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November 6, 2009

Taking care of business

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:54

Last night I was lame.  Well I wasn’t per se but none of my friends wanted to go out.  Fair enough with the Bash being tonight.  I did have a semi-invitation to go to a Sangria Party at the house of all the TAs but I wasn’t really invited.  It was one of those things that is mentioned in passing and you’re never really sure if it’s serious.  So I didn’t go.  And I definitely needed the extra hours of sleep I was able to get in.  My eyes have been burning with sleep deprivation lately!

Since I didn’t end up going out I decided to get in a “short” run this morning.  So my planned rest day turned into a planned 5 miles.  And we all know how my planned runs have been turning out lately.  In reality I got in 7 miles.

Which means that yet again I had a good run.  A most excellent run.  My legs did feel slightly heavy at the beginning and I definitely thought to myself that this past week has been catching up to me but something in my mind and/or body must have clicked because my overall pace for the 7 miles was 10 seconds under my goal easy pace.  Holllller!

The weather was borderline bitter cold.  The actual temperature was mid-30s, definitely not cold at all, but the composition of the air was just awful.  I felt like the air was stabbing my lungs.  Weird.  It also looked and felt like it was going to snow but (very) luckily it didn’t.  I’m not ready for the snow yet!

But since I’ve been running in cooler weather my thoughts have been drifting towards what the ideal temperature (for me) is with running.  I usually just spout off on 50-60* but I think that’s just the most comfortable running weather.  I get to wear shorts and a tee-shirt sans gloves and (usually) the sun in shining.  But I think the ideal running (and I guess to some extent racing) weather is 30-40*.  I’ve been noticing that my pace just drops in the cooler weather with less perceived effort.  Makes sense: if I can keep my core temp lower longer than I can go further before my body really starts using lots of energy.

Time to start to prep for The Bash. And no, I’m not getting ready this early (don’t have to catch the bus for another 3 hours) but I want to get some of the “busy work” out of the way so I have less to do tmrw and Sunday.  Also I want to gush about how much I love this Spanish T.V. show that my profesora told me I should watch.  It’s such a drama and I’m loving every minute of it.  I’m not good enough at Spanish to understand most of the words but I can get the content and it’s hilarious!!

Enjoy your Friday nights and I promise to post Bash photos at some point.  But prolly not tmrw as my camera broke and I have to rely on stealing my friends pics from FB.



  1. Enjoy the bash!

    Comment by Evan Thomas — November 6, 2009 @ 16:37

  2. yayyy bash!!! yes= photos!!! lol rest=5=7. that is my kind of math. and i have actually been really enjoying the cold running weather! weird!!! i even left my ears uncovered this morning and didn’t mind. but i only went 4 miles so i guess if i was going longer i’d be more likely to be bothered. have a greeeeeeeeeeeat weekend!!!

    Comment by Lacey — November 6, 2009 @ 16:44

  3. have fun tonight!!!!

    Comment by aron — November 6, 2009 @ 17:58

  4. I love when “rest” days turn into running days!

    Happens to me all the time 😉 Sometimes you just gotta get out there and RUN.

    Comment by Matt — November 6, 2009 @ 18:02

  5. Congrats on your great run! And I was super lame last night for real… I fell asleep at 8:30 and slept all the way until morning!

    Comment by Michelle — November 6, 2009 @ 19:52

  6. Just got all caught up on your blog. Still giggling about all their silverware. Been there. Silverware, fortune cookies, chopsticks…

    Oh and as to stalking a highly useful practice I say! It’s all about the accidental encounter.

    Have fun tonight!

    Comment by Katerina — November 6, 2009 @ 22:47

  7. If you’re still running well, maybe you don’t have to cut back! That is, unless something is hurting.

    Comment by runjess — November 6, 2009 @ 23:01

  8. Have fun!

    Comment by Chelsea — November 7, 2009 @ 07:48

  9. That’s great you’ve been having such awesome runs lately. I just caught up reading your other days too…you’re rocking your runs! Have fun tonight!

    Comment by Liz — November 7, 2009 @ 15:25

  10. Very cool that you have been running so well and easy lately. Keep it moving!!!!

    Comment by a marathoner — November 7, 2009 @ 15:29

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