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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Crotch sweat...

You know when you have been running and you know you are the shit? I mean, you know you can run up hill in the snow for 20 hours straight... Why is it then that a piddly 3 miles on the dreadmill will kick your ass.

That was me last night. D and I went to the track. There was no parking at the school...something was going on. And Bootcamp was already on the track. So around the corner to the gym we went.

Let me first say, I didn't want to run on the track or on the treadmill, but I got home to late to run through the hood. It was too dark. I was in tears over something and just wanted to be by myself. When leaving for the track, I snapped at D and cried some more...All the more reason to go run.

Back to story...
So we got to the gym and changed to short sleeves (we had a backup plan for once). By this point I wasn't talking because I knew if I did the dam would break. So I started my walk. Then I started my 5K. The music playing at the gym was shit. I think I listened to REO Speedwagon, Journey and Air Supply. Not great running music. I focused on that the first mile. I finally finished that mile at 13:38, and started the 2nd mile. It wasn't great. At one point, I leaned my arms on the treadmills, so my legs wouldn't have to carry any weight. Why the hell am I so tired, I was wondering. It wasn't the speed. Why is my HRM reading 77bpm? The guy next to me left and my HR went up to 177. Answered that question. Ah the hills. You can do it, AL. 4 minutes into the hills, I'm going, "No fucking way can I make the hills." So I put the incline back at 0. Finished mile 2 at 27:28.
Mile 3: Just kill me now. How did I run 4 miles last week? Hell how did I run 3 miles Saturday? If I'm still shuffling my feet at speed 3.7 is that considered running? I basically played with (read slowed down) my speed for the last mile in dying torture. I finished at 43:42, I think. I walked .1 mile afterward and thought my legs would give, so I went and got on the bike.

On the bike, I rode 2 miles. While on the bike, I smelled crotch sweat. I don't think it was me. I smelled it when these 2 guys stood behind me (1 was on the stairmaster and the other wanted the bike I guess). When the bike waiting guy would walk around the gym, the smell would lessen. So I am guessing it was him. 10 minutes on the bike I was done. I now couldn't get crotch sweat out of my mind.

D and I went home and he cooked dinner. Just to be on the safe side that it wasn't me, I washed all my shorts with Dawn and Tide, and took a shower.

I didn't have time to think about what had upset me before the run. I guess that's what running, biking and crotch sweat is for.

Time: 43:42 (run)
Mileage: 3.1 (14:06 min/mile)
Time: 6:00 (walk)
Mileage: .3 (20.00 min/mile)
Calories: 727
Max HR 185
Avg HR 140
In Zone 3:42


Viv said...

Way to hammer out those hills! the are impossible and people like me just avoid them at all costs. So awesome for you for training em'! Now I know what to call crotch sweat...I will admit it only here that I get it. Shit, I hope others can't smell it.

mommie2lea said...

Yes, forgetting (or at least making it seem like things aren't so bad!) is something I look forward to when I go into a run sad or mad. That sticks about your HRM and the guy next to you, though. And the crotch sweat stink (pun intended, LOL), too!

Marcy said...

OMFG I AM SSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOO hardcore laughing my ass off. You just don't even know!

OK, wouldn't male crotch sweat smell differently than a woman's?!? I don't even know what it smells like?!? How the heck do yuo know? Is it something you JUST KNOW if you're around it or what?

AKA Alice said...

When I'm upset about something I either have the best or the worst runs...there's no middle ground...

Crotch Sweat LMAO...hahahahah

mills said...

Treadmill stress tests help to determine if the blood and oxygen flow to the heart is sufficient when it is under an increased workload. Treadmills stress test also indicates coronary artery disease or abnormal heart rhythms during workload or exertion.

Viper said...

Crotch sweat is the worst! Thanks for stopping by Team HQ. Cheers.

Susan (aka Suba) said...

I've threatened to rub my sweaty stinky crotch gym pants in Wade's face on more than one occasion.

Yeah, I said it, I'm a crotch sweater.........

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run4mylife said...

yay, I'm not the only crier out there!!! hehe

booo hooooo :***(

Ok, and crotch sweat.. LMAO!!! That's hilarious!