Not THAT walk of shame!!!
I dunno what the heck is going on but I went for a run tonight and what a disaster! My last run was great, my heart rate was much better, lower than it had been in the past at a steady pace (as I boasted in another post). So although I was dreading going for a workout tonight I got some awesome encouragement from a co-worker and my favourite tweeps and headed off to the "Y".
I don't know if the equipment is totally different or what the heck was going on. I did my normal 3 minute warm up. On the Goodlife treadmills I would warm up at around 3.6 and then run between 4.8 and 5.0 at 3 minute run, 1 minute walk. I started walking at 3.6 and damn near fell off the treadmill. Slowed it down and when I started to run I put it at 4.8 and thought I might die, within 2 minutes my heart rate was in the 160s. Slowed it down but I felt exhausted, I was more than happy to back off and walk for a minute, the next 3 minute section my heart rate skyrocketed again and I was only going 4.4 or something and I couldn't even last 3 minutes. After that it was 2 minute run, 1 minute walk. About 25 minutes into this run/walk/die sequence I wanted to go home but thought at least I could walk so I bumped the incline to 5% and walked for a few minutes watching my heart rate the whole time, I couldn't get it below 150. I managed a few run bursts and my shins felt the load but I pushed through as best I could.
Normally my heart rate goes high but my recovery is great as well, as soon as I walk my heart rate drops like a stone which I think is supposed to be good but even at a slow walk I couldn't get my heart rate below 145-150.
So there it is.. it's out there, probably my worst run since the very first run I ever did. I'm totally disappointed BUT there are some positives. I got out there and did it, perhaps this equipment really is different than what I have been using at the other club, I burned alot of calories because my heart rate was so high and I can't say that I was slacking. Next run will be better, I DEMAND IT!!
And now for a long hot bath where I will wash off the sweat and shame.. lol