Monday, May 11, 2009

f+

week in review (5/04 - 5/10):
total miles: 17.45 (all easy)
time spent running: ~2 hours 35 minutes (hardly any)
avg hr: 160.25
avg pace: 8:50/mile
off days: 2 (or 4 if you count my two treadmill fail days)

i'm on a rollercoaster. up. down. up. down. weekly mileage over the past 8 weeks: 35, 14, 47, 29, 47, 33, 46, 17. 'nuff said.

i didn't quite make much of an attempt to run any sort of mileage to finish the week strong. i got in a short (hot) run thursday night (after driving 8 hours and going to sister's college graduation) and a slow (hot & humid) run friday, but was l-a-z-y on saturday. sunday morning came and i did not want to get out of bed, so i didn't. eventually i had to hit the road (again), and after arriving back to kentucky and eating dinner, i felt too guilty to take so many days off. i hopped on the hotel treadmill for a solid 1.7 miles. at that point dinner wasn't settling well and it was getting late, so i hopped off and said 15 minutes was better than nothing.

as frayed laces put it the other day (quoting tenacious d) i didn't fail, "[i] got an f plus" for my treadmill runs. and i'm ok with it. (thanks fl!)

this week i'm setting the bar at a modest ~35 miles, knowing i will have to step up my game on a new daniels' cycle starting may 18th!
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19 comments :

  1. sounds like you've been busy... be easy on yourself. 15 min is better than nothing :) have a good week.

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  2. Hey you've still done really well. Sitting at home chowing down on chips and watching a box set doesn't look like it came near you this weekend :).

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  3. I don't know what you mean by 'fail' - I think anyone who can manage running even a few minutes on a treadmill should get A+! So boring!!!

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  4. You are holding strong on the running. We all go through periods where we think our running is subpar or that we aren't doing enough. It will pass and when you are ready to start rocking again your body will be ready for the challenge.

    You are way to hard on yourself. You are doing great.

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  5. Yes we definitely need to meet up if you end up doing to Va. Beach half!

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  6. I know travelling and living out of a suitcase makes it tough. When I travel most of my training goes out the window for sure. Treadmill training does not excite me at all....

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  7. Aw, don't be so hard on yourself . . . you've got a lot going on, and frankly, I am impressed that you are able to fit running in at all right now. Hang in there--the good runs will come back to you (they always seem to)! :)

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  8. I think you did better than F+.

    Good luck this week - hopefully your crazy schedule will allow you to hit your target.

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  9. I think you did better than an F+... Maybe a C? Haha... I kid I kid...

    You did your best dude and sometimes life just gets in the way. There will always be another week for some kick ass runs.

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  10. New plan on May 18th? Is it time to start New York training already, or is it something else?

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  11. hang in there girl... with all that crazy travelling around and driving i am impressed you got any in... PLUS they are t-mill miles which suck. you will get back on a roll!

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  12. Oooh new cycle? Training for something?

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  13. It's got to be hard to stay on track with all the traveling you've been doing. What is a Daniel's cycle?

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  14. As professional educator and one who assigns many grades I would have to disagree with your assessment.

    Sounds like someone getting it done under circumstances that would make most of us order another pay-per-view to watch while we polish of the pizza.

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  15. hang in there, maybe a race to get you motivated? at least you are logging some miles, thats what counts!

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  16. You are doing great! The fact that you are still able to run 9and got in such great mileage weeks) with such a crazy schedule shows how dedicated to running. You rock!

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  17. A new cycle, eh? What race do you have your eyes on for that?

    You sound so busy right now, especially having to drive everywhere...it's hard to get a run in there, especially if you don't really want to. Give yourself an "E" for effort :-D

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  18. You have had A LOT going on!

    F+...you crack me up!

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  19. Hey... I look forward to being able to run one of your "lesser" weeks... you are friggin awesome!

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