september 2009 - last month i began to think this hotel life was getting to me. i am now almost certain it's bumming me out on a variety of levels - mentally, physically, emotionally, but i'm trying to continue to brush it off. it could be a lot worse, i know.
let's see... i ran a race, traveled 3 of the 4 weekends, and only really got in one long run. yikes! i think the work-relocation has interfered with my ambitious nyc training plan these past few months and i failed to realize that early on (uh like july) to scale back appropriately. (ie: i thought i could run 80+ mpw while also working 50+ hrs and all that stupid commuting? riiiiiight.) all things considered, i am definitely proud of sucking it up and throwing down some 50-60 mile weeks.
my legs feel heavy just about everyday so i've been more diligent about stretching, wearing compression socks and icing (kind of). nothing seems to help and they still feel full of cement. i sure hope they lighten up when taper time (finally) rolls around.
total mileage: 224.51
time spent running: 32:40:16
avg pace: 8:56/mile
days off: 6 (some improvement from august, but could've been better)
avg resting hr: 57.17 (skewed from one morning when it was 69, norm is 50-54)
avg max hr: 173.75
pushups: unsure - i got a set of "fitdeck" cards for my b-day and did a few rotations of those throughout the month