Thursday, March 02, 2006

Early morning debacle

Today's session - Yasso session

Time / weather - 6.30am / 14-15*c, cool, cloudy
Distance - 11.2km inc 4 x 800m in 3.30min (3.30min RI)
Time taken - 1hr 3.40min

The program for this morning was to run 8 x 800m in 3.30min, with the same recovery time. Simple, not complicated, yet I managed to stuff around and then had to cut the session short because I was running late. Instead of running 8 repeats I ran 4. Instead of running the repeats on the oval (the sprinklers were on) I had to measure out a 400m section on a cycle path.

Some things to remember next time I run:

1. Do not attempt to get dressed in the dark - wrestling with a twisted crop top while still half asleep is a tortuous endurance effort in itself. Once I had extricated myself from the lycra nightmare (picture one arm stuck up in the air, the other caught behind my back, before realising I had my head through an armhole), I proceeded getting dressed, only to realise, once I did turn on the light, that I had my top and shorts on inside out. Aaaargh!

2. Always have your shoes where you can find them easily. I had left them outside after yesterday morning's run because they were damp and covered in grass cuttings. Some helpful person had decided to move them into the shed overnight in case they should get stolen(?!) or it might rain but didn't alert me to this fact. I spent a good 15mins retracing my steps yesterday morning, thinking I was losing my mind (must be that 45 phenomenon happening, Geoff and Ewen!) because I was positive I had left them on the step next to the back door, when I just happened to look in the shed. Oh look, a pair of running shoes - gosh, I wonder who they belong to. Aaargh!!

3. If you are going to lock all doors, remember to take a key because your sons lapse into a comatose state when asleep and would not hear a bomb going off outside their window, let alone in their room. I spent another 15mins trying to rouse one of them to let me in - after banging on windows and doors, ringing the doorbell and yelling out their names for what seemed an eternity I finally managed to elicit the following mumbled response - "Whatcha doin' outside?" or something to that effect. I probably had also managed to wake up the rest of the street. Aaaargh!

23 comments:

RunDave said...

Sounds like they deserved to be woken after all that. You still got out there for a run though.

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speedygeoff said...

Wow, your comments option just went crazy and repeat-published before I was done.

CJ, what I was trying to say was, you could think about joining our Saturday morning speed session this week, we promise we wouldn't comment on any inside-out clothing, and we would only get you to run hard for 45 minutes....

Saturday is "be kind to CJ" day.

I can hear CJ saying, "It's about time". Yes it is!

KIT said...

Hahahahaha

I have soooo been there! It is usually getting out of my running crop top... I get stuck and am sooo pooped from running have to call out for hubbie to rescue me. I also left my running shoes on the balcony to dry and forgot... stomped around in the dark now cursing hubbie for hiding my shoes hehe

Now in regards to 6ft.... yes definately tempted! Either 2007 or 2008... depending on life stuff! But this year Ray is taking photos and I am cheering... can't wait!

strewth said...

And my problem is definitely removing the very damp crop top AFTER running in it. I get all tangled up and have to have it wrenched from me by hubby. What an interesting start to your morning!! And I notice that little comment about 6' - so we ARE tempted are we perhaps because of the distance of 45km?? See you tomorrow.

iliketoast said...

The visuals of this post are the best part. I'm thinking it's a good thing not to have the crop top (for me that is). You might not get away with it so easily.

Hilda said...

Certainly you'd better watch your shoes, if I'd stay close I'd steel them, they are use to run so fast, and also, they are red, a great temptation.
Funny post!

Just can't imagine what a luxurious maraton it would be running with CJ!!! A whole dream!!!

Friar said...

Now that shoe episode is perhaps why some people encourage shoe rotation, ie. have more than one pair so your shoes can have a rest and recovery, but your shoes decided to find a quiet location, to rest and recover, all by themselves.

wildthing said...

Very funny. I can so relate to the lycra top thing. I think I may have almost disloctaed a shoulder on a number of occasions.

wt

Gronk said...

Hehe, funny post CJ. :)

Jennifer P said...

I usually can't get out of my bras. And I'm embarassed to admit I've locked myself out on more than one occasionn -- but I've had to break into my own house to get back in. Stupid dogs can't reach the door knob to let me in...

2P said...

LOL - that is a classic CJ - sadly I can relate to it all from experience (except the crop top bit - although there was the time.....)

Ewen said...

Lucky you didn't head out the door with it on backwards.

So, on Saturday, will you be doing 4.5k in the middle of your long run at 4:50 per km?

Or, will you be just running for 45 minutes and doing your long run on Sunday when you are much older and more experienced?

Jen_runs said...

Hehehe. I always struggle with the crop top too!! Putting my head through the whole is my party trick.

So sorry that I haven't stopped by in so long. I've really missed following your adventures - you've certainly been busy !

I don't have a "trip" to Canberra on the cards at the moment - though I may come down for a weekend later in the year. However the big "move" to Canberra is likely to be next year. I'd love to join you and Strewth for a swim and breakfast then !

D said...

You can laugh about it now CJ! That is one of those days that we say to ourselves, we should've just stayed in bed. But you did get your run in! You could've started a new running fashion trend by leaving your clothes on inside out!

Friar said...

And will you be tempted to include a bunch of keys in your gear to avoid being locked out of home in future?

Surely a bunch of 45 keys is not too many to carry??

Have a great day today. :-))

speedygeoff said...

hbtycj452day

Ewen said...

I thought there'd be at least 45 comments by now!

I have a song on this old 45 - it goes something like this:

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
You look like a runner
And you run like one too

Have a great day CJ! :)

Lulu said...

Is it your birthday? If it is happy birthday! If its not happy birthday anyway.

LOL.. I have been there with the crop top. Good thing the Enell bra has lots of hooks and eyes, alhtough they can be an absolute nightmare first thing in the morning. I got the park the other day to find I had my running tights on backwards. I was wondering why they felt a bit strange!!

speedygeoff said...

Come on CJ. The cat's out of the bag. What do you have to say for yourself on your 45th birthday? Not only do I know but so does strewth, ewen, friar, lulu, and the rest of the english speaking world.

Rae said...

Happy Birthday!!

That post is so funny. I can just picture you with your running outfit inside out!!!