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January 5, 2011

Where The Wild Things Are Sex Running

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

Another spicy search term to brighten up your day/week because: WHEW it has been dragging! Guess that’s what I get when I take days off and don’t work a full work week since pre-Thanksgiving.  I’m hoping I can stay strong and pull through to the weekend!

Training wise…yes I said “training”.  Even though I’m not officially starting a plan for the 2011 Boston Marathon (!!) Sunday marked 4 weeks post-White Rock.  And thus I’m not purposely limiting myself to only easy runs.  I mean, if I feel like going easy on a day I want to do something specific I’ll take it(no sense in mentally beating myself up and wearing down) but I’ve decided to throw some “hard” (or rather quality) workouts in here and there.  Just to make sure my body doesn’t forget how to train (like it ever could!)

Monday: Easy 8.8 miles at 0545. Ugh. After a weekend of only sleeping 13 hours this run was really rough.  Like unbearably rough.  Sunday night I crawled into bed around 2030 to read because I was done with everything I needed to do (yay productive Sundays) and wanted to catch up on the good book I’m reading. I swear I was out cold within 10 minutes.  Because when my mom called me at 2115 I was sooooo out of it.  I am such an old lady!

But despite the sleep deprivation I had a good run.  It was refreshing to be out in the crisp morning pre-dawn air.  And I was running pretty fast too.  I had only planned a 6.5 mile route but was feeling so strong that I ended up adding the extra 2.3 miles.  I faded hardcore towards the end of it and wish I had stopped at the original distance (so much for not wearing myself out 😉 ) so that I could end on a BANG rather than a fizzle.  But hey, the run was still good.  So I was happy. Not bad for the first early morning run in about 2 weeks.


Although I might have felt great on the run this is likely what I looked like. Thanks google.

Tuesday:Again, I slept for an obscene amount of time. Apparently my body can’t handle three days of drinking over the weekend like it once could. For shame I tell you! Anyway, Tuesday was tempo Tuesday during WR training, and will likely be during Boston training, so I decided that Tuesday would be a good day to reintroduce speed.  While a good idea might have been to do fartleks or something to ease into it.  Nope. Not me. Here’s what went down:

  • Warm up
  • “Tempo” : 4.4 miles @ 7:43 (2.2 @ 7:47, 2.2 @ 7:40)
  • Warm down

Tempo is in quotes because I know that it’s not tempo paced.  But for some reason any run that is faster than easy and supposed to be steady = tempo in my mind.  Maybe that’s something I should work on this upcoming training cycle. That said, I’m soooo totally not disappointed that it’s not actual tempo pace of even MP.  It hurt and was hard.  And confirmed that I hate tempos.  But it was a great start and, despite hating every minute of it, I still loved pushing myself.  T-3 weeks until Boston training for me!

I was supposed to finish my Hundred Pushups Challenge and 200 Situps Challenge.  But I didn’t .  Yes I’ve completed all 6 weeks. But I’ve done this challenge before and don’t feel the need to “prove myself”.  I’m 99% sure that I can do it buttttt, I’ll fully admit it, I just wasn’t into it.  Doing the days and weeks was a vehicle to get myself to reintroduce some type of resistance training.  Mission accomplished.  Instead I did a core workout for 15 minutes and then did another type of pushup challenge.  The gist of it is to do 1 pushup on January 1st, 2 on the 2nd, etc. and culminate with 365 pushups on December 31st.  I actually decided to do this on Tuesday and had to do 10 to catchup.  But after doing the other challenge, it wasn’t so bad…we’ll see as the year progresses what I think.

Wednesday: Another 0545 run.  Blah. This one was actually a little worse than Monday but only because I had to work late last night and didn’t crawl into bed until late. But I’m glad that I got out there this morning.  I don’t know where this “Oh hey I can sleep more and then run after work” attitude is coming from.  Not that it’s a bad thing per se but I used to be a real go-getter in the mornings!

Not too much interesting here except that I totally wiped out about a mile or so from my apartment. Normally I’d just shake it off but since it was around 0700 at this point it was getting lighter out and a guy totally saw me hit the ground.  To his credit he asked if I was okay and if I was hurt.  Only my ego buddy. I need to start paying attention hahah! I still ended up with about 8 miles at a good easy…dare I say recovery (after 4 weeks of recovery running I’m not sure I like the phrase at the moment!)?…pace with no fading at the end and there might have been a light negative split. Emphasis on the slight.

Well that’s all I got for you today. Happy Hump Day. I usually hate that term but considering the search term I titled my post after and the picture for pushups I’ll use it.

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  1. Sex running? Is that a new trend? I feel like I’m REALLY missing out on that one…

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — January 5, 2011 @ 16:18

  2. Some ups and downs! It’s so hard to get out the door when you’re sleep deprived, but you always feel better later, right?

    Comment by MissZippy1 — January 5, 2011 @ 17:05

  3. Wow a month already since DWR. Time does fly. You pushup a day challenge sounds like things could get very interesting.

