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February 3, 2010

Recovery Wednesday

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:11

Hey all. Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday so far. Mine’s been a little crazy, I haven’t had any time to sit down since 0730! Obviously I know I’m not the only one with crazy busy days but, man, knowing that I’m not going to have any time to do my work until 2100 or later is really agitating.  I’m trying to just accept it because there isn’t much (read: anything) I can do to change my Wednesday schedule but it’s so hard to do.

Onto running though! Today was a recovery run + lifting day and I feel really good about it.  The run started off sooooo slow.  Honestly the pace was 10:00 for the first few miles!  I like to keep my recovery pace around 9:30 (well really closer to 9 but it’s smarter for me to go slower) and it was an ego knock to see those 10s but I gotta do what I gotta do to do what I wanna do (ie: run slower today so that I can hammer home a great race in April).  My legs did warm up and pick it up by the end and my overall average pace was 9:26.  I’ll take it! Whoo-hoo.

Plus the weather was pretty nice. Yes it was still coldish (~21*) but it was a weird mix of sun and flurries.  There was a dusting of snow overnight and *very* light snow when I left for the run.  I like this kind of precipitation, just enough that it’s nice to look at and wander about it but not enough that it sticks.  And by the end of the run the sun was shining and I felt good bringing it home.

My lifting was a bit hard today but in a good way.  I definitely felt like my legs and arms were working hard but not completely exhausted and drained.  I’m always a bit worried that after Tuesday and Thursdays of really fast workouts my muscles are going to be exhausted walking into the gym and lifting would be pointless.  Not the case so far which is very reassuring.  I like having a spring in my step after a workout rather than feeling like death.  Death = no bueno.

Speaking of death, well not really but sickness: my nose is starting to clear up.  No help with the pressure in my ear and face but I’ve only been on the antibiotic for 24 hours.  Hopefully soon though especially since I’m on a heavy hitter.  And thanks to those who called me a champ and whatnot for sticking with my workouts with it: it really hasn’t impacted my daily living just my sleep.  The only time I’m really in pain/discomfort is when I lay down.  Super annoying because when I crawl into bed at night I just want to crash!

And LOST?! Ummmm I’m not quite sure I can say that it was amazingness last night but I can definitely see this season being amazing.  I suppose that I’m not impressed because it was mostly a setting things up and confusing the hell out of the viewers type of episode.  I have faith though and am sooo happy it’s back on.

Okay sooooo lame post I know! I have to run off to my Quantum class. Tomorrow is tempo Thursday so I will hopefully kick butt and be really excited in my post haha.  But check out these giveaways from Tricia and Mel and Mary. Pretty sweet 🙂



  1. I usually keep my easy pace around 9 too. 9:30 sometimes if I’m feeling super super bad.

    Comment by Liz — February 3, 2010 @ 15:45

  2. Ugh this week IS super busy 😦 And hope you feel better soon!

    Comment by kathleennnn — February 3, 2010 @ 16:34

  3. You’ll have to devote a post to quantum physics one day. You can teach us all “the basics”.

    Comment by EarlyRunner — February 3, 2010 @ 17:07

  4. I was surprised how “warm” today was. I woke up to darkness and snow and I was expecting bitter weather! But I was pleasantly surprised : )
    As for your busy Wednesdays, Wednesday is my worst day of the week too! (I’m in class right now.. haha oops.) But what I usually do since I know I won’t get home until late and won’t feel like doing work then I try to get all my work for tomorrow done Tuesday. I’m not sure if you are a procrastinator or what not.. but it works really well for me.
    Good job with your run- for me antibiotics really started to kick in on day 3, hope you feel better!

    Comment by BostonRunner — February 3, 2010 @ 18:15

    • That’s typically what I try to do as well. Great minds think alike 🙂

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 4, 2010 @ 23:11

  5. thanks for the link back karyn! AWesome recovery run & lifting session! you rockkk!!

    Comment by Mary (Food Fit & Fun) — February 3, 2010 @ 20:02

  6. hey hey my fellow nerd! hehe! mmm quantum physics, hope you’re enjoying! don’t feel bad about the beginning of your run being a little slower than you would like, you will rock it tomorrow! today was a recovery day for me too! and i was also slower than normal..I ran on the treadmill so I blaming that thing! I hope you had a great day, xoxo!

    Comment by Lizzy — February 3, 2010 @ 20:14

  7. I just realized that my schedule is off from yours by one day. I do intervals Wed, recovery Thur, Tempo Fri.

    Oh, yeah, LOST was nuts! If you think about timetravel paradoxes you can figure some of it out. But I’m still trying to figure some of it out.

    Comment by Nick — February 3, 2010 @ 20:51

  8. I am soooo with you on slow recovery runs (and rest days … even though you don’t rest). It makes me want to absolutely hammer the speed, tempo days. WTG! Keep it slow.

    Comment by a marathoner — February 3, 2010 @ 21:07

  9. I’m glad you were able to recover. Even machines need a little bit of down time, yes? 🙂

    Is LOST your favorite show? Mine, hands down, is Big Love.

    Comment by EE — February 3, 2010 @ 21:10

    • Gosh I don’t know if I could pick just one show (definitely watch too much tv haha!)! But it might be The Closer. It’s a summer show on TNT and I’m hooked!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 4, 2010 @ 23:13

  10. I had a sinus infection once and it felt like it took forever to go away.

    Comment by runjess — February 3, 2010 @ 22:57

  11. Yes LOST makes me feel LOST. If you want to join the club click on the logo and email me your detail. I cannot believe you have already run 400 miles??

    Comment by Tall mom — February 3, 2010 @ 23:35

  12. great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s incredible to me how strong you are CONTINUOUSLY! even when you recover you are rocking it out.

    Comment by Lacey — February 4, 2010 @ 11:09

  13. I enjoyed Lost very much but I’ve heard about several people that are on the confused side. Just hoping they satisfactorily tie it all up in the next four months!

    Comment by David Dierking — February 4, 2010 @ 12:24

  14. Ohhh I totally loved Lost! I thought the last two seasons were a little so/so but the first two episodes really reminded me why I liked the program in the first instance.

    Comment by Laura — February 5, 2010 @ 05:14

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