FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!!!! I love this race. So much fun. I ran hard and learned a lot about how to race it again next year. So fun. And thanks to Coredump for racing with me! Did I mention fun? Afterward, breakfast with Whizzzzz and Coredump. YEA for me! A great morning. Plus I made FABULOUS time home. Oh so good. Now maybe the Bears could win this afternoon ..... don't worry, I'm not holding my breath.
I'm not exactly sure how to log this one .... our time was 1:08:49 I think. I copied Chris' times.
Recovery day from the LT test yesterday. Today included haircut and shopping. DELIGHTFUL! Someone has to explain to me the draw of Michigan Avenue during the holidays. Lots of people moving at a snail's pace managing to take up a majority of the sidewalks. Much to my joy, however, my "city kid" instincts kicked right in as I whipped past the visitors to our fair metropolis. With bags in tow. :)
Racing the Ride N' Tie with Coredump tomorrow. Should be fun! Will also get to see Whizzzzz, who I was supposed to race with but apparently her knee had some other plans. :o Anyway, looking forward to another race ... I've missed it.
LT test -includes warm up and cooldown
Leaves, glorious leaves
There's nothing like a LT test first thing in the morning! That's a helluva workout in not very much time. I'll be interested to see the outcome.
Spent a lot of time this morning raking, jumping, throwing and eventually bagging leaves. What a great way to spend the morning with a 3 year old! :)
150 easy free + 50 breaststroke + 300 closed fist and pullbuoy + 4 X 200 light pace free, RI=10'' + 100 backstroke
A short swim today. Might try and dunk Jack afterward. :) Will try and take it mostly easy, I have a LT test tomorrow morning.
I had a disappointing swim. I never felt all that great in the water. More stiff and awkward than anything else. Maybe it's the crummy, snore-interrupted sleep and maybe it's a low grade bug I think I've been battling all week. Just can't quite tell. Wah. I want to LOVE my workouts. It's fine though, I'm just having one of those days.
10' zone 1 + 80' @ 9:04/mile pace + 10' zone 1
Feeling human this morning and that's good. Long run on the schedule today ... hour forty. The weather should be nice!
I had a moment of disbelief yesterday. Apparently Thanksgiving is next week which means that my half mary is just the week after that. Who knew? I'm not concerned about being ready. The timeline just seemed to sneak up on me. Did I mention that the half mary is also a family trip ... in the car? Driving down to Carbondale the first day, stay over at Giant City State Park in the lodge. Next day into Memphis. Sunday we leave Memphis(but not before I see Graceland AND get some BBQ) for St. Louis, then home the next day. Jack's never been on a road trip and quite frankly it's not my favorite but this is a nod to my husband who allows me to have these crazy schedules for training and racing.
Nothing about today's run smacked of fun. Windy, windy, windy. Weird stuff happened too. Like being cut off by a gold minivan to the point where I kinda bumped into the back of it, tweaking my ankle in a divot covered by leaves (pretty ones at least, yellow-orangish maple) and stopping because I noticed a fox trotting at the same speed across the street. Now there's something you don't see every day. Silver lining? Well of course there's one! I handily took care of the split times despite the wind. :) Splits for the main part of the run ranged from 8:40 to 9:05 but the latter was smack dead into the wind and was the only mile in the 9's.
Ahhhh! Thank goodness for the morning elixir, coffee. Not many vices left so I am very grateful for this one. :)
Coached workout today and other odds and ends such as trying to figure out the Thanksgiving menu, how to wedge a trip to Target in, laundry. Oh yes friends, it is an exciting life I lead.
So, somewhere around noon I started to feel like I had been hit by a load of bricks. So tired I could barely keep my eyes open. VERY strange. I laid down for a nap at and woke up 2.5 hours later. Jack yatted for the first 45 minutes and I finally went in there with the mom voice and told him to GO TO SLEEP. I just forced myself out of bed. Yeesh. WTF?
Into town and back.
Geez, yesterday after the race I sort of fell apart. Got super tired, kind of naseous, generally ungood. When I woke up from a nap, I felt some better but still not right. Ate dinner and felt okay but went right back to bed. Sleep, sleep, sleep. Feeling fine this morning but I'm not exactly the picture of energy. I can honestly say I left it all out on the course yesterday. :)
Not sure what lies ahead today. All I know is I have to do the "pre-clean" for the cleaning lady.