Sunday, May 11, 2008

Business Trip (Training Recap)

I attended a conference in Oklahoma City this past week, so home base for training was the Sheraton Hotel. On Monday, with traveling, meetings and a group dinner, I had no good opportunity to run. Bummer. On Tuesday, rain, lightning, hail and heavy winds kept me indoors in the AM for an 8 mile run on the treadmill.
Later that day, before dinner, I was able to take advantage of the cleared weather and I snuck in a 5 ¼ mile run at a park (going on a tip from a marathoner dude who works at the hotel) not too far from the hotel. Wednesday morning the weather was the same inclement stuff as the day before. So it was back to treadmill. This time I knew my chances for a 2nd run during the day would be slim so I sucked it up and slugged out a 13 miler. During the hour and 3/4 on the treadmill, my profusely dripping sweat traveled down the belt and sprayed continuously behind the equipment and saturated a pretty big spot on the carpet. Oops. Sorry. Thursday, Mark (he was at the conference too) and I headed out to Lake Hefner for a run around a 9 mile path around the lake. We got a third of the way around the lake and the path abruptly closed and was under construction. So we had to improvise and run along a secondary highway (during rush hour) to skirt around the construction. We managed to dodge the traffic and complete the lake circumnavigation and turned the loop into a 10 miler. Friday it was 7 on the treadmill before hopping on the plane home. Saturday was family and rest time. Shhhhh don’t tell anyone, but Sunday I snuck in a 22 miler at 4 AM before everyone got up…

Happy Mothers Day!!

6 comments:

Lauren said...

You are nuts, and I love you.

AnthonyP said...

I hate business trips that offer no running opportunities. I have one coming up this weekend - firm retreat (yikes) in Orlando - but I'm going to see what I can do as far as running goes.

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO at the sweat! I'm like that on the stationary bike. It's good thing we keep it down in the basement because the whole carpet would be a mess :-X

Nitmos said...

Dude, you know you are a loooong distance runner when you "sneak" in a 22 miler. Nice!

bill carter said...

Wow, that is perserverance! It is hard enough to just make yourself get out there and run... when you overcome the challenges you did, that is the sure sign that you are a dedicated runner.

Best of luck.

Bob Gentile said...

I am in such a SOAK the treadmill at the GYM mode with "sweat", as a matter a fact to trick my mental side I say "OK Bob lets see how much sweat we can get on this piece of chittt"

ahhh the games we play huh :-)

way to crank out the MILES!!!!!