Monday, December 29, 2008

challenging day for my birthday!

christmas vacations, eat lots, sleep not much, play outside in the snow, famiy reunion, crazy storms, kids screaming all over, presents, lots of them!!! two more days of this and i will be back to New mexico in my quiet life. kind of looking forward to the quiet routine!

Today was my birthday!!! well, it s actually tomorow but i wanted to celebrate it today as i will be traveling tomorow... And my coach had a special present for me. It was a fun workout to do on the treadmill. It was a very simple one; run a full marathon on that silly moving carpet and get the work done!

Well, i had to make it to UQTR and use there gym to get acces to a treadmill. My tready was facing the vertical bikes so i would have the awesome chance to stare at people riding there verticale bike for the next 3h......

As i started the run, i setted the pace to just under 7 min miles and realized my ipod was broken and that it would be a pure test of will power to get this done as i had zero distraction. After 20min of running, there was a giant pot hole of water around me tready and i was trying to figure out who i would get to the end of this alive. At 50 min, i had lost all interest in life and wanted to walk away so bad!!!


half way into it, focusing on getting lots of gatorade in me and get into a rythme...and at the same time, decided to give the ipod another try and a miracle happen! i was working just fine! I was now rocking the place crusing happy and strong on ''THE CARS" soundtrack!!!! I was lightning McQueen driving full throttle on the carpet and by the 2h mark, i was comfident and my spirit was high that i would make it alive! well, i finaly finished the dam workout and got a few stare at me from people wanted to jump on the treadmill and showing me the ''25minutes max time on treadmill'' a play it innoncent telling them it was the first time ever that i was running and wasnt aware of these rules!!!! oh well, it was my b-day after all!!!

I finished the day with a easy 2km swim with some kicking and call it a day!

I also got some solid trainer session during the vacation and even if it wasnt my regular routine, i made this holiday a good one on both the family and training side of things and i m very happy about it!

tonight, i have to defend my tittle of the inner tube sliding world champion, so i will have a few more anaerobic effort to do but it s all good...!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bonne Fête Johnny,

T'es un "osti" de malade de courir 42km sur un tapis! C'était quoi ce fameux entrainement si spécial, fait le hamster pendant 3 heures!

Pour le concours de "Tripe sur glace" si t'as pas de photos... alors pas de titre de champion du monde de "cassage de gueule". Tu devrais aller à Québec il va y avoir le concours de descente habillé en équipement de hockey, le premier en bas gagne. Des tappes/ coup de poings tout ce que tu veux c'est du pur "Derby sur patin", ça c'est du sport...

don said...

Bonne Anniversaire JonnyO. You are like 12 now, right? ;p)

Big ass sitter said...

You da man! What a cruel workout...a marathon on the treadmill, that isn't even fair. Have a safe trip home and Happy Birthday again!

Al said...

Full marathon...ouch. I thought another guys 17 mile treadmill workout was heinous but you've topped that easily...you didn't describe the feeling of actually getting off the treadmill. I run 30 minutes and I feel the whole room moving after getting off and I can't even contemplate what that would feel like after 3 hours.

jonnyo said...

Al, i had lost complet coordination when i came off the treddy...i could barly walk and was very dizzy, almost felt off the stairs!

seems like i might have a few more treadmill workout coming up...some even more crazy...should be fun!

Trevor Wurtele said...

What the hell. From reading your blog over the past couple years I have a hard time knowing if you're telling the truth.
Didn't you run a marathon in training last week...on the track? Then you had a warm bath so your legs wouldn't cool down too quickly? Then you did another marathon today...on a treadmill? OH MY GOD.

Jacqui said...

Happy Birthday Jonnyo. Sounds like you are getting some crazy workouts in.....well I am glad you are healthy.

D said...

I almost bonked off the treadmill last week after only an hour. Apparently 30 degrees and 95% humidity indoors doesn't agree with me. Remember that.