January 3, 2008
last night everything broke
Last night we had the first freeze in 2 years, and everything blew up. My big fat dog insisted on getting into bed with us, and she lay there like a manatee taking up half the bed while Mike and I grew stiff from immobility in our little confined bedspace. At some point I awoke to a horrible grinding sound, which turned out to be one of the computers struggling to boot after the power came back on. Apparently it had been out over an hour, because the thermostat read 55F. This morning we found that the surge-before-the-outage had fried the cable modem and caused the poor little computer to go into an endless cycle of bluescreen-on-boot.
Luckily we live in a world where all kinds of problems can be easily solved. Brighthouse replaced the cable modem without a hassle, and the computer responded to an OS "reinstall" by reviving completely with all its previous apps intact (huh?). I guess the reinstall recopied some important OS files that had gotten corrupted. Who knows? I don't deal with that stuff anymore.
After all that and a dentist appointment, I finally went out for tinman workout #2, a combination of hills and tempo. For now, he defines tempo as 5k pace + 1min, which for me would be 7:15, or that marathon pace I keep not running in marathons :-) The workout itself was:
4x[50-60m hill, 80% effort]
This was fun. The "tempo" pace felt too easy and I didn't quite maintain it (6:59/7:06/7:06), even though I really tried. By the time I got to the hill repeats I was nice and warmed up and was able to take them hard and with good form. It turns out the hill I'd chosen wasn't 60m but more like 150m, oops. I'll use a shorter hill next time.
Posted by joe positive at January 3, 2008 7:28 PM
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Nice! I remember when I thought his workouts were cake. Cake! But soon, soon, he will wear you back down I promise :) I really enjoyed my first couple months of his workouts and they taught me a lot. I hope it's as enjoyable for you!!
And Happy New Year too!
Posted by: Salty at January 3, 2008 9:44 PM
... and before you know it, minimalism is going to get to you...
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at January 4, 2008 4:04 PM