4.25 miles, 30 mins
They say familiarity breeds contempt. Now, I don't know who they are, but after today's outing I'm inclined to agree. Due to a desire to see some Champions League football I decided to work out at the gym where I supervise the subjects from my study exercise. Figured one cross trainer is the same as the next. Nuh uh. After 15 mins of a planned 40 on some contraption resembling a X-trainer my legs were toast, my HR was shooting skywards, and I was on the lowest possible setting. F that. Initially thought about making up the extra time on the treadmill but decided to be smart, stick to the plan, and finish at 30 mins. The run was fun, although I didn't enjoy the mirror to the side of me. It made me realise a) how painfully short and ugly my stride is now, and b) my legs are HUGE, and not in a good way. I must be carrying a good 10lbs excess baggage down there, and am not really sure how, since my bones are whittled away to nowt. Attempted to do my usual weight routine, and again, was totally out of sync on the different machines. Bagged it till tomorrow, and did a bunch of core/flexibility work. Looking forward to returning to normality tomorrow.
Big props to Jokin for the win at the OKC marathon. It's funny, but thinking about it, it seems very rare to hear of someone you know actually winning a marathon. Its a race so defined by time (and Kenyans) that trying to win is never usually a factor. Congrats man.