WOW! There is so much to catch up on I don’t know where to start. I think I need to regroup and realign. But let me dump some off:
I finally broke the 100 miles for the year. I was actually a little surprised that it took this long for me to reach this milestone. In the past, it has come much sooner, even with marathon training. I guess my illness really knocked me for a loop.
Last week, I ran twice: Tuesday Saturday. My Tuesday run was a 5 mile lunchtime run and it felt good to run a close to Tempo pace for that long. I didn’t get to run in the afternoon, but that was probably better in the long run. Saturday, I took the Loud and Lovable Skipper Doodle for a 3 mile trail run, in the rain. My white dog came out of the trail very very reddish-brown. He did get a warm shower… although he was tired or pissed off because he peed on the carpet in the hallway.
Today, Monday, I ran a time trial of sorts. I guess you could consider then 1600m repeats. I ran the first mile fast and furious and then walked for a bit then ran the next mile at a steady Tempo pace. I wanted to make sure that I was in line with race stress. My legs did feel a little tight after running. If the weather holds, it will be Swimming Tues/Thurs with a rest day on Wednesday. Friday will be a pre-race prep.
Remember that you can win something (and I think I am going to get the prize off of MyCokeRewards) by playing the Guess My Time contest. Look in the upper left hand corner of the blog.
Kids and The Internets
Note to self: When surfing to YouTube to see the video you uploaded of your child and his train, be careful with keyboard shortcuts. YouTube (CTRL+SHIFT) is a little different the YouTube (CTRL+ENTER).