Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weekly Recap

pic stolen from website

I just signed up for the Shamrock'n Half marathon in March.  Aron suggested it on the run a week ago as the timing is good for a half before Eugene and she said it was fun. Sort of looks like fun from their website and it looks like they cap it at a reasonable number of people.  Or at least a number I can manage without loosing my mind.  So what the heck -- I'll definitely be looking to measure how I'm doing along about then.

I'm still researching what kind of marathon plan I'll use -- or if I want to find a coach.  There is so much freaking information out there it is a bit overwhelming.  At some point, I'll pick something -- I have to by Jan 1.  But until then, another build miles week.

Monday -- Scheduled Rest (note to self -- please do yoga on this day going forward, thanks)

Tuesday - 5.59 miles -- I was still feeling very tired from the previous weekend and I just cut the run a bit short.

Wednesday -- unscheduled rest.  I woke up at 4.45 (alarm goes off at 5) and felt so absolutely exhausted and remembered Tuesday and remembered that this miles build is a new concept to this old body and figured there was no time like the present to step back so I immediately passed out for an hour and a half.  I think it was the right choice.  I felt almost human the rest of the day.

Of course, as soon as I woke up I was ready to run but unfortunately I have this job that likes to see me by around 9am and there was no time.  (boo)

Thursday -- scheduled rest.  Wednesday was a wine night which means a nice dinner party with friends where we might just drink more bottles of wine than people who attend.  The day after one of those is always a slow mover and a planned rest day.

Friday -- 6.3 miles -- whoo hoo -- back in the game.

Saturday -- 14 miles -- was sort of thinking I needed to make up some miles from my extra day off and also not sure of what Sunday was going to be like weather wise and I also just needed to see if I could do it.  Kept a steady 9.30ish pace throughout the whole thing.  I thought I'd fade and while I certainly got tired and was extremely happy to be done -- this pace seemed doable.  It was conversational (!!) though I was all alone (sob).  I was going to try to keep it a bit slower but it seemed to be what my body wanted to run.

Sunday -- 4 miles.  Just to loosen things up again.  Was fine though the run ended in the dark and boy do I slow down in the dark.  I think because I just feel so unsure of my footing -- I dunno.

Anyway total was just shy of 30 miles (29.98 -- now if I'd realized I'd have run that .02 for sure!!).

Pretty low key week coming up.  A Turkey Trot on Thursday along with Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday of the season!!  All the good eats and no presents!!  Love.

Happy Happy.


Angela @ SF Road Warrior said...

I've been looking at the Shamrock Half as well....Nice to know that other people recommend it!

Terzah said...

Great job on building the miles! But also on listening to your body and taking rest when you're feeling it. I hope your Turkey Trot is great.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

oh darn for a second I thought you were doing the one i am in Viriginia Beach!

don't forget to enter all your great workout points in the bootie buster spreadsheet!