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October 1, 2009

It’s October?!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:38

Jeez, how did that happen?

So here’s my September recap: 290.7 miles. WOOT!

And you want to know total time? Well my dear friends since the week is not over and I have not calculated any time yet, plus September didn’t start on a Monday you’ll have to wait until I find the time to run the numbers. I just did a quick calc but it made the average pace coming out to 5 min/mi.  And there’s no way that is true. I wish though!

Last night was very chilly, I got up for my run and it was 38*. Yikes.  And my school isn’t going to turn the heat on for another 2 weeks sooooo I guess I’ll have to break out the down comforter if it gets any colder.

I guess in some way it made running easier.  Not to get out the door but the actual put-one-foot-in-front-of-the-other act that I so desperately love.  If I had posted right after the run I would have told you that my quad pain/soreness was 100% gone — hindsight tells me maybe my muscles went numb? But never fear muscles, during my AM class the soreness returned to me.

The run itself though was really good.  Intuitively one would think that the day after a really hard tempo would be a slow recovery run.  Not for me.  I think speedwork wakes up my fast twitch muscles because the next day I always run faster than average without meaning to. Weird right? Anyone else like this?

So my pace was great today, although I should clarify it as my overall pace.  I always end up speeding up and slowing down over the course of a whole run.  And I felt strong. So I ran 9 miles.

I also was able to fit in a quick lifting session too.  I did the same thing as Monday but without such a long warm down and I included core.  Definitely didn’t want to run anymore than necessary.  Especially since it was inside and all the girls in the gym decided to put on makeup and perfume beforehand.

And I feel all out of sorts with my life right now.  No nothing catastrophic has happened but I just feel overwhelmed with everything I’m doing.  I have so much work that is due for tmrw hanging over my head but I also need to study hardcore for my physio test, conveniently tmrw too.  I really haven’t had any solid chunk of time to study today, between multiple meetings and classes I haven’t had any more than 30 minutes at one time to myself.  And it stresses me out hardcore.

I was planning on updating you about my “future” because I was supposed to have a meeting with the career center here BUT I went in early this morning to change my 1130 appt to the PM.  So the girl (student worker) told me that 1600 was free and I told her to change my appt because a later time reduced my stress slightly. When I got there, however, the ppl at the desk told me that the woman I was supposed to meet with had another meeting.  Ummmm WTF? Shouldn’t the girl have known/told me about that this morning? I definitely would have shown up at 1130, changing was a convenience thing. The next available appt isn’t until the 26th.  Yeah, like a month away.  I mean, my reason for the meeting isn’t 100% urgent but I still want to get a jump start on finding a job during my gap year.  Gah…

On the bright side it gives me an extra hour to study tonight. Which I should get back to…if you want, I’d appreciate some good vibes sent my way (hint*hint*nudge*nudge)

Happy First Day of October though!



  1. i find that when i’m doing speedwork/racing regularly, i speed up on my everyday base runs too! it’s weird but i’m not complaining. certainly saves me some time in the morning when i’m pounding out those miles 30 sec-1 min/mile faster than normal.

    Comment by emily — October 1, 2009 @ 17:17

  2. Logic would tell you after speedwork, the body was crave an easy recovery run. Running is not logical. I had the same experience. My tempo was faster today than yesterday.

    Awesome mileage this month!!!

    Comment by a marathoner — October 1, 2009 @ 17:21

  3. Congrats on the mileage! You are right on my tail!

    Comment by Matt — October 1, 2009 @ 18:20

  4. Good luck!!! You’ll do great I’m sure!

    Congrats on the awesome mileage as well!

    Comment by Michelle — October 1, 2009 @ 19:07

  5. good luck!! you’ll do great!!! 🙂

    Comment by natalie — October 1, 2009 @ 20:01

  6. Great job on the mileage, dear!!!! Actually, after speed workouts, my legs feel like dead weights. LOL.

    Comment by LARunner — October 1, 2009 @ 21:14

  7. you are such a natural runner!!!!!!!! it seems to just come easy to you- fast, slower, faster, far..! it’s amazing how different we can all be with respect to body response to things and needing recovery. holy mileage batman, too!!

    –>> G00D VIBES GOOD VIBES –>> to you 🙂

    Comment by Lacey — October 2, 2009 @ 10:17

  8. (1) good job on the mileage you beastly woman you (2) everything always works out in the end…just be patient- things will soon unfold! and (3) 38 is cold!!! I am such a wimp about the cold. it just started to actually feel like “fall” here i baltimore and i have already whipped out my spandex pants and long sleeved shirts haha….i have a low tolerance!! (4) is physio- human anantomy and physiology??? if so. how do you like it? i wanna take that class

    Comment by Christina — October 2, 2009 @ 10:34

  9. It may be too late for good studying vibes, but maybe you are writing it right now? I am sending you good positive energy!

    I am always faster the day after doing any kind of speedwork, my body just thinks it is supposed to run faster.

    Comment by Katerina — October 2, 2009 @ 11:51

  10. Sending good vibes. College is so stressful. Way to rock the miles last month.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — October 2, 2009 @ 13:36

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