Saturday, October 10, 2009

Painful football made me want to run away. So I did.

Still not convinced Ohio State is a top 10 team.

I spent the afternoon sitting in my recliner, watching the Badgers take on Ohio State. The first half was a good battle and it was close at halftime. The second half? Painful to watch. Especially since Ohio State's offense was sitting on the sidelines while its defense and special teams racked up the points.

And the Badgers? While they were moving the ball, they were having trouble finding the end zone, holding onto the ball in the end zone or kicking the ball through the uprights.

Final score? A 31-13 loss.

And when the clock hit zero, I promptly grabbed my bag and headed over to the YMCA for a run. I would have gone outside, but honestly? Mid-30s and windy was a little too chilly for me today. So the treadmill it was.

I had 45 minutes before the YMCA closed. I started to run, not sure if I was going to go 2 or 3 miles. Heck I even had time for 4 if I wanted. So I ran. First mile was kind of slow. Sped up a bit in the second mile and the treadmill timer was reading 21 minutes, 45 seconds. Not bad, but not good.

My legs still felt good. So I upped the speed and kept going. I hit the 3 mile marker at 32 minutes, 30 seconds. Still was feeling good and still had about 15 minutes before closing time.

So I notched the speed up again and kept running. I don't think the speed ever dipped below 6 miles per hour (a 10-minute mile) during the final mile. And I was feeling good. I liked the faster pace. Finished up 4 miles in 41 minutes, 15 seconds.

Not a great football game, but a good run. I'll take it.


Diana said...

Nice way to get rid of those "shitty football game" blues!!

Nat said...

Nice work, you are getting faster all the time!

Deloris said...

Good job on your run! I agree with you about Ohio State.