So - just a couple of weeks ago I proudly pointed to a streak that I was proud of - *not* using a hotel treadmill. Well, I guess all good things must come to an end.
I had a dinner appointment with a customer about 3 and a half hours north of home. Since I'm an early to bed early to rise kind of guy, I opted to get a hotel room instead of driving back at 10PM. I still wanted to get my run in, so I hit up MapMyRun and scoped out a trail near the hotel. I got changed, got in the car and drove over to the trail. I was ready to go, fired up the Garmin, and got the dreaded "Batteries are low press enter" warning. For those of you new to the Garmin world, that warning really means "Don't even try using me because I'm about to shut off." Grr!
Since the trail wasn't marked and I had no other watch to keep time, I opted to head back to the hotel. I had my tail between my legs thinking that I wasn't going to run. But - wait a minute! I already had my running clothes and shoes on. The hotel is *brand new* (they are still training the employees). Why not check out the Fitness Center? Well, long story short, I hopped up on a treadmill for a 7 mile run. So - in the last week I've seen two streaks snapped - PR races on Saturday, and hotel treadmills on Tuesday.
But, my run was done. Seven miles at an average pace of 9:39. Average heart rate 78% of max. And you know what? My legs aren't sore this morning!