My workout last night was tough but it was even harder to get to the treadmill and actually turn it on. I stood on the treadmill for minutes fearing the workout to come. But I did turn it on and I stayed true to the planned workout. The workout is a pretty tough one: 2 miles of warm-up, rest/recovery, 25 minutes at threshold pace (6:44), 5 minutes of easy running/walking, 20 minutes at threshold, and then a cool-down.
I was shocked during the first threshold block that it felt pretty comfortable. I really expected things to go badly. The last five minutes of the second set were quite difficult for me but I did complete it. I ended up singing out loud (well, not really singing but more like panting) words that seemed so appropriate at the time: “collapsing in on yourself, I don’t know why I try”. I felt like I was collapsing on myself!
Best of all I didn’t think about work even once for more than an hour. I finished the workout feeling good and feeling tired.