, and I need to get better about just running and not focusing on the speed or distance - just do the drills and focus on that. I will aim to do that on Monday.
Regardless - another fun day of torture and one more training day closer to my half marathon.
Go team go - rah.