Wednesday, September 16, 2009

still going (and free socks!)

well whatever was going on in sunday's "long" run attempt hasn't been affecting me so far this week. (feel free to stay mia random dizziness/nausea.) my runs have been decent, and i've felt "ok" so far. i'm definitely not complaining, but wednesday's quality workout wasn't easy. i know they're not designed to be easy, but it was (yet another) tough threshold run and i had to pull back on the pace a little. i'm not dwelling on it, at least i pushed it a good bit.

i've been *trying* to get back in the habit of running (at least a few miles) in the morning before work, but the snooze button has been winning. work starts a half-hour later now, and those extra 30 minutes make a huge difference. if i can get myself out of bed at 4am i can get in about an hour of running, better than nothing. i need to declare war on the snooze button.

monday (9/14) pm run: 8.10 miles, 1:11:55 (avg pace 8:52), avg hr (155)

tuesday (9/15) pm run: 9.60 miles, 1:22:17 (avg pace 8:34), avg hr (164), 80*
seven of these miles were too fast for an easy run, but given my lack of feel-good runs over the past few weeks i decided to just go with it. i ran into j around mile 7-something and we slowed down for the rest of the way back.

wednesday (9/16) pm run: 12.25 miles, 1:39:09 (avg pace 8:05), avg hr (171)
the quality workout on tap for today was supposed to be 8 miles threshold. i got in 5 miles, pulled back the pace for 3, and then got in one last mile kinda sorta attempting threshold. it was more like goal mp though (should i choose that as my goal).




free sugoi race+recovery socks (with purchase)! just go to sugoi.com and enter the promo code RRSOCK (case sensitive) at checkout. offer only valid in us & canada (sorry everyone else) and is only available while quantities last.
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  1. I am a huge fan of recovery socks but yours are spiffy and extremely cool!
    It's so hard to run in the morning!!!!!!!!

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  2. You're hardcore for running in the AM. My snooze button always wins...but I need to step up my game and fight back. ARGH. But the sheets feel so warm!

    Awesome socks!!

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  3. Yeah, I think we're kinda sorta in the same boat. Trying to get the miles in, trying to run more quality miles, and finding difficulty with early morning runs.

    I think it comes with the territory though since we're having the same symptoms at the same time training for the same marathon. So my suggestion is not to worry too much about missed runs or missed paces. Just move on. We just need to get through a few more high-mileage weeks before the taper.

    At least the cooler weather is making it a little more comfortable to run outside.

    Have a good rest of your week!

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  4. No socks like free socks!

    hey what's with this nausea etc? Has it been going on long?

    In spite of it you're still doing some great runs. Well done.

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  5. Sure, the socks are free, but their prices are outrageous, along with the $12 shipping charge. Oh well, no "free" recovery socks for me! Glad to see your dizziness is gone? Now I can give you a hard time again. Seriously, nice job with the mileage. Now go purchase a screwdriver and pry your snooze button out of your alarm clock. Or better yet, print a pic of me and tape it to your snooze button...that will shock you into running. LOL.

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  6. you're getting some great early runs in there, way to go....it gets harder and harder to do morning runs as the weather gets colder, in my opinion...the pull of the warm bed gets stronger...

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  7. Some great mileage! You are an inspiration! Nice socks!

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  8. LAM sums it up well gotta move on and think about the future. More time and better weather will help for sure.

    Hang Tough!

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  9. I really like those recovery socks! What do you think of them?

    Hang in there with the runs. Just looking at your times, you are doing great. Four am, does come too early.

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  10. Wow, 4am is an unfathomable hour to run...You go girl!

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  11. Lindsay,
    Your body and mind are strong- its your personality, age, and your crossc country days. Come race day, you push and run super fast. You are the girl who ran marathons on a 12-16 mile long run? And did a 4 something? Who CAN do that? Not many. So, even though things are not going as planned, it is easy for me to see that you are going to have a great race. Hang in there, do teh best you can, and remember that youa re going to run the marathon on fresh legs.

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  12. Just keep plugging along Lindsay. It'll click soon.

    My alarm clock beats me every morning. It's like the US to my Germany in WWII.

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  13. i wish i had the motivation to wake up early to run, or swim, or anything, but i just don't. :) Cool socks!

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  14. Sounds like things are going better. That's good! Hope the dizziness stays away. That's just weird/not good.

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  15. So glad to see you're feeling better girl! Keep that chin up and just keep running... just keep running... (Think Finding Nemo)

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  16. Damn girl 4 a.m. that's psycho. I mean I love a good morning run, but yikes!

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  17. FREE SOCKS? Nice! Thanks for the tip.

    GOod work on the runs! Glad to hear that whatever happened on Sunday seems to have passed.

    4am?! I have a hard enough time getting up at 7. I am just NOT a before-work runner apparently.

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  18. Socks are cool but you are way cooler!!!

    How are you feeling? I hope your oK!!!

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  19. Oh well I tried to use the code. Says not valid or expired!!! :O(

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  20. Maybe we've both turned a corner here? I think my cold has finally let go it's stranglehold on me. Hopefully whatever had you in a funk is doing the same!

    Nice runs this week!

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  21. thanks for posting the sugoi link. i've had my eye on those socks for a while now...

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  22. I LOVE my recovery socks. Sounds like you're getting your legs back. Yay!

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  23. Maybe the snooze button is winning cause you need the rest! ;-)

    I would love to try those socks... but not sure I can justify randomly purchasing something new when I seem to be pretty well-stocked on gear right now! :-)

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  24. Glad to hear the runs have been going better this week. Your HR does seem surprisingly high for that 12-miler @ 8:05 avg pace, but maybe it was a really hot day? Or perhaps the run the day before took a bigger toll than it should have?

    Whatev, hope your weekend goes well!

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  25. Great running week so far, knew you'd get back into it! Keep up those miles and compression socks for the win!

    Yeah, me and my 5-6 alarms know exactly what you mean! It's weird, when I used to run in the mornings, I was rarely late for work. Now since I know I don't have to get up to run, I snooze more often or just ignore the alarm completely. Not cool..

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  26. glad things are going better for you this week! 4am....WOW that's intense. and i thought i was good when i got up to run at 7:30! something tells me that even with some minor setbacks, you're going to totally rock out that marathon. :)

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  27. Those are some interesting looking compression socks. I may just have to see if I need anything new from sugoi

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  28. Those are AMAZING runs!! Wow!! I wish I could do 1/2 of that.

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