Guess which one I chose to take care of last night?
Hint let’s just look at letter U shall we?
Anyway…I do want to bitch (again) about the weather. As Sarah so astutely pointed out
the recent “cold” weather has felt weirdly warm for me. Like, it will say 19 degrees outside, but I’ll be sweating within minutes. I’m not sure what this means, other than it’s 19 degrees in late March and that’s not particularly appealing. Humidity?
I’ve been stepping outside of my apartment WAY overdressed. But I’m dressing based on the temperature, and even taking sun / cloud cover into account, I’m overdressing. She’s 100% right that 19* at the very end of March is sooooooooo not what anyone wants. But it feels warm. And, dare I say it?, nice! I hate to think that after 24 years of suffering through the cold I’m about to adapt.
We’ll see though, as it’s supposed to snow April 1.
Gotta love the north east. In any case, the weather has been nice out lately. Or so it feels. Weird.
Which was the case for Wednesday’s 0530 run. I figured that, with it being in the 20s and with the sun still sleeping (which is EXACTLY what I wanted to be doing when my alarm went off.) I’d be a little chilly. Nope, I was sweating within minutes and, after running the first of 2 loops, shed the sweatshirt and mittens.
And then I ran the second loop faster than the first one. Which is my standard M.O. but lately, aka with the IT band acting wonky, it’s been the opposite and I’ve been more tortoise than hare during the final stretch. Not sure what this means but I’ll take it! The total pace was still on the slow side though as my leg was achy for longer. Still no pain. I’ll take that too.
Especially as I go into…taper? I feel like I’ve been tapering already! It’s been almost 3 weeks since I did anything hard. This weekend marks 3 weeks since my last long run, which was the 24 miler that I think was the trigger for the IT pain. I mean, I definitely haven’t been slacking with the overall mileage (and thanks to those of you who have assured me that the 20 split that I did this weekend is okay) butttttt I’m hoping that I surprise myself in a few weeks.
That said, I’m not quite sure how I should attack the next 2.5 weeks. Obviously it’s taper time (although I was going to do a 2 week taper originally) and I can’t cram any true goodness into my body in terms of workouts but I can’t help but feel that my body is going to be stale when I get to that starting line. Any thoughts / suggestions as to how I go about the next 17 days? (zoooooomg is that it?!)
I still haven’t ordered my jacket yet. I probs should get on that. But right now I’m still giddy over some exciting news about my future after my year with AmeriCorps and the clinic is done. I feel really terrible about not being able to share more on here but, with nothing set in stone and my year with AmeriCorps still having 4.5 months left (yes that has become a mantra for me!) I’m going to continue to be cagey. But good vibes are appreciated for everything to work out and not fall through at this stage.
I’ll also be nice and let you listen to the amazingness that is Enrique. I’m soooooooooooo feeling him and his latest music. Although I do prefer the non-radio edit version.
I’m off for what I’m hoping to be a 13 – 15 miler. My (or rather my IT Band’s) version of a long run. Then again, maybe I’m supposed to be doing something shorter as this is the taper. But it’s the beginning of it. Gaaaaaaaah. This is what I get for flying by the seat of my pants with training! Fingers crossed I make it. Or rather make it intact! I didn’t sleep well last night (couldn’t fall asleep so I stayed up watching NCIS and The Office then kept waking up during the night) so it should be interesting to say the least.