TAcked on another 5k tonight with my hound dog in tow, or should I say, me in tow behind my hound dog. Ran the first 2 at tempo (about 8:20s), then tried to slow it down for a nice easy homecoming, at least until BJ caught the scent of a rabbit and went banannas. That was an interesting 1/4 mile!
7ish miles today... maybe a little more.
I've gotta update my plan for this week. Was supposed to to 2 miles pace, 2x2 miles tempo, 3 miles pace.
didn't do this, of course. Just don;t have the time at lunch, so I'm going to try to weasel in another run tonight, I guess.
I ran 2.5 slow with Wendi (-edit- Wendi from my work, NOT BT-Wendi), then ran the next 2.5 pretty quick, then did the last 2 at probably around race pace-ish.. maybe a little slower. It was windy like crazy out there today, but I still managed to take about 30 seconds off the back split heading into the wind. That's kind of nice.
Finally got out for my run. Not a bad one... as seesms to be my new standard, came out of the blocks hurting, and didn't really get into it until after mile 2 or so.
Split time was 44:47, so I managed to shave a couple off the back half, at least.
Just felt good to get out there and run again. I HATE it when I fall off the running wagon for a few days. It's so easy to slip into inactivity.
Great smells out there tonight. A few families bbq-ing, a few families bonfiring. I love Spring before the cowshit starts thawing.
Well, kids... looks like dadddy's blowing off another day of training. I am scheduled for a 5k race today (no affiliation, Jen.. just racing myself I guess), it it ain't going to happen. I almost made it to bed last night at 2, but then Jacks got up screaming and barfing again, and we were basically up all night. Ergo, I'm toast. Heading off to a dinner banquet this afternoon, so I don't have time to get my run in now, and am probably going for drinks afterwards, so there goes any hopes of a midnite run.
I promise I'll get in my 10 miler tomorrow, though.
My Five Minutes
Got my this month's Running Room magazine today, and lo and behold, yours truly made it to the back pages! A writer I work with out here at the Marsh pitched a story about all us crazy joggers out in the middle of a god-forsaken swamp and the magazine bought it. There's a picture with the lot of us running down the boardwalk and a little write-up where I was misquoted to sound like an even BIGGER cheese-ball than I already am. Fun to see your name up in lights though, especially for something you never thought you'd even associate yourself with.
Guess I'd better get my speed work in today... the pressure!
The Month in Review
Well, pretty good month as far as my running went. I kept on my training schedule pretty well... only missed one run completely, and had to cut a few short due to time constraints, but mostly the running training went pretty well. My mileage total SHATTERED my previous record of just over 100, so that's a good thing. I sure hope I'll be ready for my 26.2 in June.
Swimming, I wrapped up my lessons mid-month and haven't been back to the pool since. Definitely got to make a concerted effort to get back in the water to I can practice what I learned.
Biking: sweet bugger all. Thank god the roads are opening up and I'll be able to get a real bike out there soon enough, cuz clearly I'm not using the stationary to its fullest.
Life in general: great. Aside from a little fatigue, I'm all pumped up about being a daddy again in autumn. Can not wait! Work is okay, if a little insane, but it's certainly less insane than it has been in the recent past.
Altogether, I'd give March 2005 an A- rating. Let's hope April's just as good!
I don't know how I ran 2 minutes faster than this last week. Felt like I was pushing pretty good tonight, but then again I was running on a skating rink for probably a quarter of the way tonight. Still. Tired!
Say what you will about us way-northern hemisphere folk, but I don't think I'd trade it in for the life of me. I LOVE my midnight runs up here. There is absolutely nothing like watching the perfectly clear sky light up with a million stars, and actually be able to see the Milky Way tear a swath across the horizon. Pair that with the dancing northern lights and I don't think you could find anything as beautiful.
Except for me, of course.