MarathonMaiden's Blog

November 7, 2009

Fast long runs = greatness

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 16:27

¡Hola! Very lazy Saturday for me, feels like Sunday though.  Luckily it’s not.  Today has been all about the Spanish show that I’m 100% addicted too. I watched 4 episodes yesterday and have already watched 3 today.  At this rate I’ll be caught up soon.  I need to wean myself off these binges as once I get caught up I’ll have to wait for the weekly airings! Surprisingly I understand a lot more than I thought I would; sure I don’t get all the words but I’ve been able to follow the plot as well as catch some of the (slower spoken) dialogue. Heh.

Anyway I’ve been relaxing because of last night being the Bash. It was fun, not super fun, but I had a good time.  It felt like a regular dance but all dressy.  Which was great but the novelty of it wore off pretty fast.  All in all I’m glad I went but eh, not the greatest night of my life.  Pics to follow, likely tmrw, as my camera is non-existent and my friends haven’t posted theirs on FB yet.

I woke up this morning to clear sunny skies and nice cool temps.  Perfect for a long run.  For the first time this week I actually went LESS than planned.  I planned out a 12-13 mile route but decided after 11.4 that it was enough to stop. And I’m oddly okay with it, which is a nice break from the add-on-the-most-miles-possible mindset that I tend to get caught up in.

My pace was rocking, roughly MP!  Craziness.  I’m soooooooooo enjoying my running this week and as Jess commented, maybe I don’t need to worry about cutting back this week if my body is feeling so good.  Music to my ears because I think this week will be a semi-high week, although I’m not really feeling like it.

Interestingly enough, or maybe not as it’s been the theme this week, the run didn’t feel as fast as it was.  My legs felt light though, which should have been a sign that things were looking up.  Now my legs are feeling a bit weak, the feeling of a strong run where you’ve left everything out there on the streets. So pleasant.

Not too sure what my plans are tonight as everyone seems to be hurting from The Bash but it’ll likely involved something low-key, rumors of bowling perhaps? If not, I’m sure that I wouldn’t mind bunkering down with a good movie and some good friends. In any case I’m going to get back to my Spanish drama — I’m so addicted I can’t spend that much time away from it haha. Anyone have exciting plans for the rest of the weekend / Saturday night?

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5 Comments »

  1. Nothing better than that post-run exhausted feeling … knowing that you left it all on the court and what not! 🙂

    Comment by a marathoner — November 7, 2009 @ 16:50

  2. YAY I’m glad you had a good night last night 🙂 And its kind of nice to run after long nights out just to get that detox feeling, and to sweat it all out.

    Comment by Kathleen — November 7, 2009 @ 17:29

  3. Haha – I’m lovin’ that you are watching a Spanish show…have to practice for hot TA guy right?!! Awesome runnnnn as usual!! So glad your feeling great! I know what you mean – sometimes I feel like I’m ‘light’ and going so much faster, and yet, my paces are no faster than usual or slower?!! Weird, whatever. My run was super cold this morning. My saturday night sucks because I have to get up early again and have Yoga training (long and tiring)…I am currently drinking wine and stuffed with chocolate watching Family Guy half asleep on my futon…not very ‘Yogic’ of me is it? 😉 oi , i suck .

    Comment by eatmovelove — November 7, 2009 @ 23:11

  4. your happiness is catching!!!!! great run 🙂 hope the whole weekend was just as good 🙂

    Comment by Lacey — November 8, 2009 @ 14:52

  5. What is your Spanish show called and how can I watch it?! haha I just stumbled on your blog from the POTM spreadsheet, and I could use a good drama en español to sharpen my rusty language skills.

    Comment by Alison — November 8, 2009 @ 18:39


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