Tuesday, June 7, 2011

alien invasion


i've been invaded by aliens. two quality workouts in one week, 34.8 miles total. also known as "what i should have done to train for the marathon i ran a few weeks ago" (or 7 other ones before it).

memorial day 800's - 6 of them - 3:19, 3:19, 3:19, 3:21, 3:18, 3:21
i don't remember what my goal time was, but i'll take the 3:19 average. it was warm, 80º.

steamy sunday mile repeats - 3 of them - 6:59, 7:00, 6:54
after a long, booze-filled wedding weekend in tennessee, i wasn't quite able to hop out of bed early in the morning to run. i waited out a late afternoon t-storm which dropped the temp from 93-ishº to 71-ishº, but it was still quite muggy. i ran through steam rising off the hot pavement. i'm telling myself the late nights and the distilled beverages didn't help; i was aiming for 6:49's.

the aliens might also be doing some other weird stuff. for the past week+, usually at bedtime (10-11pm), it feels like my heart is racing but my pulse is normal. yeah yeah, i need to call a doctor. i tried to monday but they put me on hold for 7 minutes so i hung up. i won't lie, i am a little afraid to run because i don't want to collapse from a heart attack at the old age of 26.
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  1. Wow, you should totally get the pulse/heart rate thing checked out... that sounds super scary, especially with running in this heat lately. Better to be safe than sorry... or collapse of a heart attack at the old age of 26 =(.

    Congrats on the fast mile repeats!

    A.L.

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  2. Well, I sometimes have that effect on women - any hot guys around you at that time?

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  3. Yes, i struggle with thinking that I have heart issues too, especially after I hear about people passing on during/after races. But I know everything is OK.

    I've taken care of a couple people in the ICU at work who collapsed/heart stopped while running, doesn't look like a good time to me at all! Can't help but think about it a little.

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  4. First congrats on your kick butt workouts!

    Second....GO TO THE DOCTOR!!! That is scary stuff but could be nothing. Worth a look over!

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  5. Those are good aliens to have around! Nice split.

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  6. Make that splits ('cause there was more than one nice on there!)

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  7. Nice work! 800 repeats in 80 degrees-suicide. Then steamy miles! I'm glad you waited for hot weather before deciding to double up on quality workouts???? I just can't run in heat-at ALL.

    Weird with the racing heart. Yes, check that out. No collapsing!!! You're only 26. Sick. I was already learning the facts of life via Judy Blume before you were even born....

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  8. Great job getting out there and doing repeats, I never seem to get myself together enough to get out there for those!

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  9. Whoa, talk about speedy 800's and mile repeats - especially considering the heat!

    My pulse rate used to shoot through the roof from drinking too much coffee. Since I've cut back from 8 - 10 cups a day down to 1 - 2, it's really helped!

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  10. Great job on the awesome week!

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  11. Well, now that you put in marathon training sessions, will there be another marathon this year???

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  12. Wow, you're really taking our little challenge seriously, huh? :)

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  13. Nice job on the workouts!
    But, yeah, get that heart thing checked out. The heart is definitely one of those necessary organs!!

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  14. Glad to hear your running is back on track...but sad to hear you're having heart issues. What? Better get that clicker checked out sooner rather than later. Good luck!

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  15. Isn't "booze filled" assumed with a Tennessee wedding??? haha

    Solid workouts. Especially in the summer heat.

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