Tonight, I had 11 miles on the schedule. At mile 5, I have #9 dark chocolate energy gel. It tastes like I was eating a smooth, thinner version of fudge. It really made my legs keep going. Shortly after taking the gel, I got kicked off the tm. I guess there was a class that had 6 tm reserved (complete crap).
Once I got kicked off, there weren't any tm left, and I still had about 5 1/2 miles left. I went to the bathroom and rinsed my face. When I got back, there was only 1 tm open. I took it. It was sucky tm. There is only one type (they have fans the the tracking is so much better) I can use and they were all filled. I watched carefully, waiting for people to get off. About 1 mile into this portion of my run, someone got off a "good" tm. I snagged it before his foot completely left the tm.
2 miles into this portion, a young girl got on next to me. She was dragging her feet. If you don't know, that's a huge pet peeve of mine. I hate it when people drag their feet on the tm. If you're too lazy to pick up your feet, why are you even on this thing? Sorry for the rant. It was a really bad 11 miles tonight. I just couldn't let my mind fly around and think about stupid things and even not think at all. I took yet another bathroom break and came back. I was determined to finish (and the foot dragger was gone). And, finish is what I did. Not how I wanted, but I finished the entire 11 miles.
Here are the best socks I've ever put on my feet. They were a champ for me and my 11 miles tonight. Worked exactly how I needed them to.
Do you guys have any pet peeves of other peoples workouts? Or, am I just a crazy, loony person?