Monday, June 15, 2009

small victories

week in review (6/8 - 6/14):
total miles: 44.20 (finally, 40+!)
time spent running: ~6 hours 25 minutes
avg hr: 164.33
avg pace: 8:46/mile (avg temp: 80.6*)
off days: 1 (busy, but acceptable)

as usual i spent part of the week in a funk, probably over the fact that i didn't run last weekend at all. i tend to get a bit moody when i don't run. just ask the boyfriend, he loves it. :) i tore down that barrier pretty well i think, and finally ran more than 40 miles for the week.

sunday, long run day, came around and i could not get out of bed. all i had to accomplish for the day was run and eat. challenging, i know! i lounged all day (glorious) watching too many episodes of law and order, and finally changed into my running clothes around 5pm. as my luck would have it, a thunderstorm had rolled into town. i already knew i probably wouldn't talk myself into the full planned distance (14-15 miles) but i knew i'd be happy with myself as long as i did something. i plopped my lazy butt (well, feet) on the hotel treadmill and ran while it stormed outside. i watched some more law and order, then house, and then the storm knocked out the tv signal so i was left alone in the sauna-gym with my thoughts. called it quits at 8 miles, good enough for me.

i'm ready for another good week of training. i'd like to (/need to) hit 50+ miles this week, and i know i can because i will.
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29 comments :

  1. Sounds like you're getting your mojo back with a great week! Good luck on this one.

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  2. Good week! Something is better than nothing right?

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  3. Great week! This one will be even better... because you can!

    If I don't get up and do my long run first thing on the weekend, it will NOT get done. I'm amazed that you managed to get on the treadmill so late in the day.

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  4. Excuse me, but is who's freaking world is 44 miles in one week a "small" victory?!

    Go you!

    I am with Marlene, if I don't get right up and run for a long run I am in trouble! Plus 8 miles on the dreadmill is worth double miles in my book.

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  5. What a great week! Awesome job!

    And I too am seriously amazed that you are able to get yourself to run at that point in the weekend! I HAVE to do my long runs first thing in the morning or it just won't happen!

    Keep up the good work!! :)

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  6. you had an awesome week!good on ya. yes, you can hit 50 because you rock!

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  7. glad the mojo is back, and i have no doubt you'll hit your mileage goal... cuz you can :)

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  8. Looks like you are back! Great mileage this week. I have to do my long runs in the morning otherwise I usually won't end up going. Unless it is during the winter!

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  9. Alright! Back in business! This week was great...you're going to rock next week!

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  10. Yes! You're on a roll. You'll do it!

    Have a great running week!!!!

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  11. If I don't leave for my Saturday long run before my son wakes up, there's no way I am going to do it. Since having him I learned to just get the darn runs done without thinking about it. My mantra is: Don't think, Just do. Cause as soon as I give it a chance, the mind start begging me to wait just a little longer...
    Awesome job on the mileage. Good for you! Ana-Maria

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  12. I would have called it a day too if I ran out of TV entertainment and was stuck on the treadmill!

    Nice work! Good luck with this week's goal!

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  13. Wow, kicking some serious a$$ on the mileage! That is awesome and now you're shooting for 50 in a week? Holy crap, I bow to you and your gifted feet!
    I can only do some serious mileage on the bike yet......and like you with the running, I will because I know I can too! Good luck on the week!

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  14. Having your running mojo is awesome and you my friend have it!!!

    No question!

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  15. Nice week of running! Bummer about the storm knocking out the TV. I think every mile you spend on a treadmill with nothing to do but run should count as double :-)

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  16. OK I'd be happy with 44 K, let alone miles! Good work! And late afternoon treadmill deserves a medal.

    I've been kicked out the door when the no run-moodiness kicks in. Literally. Apparently I need to either run or I get put up on eBay - I've no idea what he's on about ;)

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  17. Laying in bed watching TV is so much more rewarding when done following a long run. Who knows. You might even fall asleep.

    You're going to run 50+ this week because you love running. And if you don't, Jack Daniels is going to come and bust your ass. The running coach, of course. The other Jack Daniels is dead and probably isn't allowed in Kentucky anyway.

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  18. NIce week! 40 plus miles in the heat and humidity is nothing to sneer at.

    Thanks for your feedback yesterday! Hitting the elusive (for me) 1:59:59 is tempting, but I also feel like I have a score to settle with the marathon Gods....

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  19. There are always days where I just want to sleep in, but it always feels better when I do go out and run something. You had a great week, keep it up!

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  20. yay 40+ mile week! great job girl :) i have had a harder time the last couple weekends getting out the door to run, hence the runs being pushed until sundays. no more of that! good luck with your week this week!!!

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  21. Look at you go! 44 miles. That would be a call for a huge celebration, in my book!

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  22. OMG, the mental strength needed to do 8 miles on a treadmill is amazing, and a lot harder than doing 15 outside!

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  23. great job building the mileage. You will make to 50 this week no problem

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  24. Good job! Every little bit is a victory!

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  25. Way to go 40+ this past week! I know that if I don't do a planned long run, something will always make me happier than just sitting around all day. One step at a time! :)

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  26. A 40 mile week! Wow!

    I'm lucky to get above 10 these days :)

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  27. Sometimes you just need that chance to laze around on the weekend. I know the feeling! Nice job on the 40+ miler week!

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  28. Way to go on the mileage, that's great news! I definitely know what that funk is like...I think I am in the middle of it right now. I hope your 50-mile week comes to fruition, but if it doesn't just remember that 40-50 should still count as a "major victory"!

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  29. Is that even a question...Of course you will because you're strong...

    Next question please!

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