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September 19, 2009

Almost game time

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — marathonmaiden @ 18:50

Seriously loving this crisp fall weather.  It’s getting so cool at night that I need to bunker down under lots of blankets.  (Mind you, I sleep with the window wide open and a window fan going)

I got a decent night of sleep last night – not enough to be out of sleep debt but just enough to give me a sleep hangover.  And in all honesty, my body actually thrives on more.  I got 8.5 but I like 9 hours consistently.  Yeah, not going to happen as a college student.  Or even as a (future) doctor.  I guess, then, that it’s good I feel overslept with 8.5? My body adapting?

So the weather was IDEAL for running.  I already knew I was going to go out and run this morning.  I also knew that I was going to prolly go longer than I should.  So rather than tell you how far I went today you can guess.  I will say that my pace was easy and effortless and I did a couple of strides after and they felt powerful.  I feel primed and ready to go.  Again, we’ll see if today was beneficial or harmful in the AM.  Although with this being my first 5k I suppose there’s no real way to judge.

I mentioned yesterday that I have a hydration goal: make my drinking more spaced out during the day.  Well so far so good.  I need to make sure I drink some more before 7, so that when I have another water bottle later tonight I’m not overloading my kidneys (and bladder).

I did decide to go to Waterfire tonight and then opt out of the clubbing.  Hopefully I can stick with this plan and get a good night of sleep.  The race doesn’t start until 1115, so I don’t need to get up wicked early but I still want to get to the location early enough to pick up my race packet and properly warm up.  I was thinking running the route and then a bunch of strides as a warm up and trying to finish all that within 15 minutes of the start.  Thoughts? Good plan?

Okey dokey.  Time to start getting ready to go out and maybe pick out my racing outfit. I’m charging up the batteries for my camera so hopefully I’ll remember to bring it and treat y’all to some pics! Albeit if they’re action pics then they might not be the most attractive haha. 😉



  1. Good luck tomorrow. You will crush it!!!

    Comment by a marathoner — September 19, 2009 @ 19:31

  2. Have fun at waterfire! I’ve never actually been but I can’t wait to check it out some time

    Comment by Food Makes Fun Fuel — September 19, 2009 @ 20:28

  3. good luck tomorrow!
    i hear ya on the sleeping thing! i live in the world’s hottest apartment, and ALWAYS have the windows open until december! i love the weight of blankets and being all pinned down underneath them. ahhh, sleep! i also function best on 9++ hours which most people think is crazy, but it is so overlooked as being an important part of training.

    Comment by tmart — September 19, 2009 @ 21:03

  4. good luck and have fun! can’t wait to read about it.

    Comment by emily — September 19, 2009 @ 21:10

  5. Good luck and I’m sure your photos will look fabulous. You are too cute.

    Comment by LARunner — September 19, 2009 @ 22:39

  6. GOOD LUCK!!!
    Yeah, I totally don’t drink enough water either, and glad someone else has my issue too! Haha, maybe we should do a water challenge or something blog-like! Also, 8.5 hours of sleep in college is still an amazing feat- props to you girl!

    Comment by Kathleen — September 20, 2009 @ 14:56

  7. hope it went well!!! i love later starts! esp in the fall. really the weather is SO perfect!!!! and i ALSO sleep with the windows open and a window fan! i love being cold and then warming up under the covers… i did it all thru college and got yelled at in the winter from facilities seeing my window open from the outside! lol!!!

    Comment by Lacey — September 20, 2009 @ 15:17

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