    Comment by Marcia — January 5, 2011 @ 17:11

  4. I could not get up this morning. I did not want to leave my bed at all!

    Comment by J — January 5, 2011 @ 17:56

  5. We had a staff meeting at 6:30 this morning, and I took workout gear, planning to hit the gym immediately after and then go right to work. Needless to say, it didn’t happen! We got busy and the next thing I know it;s 4 p.m. and snowing like crazy, so I didn’t even feel comfortable stopping at the gym after work. Oh, well – at least somebody got in a good run today! Hang in there – two more ’til the weekend!

    Comment by Terri — January 5, 2011 @ 18:07

  6. Hahaha what the heck kind of search term is that?? Nice running – sorry you bit the dust in daylight. I’ve definitely been there…many times. 🙂

    Comment by mealsformiles — January 5, 2011 @ 19:01

  7. I like the little comic. Funny!

    Comment by Detroit Runner — January 5, 2011 @ 19:12

  8. so glad you are back and feeling better. Fresh air really makes a difference. Lots of water and fuel!
    That cartoon made my day.

    Comment by lindsay — January 5, 2011 @ 19:36

  9. Wow great job!! I continually try to get up at that hour.. sigh. FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Nora — January 5, 2011 @ 19:50

  10. First of all, I cannot believe how fast you have recovered after your amazing marathon!!! You inspire me!! Secondly, you are hilarious and I’m glad you are ok after your slip up 🙂

    Comment by Lindsay — January 5, 2011 @ 20:17

  11. hahaha well that baby is cute! so I guess you looked cute too haha!

    Comment by Julie @ Hotlegs Runner — January 5, 2011 @ 20:19

  12. whoa sexy running!! haha!
    it’s the first week back to school and so far it’s dragging! you are an early morning runner chica, before 6am=no ways! 🙂
    I hope you have another lovely weekend ahead of you!

    Comment by Lizzy — January 5, 2011 @ 20:53

  13. Sex while running?? Hum…we may need pictures of that one ;).

    Sleep is a good thing, drinking for 3 days straight is not! Glad I could help! 🙂

    Comment by Jill — January 5, 2011 @ 21:50

  14. Hello, wonderful Marathon Maiden! Great photo and great comic. I had just assumed that you were responsible for taking the photo and drawing the picture until you said something (stop being honest!).

    You’re running some pretty quality stuff right now and I’m definitely not kicking out my good times, so I feel a little sad for myself.

    Thanks so much for your comment today and it’s probably a good thing those vids were blocked at work!

    Comment by Matty B. — January 5, 2011 @ 22:15

  15. hahaha I hate it when I wipe out. It happens every once in a while and all I can do is laugh it off. One time I actually started bleeding quite a bit so it was a good thing I was close to home. On Christmas I went running with my two sisters and my older sister and I somehow collided and I went flying face first into the cement. Good thing I was able to catch myself last second and I rolled onto the grass. hahahha. It was funny though and I was laughing so hard I couldn’t breath.

    Comment by Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) — January 5, 2011 @ 23:43

  16. I kind of love wiping out in front of a crowd. Not because I’m an attention whore (precisely…) but because I love to see what expressions people have on their faces when I go down. And because it’s kind of funny! I like to share the amusement with onlookers.

    Comment by sarah — January 6, 2011 @ 09:02

  17. Take care of yourself and get some sleep!! 🙂
    I hope that you are recovering after biffing it outside your apt! That is no fun. At least someone asked if you were ok instead of laughing at you. 🙂

    Comment by emily — January 6, 2011 @ 09:56

  18. So tough for me to wake up early too to run, but it’s so worth it afterwards!! Oh, and no worries about being “old.” Welcome to the club! There isn’t anything better than falling to sleep early! 🙂

    Comment by Jaime — January 6, 2011 @ 13:37

  19. Every once in awhile I fall and totally scrape up my knees and they look terrible for weeks. Glad you didn’t get hurt.

    Comment by Jess — January 6, 2011 @ 13:52

  20. I have definitely fallen many times while running, I feel your pain. Glad you are sleeping off the weekend and GREAT RUN. Am I just clueless…..I didn’t know you were going to do BOSTON!! WE HAVE TO MEET!!!

    Comment by janae — January 6, 2011 @ 15:05

  21. This post brings up a good question: Where are the wild things sex running?

    Comment by Chelsea — January 6, 2011 @ 15:33

  22. Way to bust out a great run when you were feeling crappy. That is super impressive. How awesome that you are doing Boston?? One day…

    I fell when running last october and ended up tearing a ligament in my foot. My first reaction was to look around and see who saw me..bah hahah…then the tears came. Luckily I was unseen. 😉

    Comment by Muncher Cruncher — January 6, 2011 @ 19:41

  23. HILARIOUS little photo. I almost lol’ed 😉

    Comment by Jess — January 6, 2011 @ 21:49

  24. hahah that photo is the BEST. He look thrilled to be alive.

    I like that idea of the new twist on the push up challenge! I don’t think I’d ever be able to do it though. I tried to do the push up challenge and I just couldn’t get past 50 .. and then my elbow started to hurt so I stopped.

    Comment by BostonRunner — January 7, 2011 @ 12:26

  25. I agree, this week just wouldn’t end! love the morning hair pic, its probably good I rub in the dark most days for that very reason!

    Comment by Sarah — January 7, 2011 @ 23:08

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