Today my goal was to go 4 miles, but it's cold and icy outside. I put on my luchador socks and strutted over to the gym.
First I went to the indoor track over the basketball court. I quickly lost count of the number of laps I had done, so that was classy and awesome. I did have a backpack full of stuff to simulate the race course, but no Camelbak. I brought a small bag of honey roasted peanuts, so that was pretty badass.
Feeling like this really shouldn't be this difficult and that maybe a PhD should have prepared me, I went down to the treadmill and hopped on. I walked for a bit and listened to the end of The Read. I had the brilliant idea to try out some of the presets. Note: When they ask you for a maximum speed and incline, don't think that they're just being nice and won't use it. So after that heart attack, I did a manual program and put it on the maximum incline to see how I liked it.
It's on 10.0, but fuzzy because I couldn't keep still. I really liked that experiment.
After the gym I went to the library and picked up a portable foods cookbook. I have to think about race nutrition, so I'll try some of these recipes.
There are some yummy things in here.
AROO! AROO! AROO!