Second workout today - which I'm pretty sure I did right! 10k on a treadmill 5% grade. First I get to LAF and the damn parking lot is full. I must have gotten there at happy hour. I was worried first that I would not find a locker and second that finding equipment would be a problem. As soon as I walked through I knew there would not be a problem with equipment - there were quite a few people in excercise classes. Had to look pretty hard for a locker though.
O.k., the workout. On paper does not look so bad - yes I knew it would be challenging due to the incline, but I still figured it would be an hour of pain and then I go home. Pain does not even begin to describe what I went through. First I started on an upstairs treadmill - My god was it hot up there! Plus I had a regular water bottle vs. a squirt bottle and hydrating was a chore. I figured I would set the speed for 6 mph and just hold it - WRONG! I held it for about a mile and then had to drop it down to 5.7. After 5K I was totally soaked and was not cooling at all so I TEMPORARILY quit to see if the one and only downstairs treadmill was open - it was. I hopped on an set it for 5K at 5.5 mph figuring I would get back to 5.7 after a few minutes - WRONG AGAIN! O.k. and the damn stop botton is in the worst freaking (keeping it clean) place. I accidently hit it twice while trying to get this very painful workout done. I cussed pretty loud the first time - I don't cuss that much but the brain doesn't work the same when it's oxygen deprived. I had just looked at the mileage so I knew I had completed .6 and had 2.5 miles to go. I did 1.25 miles and hit the f____ing button again! Set it for 1.25 and finished. I was pissed off at this point so I actually bumped the speed up a little. I was doing 6.2 by the time I finished and did the last .25 at 6.5. I had to piece meal my time together for an overall and can only come up with what I think is a decent estimate. I believe, all told, I completed this workout somewhere in the neihborhood of 1:05:30 to 1:06. Would you believe that I found a squirt water bottle buried in my gym bag as I was getting ready to leave?