marathon training: week 10
I’m realizing most of these posts reflect the one huge roller coaster marathon training is. I’ve had so many great days, and so many anything-but days, and at this point I just want to get to Eugene and race. I think the itch finally hit me after watching SO many people have amazing races this weekend — PRs, BQ’s, and overall kickass times were everywhere. Pretty darn inspiring.
Tuesday: 5 miles (7:40/mile), lift — felt great
Wednesday: 6 miles (7:45/mile) — felt meh
Thursday: 3 miles (8:00/mile), lift — felt fine, and did a 45 min lifting sesh with some coworkers and the Nike Training app. Discovered tuck jumps are SO FUN.
Friday: 20 miles (8:30/mile) — decided to do my long run on Friday night to “have energy” for the rest of the weekend. I ran the first 8 miles with Corey, and took her through the wind tunnel that is the West Side Highway (SORRY!) It was great seeing her and catching up, though (: Theeen my body rejected the whole “running for a long time thing” come mile 16 and it was a painful finish to 20. In hindsight, I probably should have stopped, since I definitely was feeling something more than fatigue. I’m also not used to running long in the evening, and my body was so achey at night I couldn’t fall asleep till an embarrassingly late hour. Oy. Long run not FTW this week.
Sunday: 5 miles (8:00/mile) — ran early in the AM with my bFF Danielle, though I felt half asleep and kind of crappy. These runs are better with friends, at least (: (:
In other (way more exciting?) news, I’m fostering a KITTEN that Danielle rescued. Her name is Nora. I haven’t decided if I’m going to adopt her (cats live forever, and I like to travel a lot and can barely take care of my own living, breathing, self) but I’m already falling in love with her.
Also, I’m trying to become a real person before I turn 25, and have a lengthy to-do of shit I need to get done before then. One is getting rid of my comforter I’ve had since circa forever ago and using a gift certificate I have to Anthropologie to get one of their suuuuuuper soft quilts. I’ve narrowed it down to three, and can’t decide because a) can’t make decisions b) don’t have a good decorative eye and c) don’t know how to “match” things. My room is white, I have some moss green “curtains,” and there’s a brown dresser somewhere in there. Now please, help me decide. Thanks yous!