Thursday, November 12, 2009

Procrastination Sucks!

I'm about to crash for the night but thought I'd put in a little post.

I did the 400M intervals last night, and WOW ... they were TOUGH!  I've done intervals before, but I don't think quite that long or intense.  Normally at the track I do 100M sprints.  I found it very hard to pace myself over 400M.  I'd sprint the first 150M, then keep a good speed for the next 50M.  Then the next 100M I'd be sucking wind, then give it a final push over the last 50M.

My time was alot better than I'd expected.  I was hoping to do each lap under 2 minutes.  I ended up doing the 1st, 2nd and 4th laps in exactly 1:38 and the 3rd lap I managed to squeeze out a little more and did it in 1:35.  That's over 9mph average!!!  I'm pretty impressed with that.

So now I have a time to work with!  I wonder how fast I can get with them.

I was feeling pretty tired last night, and had a slight cough.  We'll have to see how things progressed.

I did end up having to skip today's scheduled run.  I just have WAY too much on my plate right now and I couldn't fit it in today.  I'm having to work slightly longer days at work lately.  Then when I get home I've got a ton of paperwork to do for our own company.  Tonight though I had to clean my barn, which took me about 2 1/2 hours off sweaty, heavy work.  It hadn't been done in a LONG time and I had to move about 50 hay bales.  That's tough work!  I would much rather have gone running, that's for sure.

What am I learning from all this (or .. what SHOULD I be learning)?  Procrastination sucks!  I'm the type that hates to do little bits of something all the time.  I'd much rather let it build up then tackle it all at once.  The problem though is when you let it go on too long AND you let too many things go on too long and they all come to bite you in the ass at the same time.  That's exactly where I'm at right now.  Every corner I turn there's something else that I really should have done a long time ago.  Grrr!


Syl said...

I hear you, couldn't we of just finished before starting, it would have been so much easier!
Great job on the run Heidi, you continue to inspire me.

Tamara said...

Wow. You are fast!

Cleaning out that barn must have been awesome exercise even if it wasn't as fun as a run. That's how I felt about the uber rake job I had to do in my yard a couple of days ago. Probably just slightly easier than cleaning out a barn ;)

I hear ya on the procrastination. I'm really bad for that myself. Every once in a while I procrastinate so long, the task never actually gets done! I have a stack of filing as tall as my kitchen table. And I like filing! ( I know, call me strange )

Marcelle said...

wow you are super girl on that track!!

I've decided to just run at my comfortable pace 8.5 - 9.5 on the treadmill for now ...I find trying to beat my time takes the enjoyment away from running...
But once bored with that I'll try those sprints as well...LOL
The joys of growing old I tell you!!