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September 21, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:05

Um 44* at 0800? I think fall is here! Although the high for today is going to be around 75* so maybe not ha.

That means, however, that it was <44*  when I got up at 0600 to run this morning.  Not cool.  Well actually very cool but not fun.  Also not fun: the sun rising at 0631.  Because when I get up a half hour earlier (well 32 minutes earlier to be precise) it is PITCH BLACK.  No pre-dawn glow for me from now on.  I guess this means I’ll likely put my core work before my run.  Which is what I did today.

My legs are feeling okay.  The quads are a little sore and my hipflexors are still tight.  Yesterday my recovery pace was a normal easy run pace so I thought that was an indication of my not-pushing hard enough in the race.  Now I’m thinking that it’s because I typically run faster in the pm because I was about 20 seconds per mile slower this morning than a normal run.  So I think that means yesterday was pretty satisfactory.

Speaking of yesterday, I hope y’all realize that I wasn’t *really* complaining.  Intellectually I know that what I did was good and definitely not something to look down on.  Emotionally, however, it’s a different story and I think that having really high expectations made my results a little heartbreaking.  Plus the whole deal with my friends (whom I am still very annoyed at).  So thanks for all the kind (and NOT condescending) words.

Back to this morning.  So I’m finishing up my run and as a “warm down” (not exactly a change of my pacing but more of a mental ending to the run) I did a lap around the school.  Well apparently the track team was running hill-y intervals (remember, my area = pretty flat) right outside my dorm and it was a little embarrassed to be leered at by about 15 men.  Not to mention that I had to pass them twice because the lap of my campus began and ended at my dorm.  It was funny that as I passed (both times) anyone who was sitting or walking  after a repeat would start moving around to “show off”.  Plus, one of the freshman who is apparently on the team as well as in my Spanish class totally tried flirting with me in class using running as a segue.  Heh, too bad I’m at least 4 years older 😉

So another run in the books and I’m glad I did it.  I haven’t been getting enough sleep this past week and a half or so, so running as hard as I did yesterday exhausted me more.  I thought about putting off my run when my alarm woke me up (AGAIN!) because my eyes felt heavy which rarely happens.  But I knew that I would have lots of work to do this afternoon (so so true).  It’s amazing though how much energy running can give you though.  I may crash at 2000 tonight but hey, that’s the life of me haha.



  1. i love going to bed early!!!! altho it does NOT work well in college. i got a lot of flack for it and ended up staying up well past midnight most nights. it turned into normal… but i also did NOT get up as early as you do!!!!!!

    glad to hear you are impressing the froshies 🙂 keep up the good work!

    i was wondering if you ever run with other people/person.. if you would like that? i do almost all of my runs solo and actually prefer it most of the time. but then having a run buddy is also nice here and there.

    we could totally meet up if you run tufts!! i’m not sure who would pace who in this race 🙂 we are pretty close in our paces and i think we are both pretty competitive!!!! i will be running tufts w”ith-with” my sister (i have never successfully run a with-with race, but with the marathon looming a week away i think i will be able to do it, and my sis is pretty close to my pace anyway i think). so cool you ran it last year!! i’m going to try to run it every year and pull more and more of my friends/siblings in each year. this will be amy’s first year and i’m sure she’ll be hooked. my friend met me for this last year and i think she’s coming again this year. it’s a blast!!! let me know if you’re going!!!

    Comment by Lacey — September 21, 2009 @ 15:59

  2. Wow, it’s not that cold here yet (WI), but I know it’s coming. Funny about the freshman trying to impress you. I understand being disappointed with a good outcome. I know my race yesterday was good considering where my fitness is right now, but I can’t help but think that I ran a 1/2 marathon close to that pace last year.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — September 21, 2009 @ 16:47

  3. Trade weather with me? My runs lately have benn HOT AND HUMID!

    Comment by Matt — September 21, 2009 @ 18:18

  4. 44?!? OMG, I would take that in a hot second. Count your blessings, my dear! LOL about the freshman making eyes at you! You know, if you were 30 and he was 26, that wouldn’t really be a problem…

    Comment by LARunner — September 22, 2009 @ 03:30

  5. THAT is SOOOO cold! Wow. Isn’t it fun to have ANYone make eyes at you…unless they have no teeth and are eyeing your purse, and salivating a bit, and his words don’t make sense….
    hmmm…let me take that comment back?

    Comment by specialkphd — September 22, 2009 @ 11:53

  6. Good for you fighting off the alarm blues and banging out another run. Even more impressive given the uninviting temps.

    I like the idea of going to sleep early! Sleep is our friend 🙂

    Comment by a marathoner — September 22, 2009 @ 12:40

  7. i am sooooo jealous, please send some of that cold air this way 🙂 i cannot wait for 40 degree temps!!!!

    Comment by aron — September 22, 2009 @ 14:23

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