This will NOT be a political blog post but I'm pretty sure I know the country has one eye on the hellish carnage in Haiti and the other eye ball fixed on who will take the Massachusetts senate seat today. Am I right? You non Massachusetts residents will have to tell me if we've made the headlines in your town.
In other not so exciting news, I attempted a 4.5 mile road race this past weekend and if I could capture the experience in a screen print from my training peaks, I would, but I can't so here's a LINK if you really want to see where a heart rate should probably never go during an very early season TRAINING run.
Here are a few thoughts and lessons learned from this:
If my pace wasn't steady, my heart rate sure was. RED LINED even on the steep
down hill section. Hey, and I didn't even let it crash mid run. Kudos for me. (barf)
I am an idiot for signing up for a "training run" that had absolutely no flat sections except for the floor of the middle school girl's bathroom and the parking lot/finish line area where you actually STOP running.
I was trashed on Saturday after the race but was still in shock to really notice the amount.
I was trashed on Sunday (see above)
I was trashed on Monday (see above)
It's Tuesday and there is hope.