AM: Gym and intervals on the treadmill. I really enjoyed going fast- although that is relative at the moment. I had a lot of fun today.
I had the itch today for the first time in a very long time. The place I workout at -orangetheory- was having an endurance/treadmill competition, and my group of three (two women and myself) lost round 1 (got second place) to a group of three guys who were just... the typical group of guys who you would expect to win. I did not like being on the other side of it. The other teams in the gym also competing were even outwardly rooting for us to catch them, so I was a bit disappointed to lose with myself on the treadmill for the last leg. I did try!
The workout was to have 1 person running at all times while they other two alternated the weight room and the rowing machine and then rotate, so it was a lot of running around- literally.
We regrouped for round two- determined to do better at the transitions. One of the women on my team suggested a technique to transition better so we felt a new set of confidence. Fortunately, we were able to beat them by a full quarter mile by the end of this round- but more interestingly, we beat their previous best distance in the first half hour by a couple of hundreths of a mile which was a cool surprise. The best part, is that they put your name on this white board where it stays until someone later in the day beats it, so I was egocentrically happy to see theirs erased and ours put up.
To see their team competitively get annoyed that we had gotten them in the end did make my day a little, although I feel a bit smug and ashamed thinking these particular thoughts. One guy on their team even through up his hands and pointed at me as I was running, I'm assuming thinking we must've been cheating (we weren't). I think that was the best part.