And apparently a bad blogger. Whoops. Guess I haven’t posted since last week. Lots of good running going on since I last left y’all.
Friday: 9.1 chilly miles yet slow before heading into work. Ummm I didn’t write anything else about this run in my log book. That night I did make a really good apple crisp with a friend and hope to post that recipe soon. So moving on…
Saturday: 15.2 miles @ 9:04 pace. It was before my family came and visited (and due to an unforeseen emergency payment for oil that was delivered today my sister didn’t spend the weekend with me because I wasn’t going out and spent the weekend with a friend) and I didn’t think I’d be able to get all those miles in. But I did. And they felt good too. Not the fastest but they felt strong and not week. Good thing because Boston training is in one week from today for me!
We went to CraftLand in downtown which was really fun
Sunday (bad New Englander moments!): No running but I went SKIING for the first time. The person I went with isn’t from around here so it was his first time skiing too. The irony is that I ended up wearing all his clothes out skiing because, surprise!, I do not own much real winter / snow gear. Or at least stay-outside-for-long-periods-of-time gear. But man, it was SO FUN. It was also a little humbling because I’m a naturally athletic person and this was soooooo awkward for me. I think I was quoted as saying that skiing was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done”. Of course the guy I was with picked it up immediately, which he said was an ego boost.
Afterward we wandered about Wickford Village which is a quaint little village in RI and I found this adorable (and soooooooooo true) shirt:
Monday: Brought about 11.1 miles @ 8:55 pace. Very exciting and very unexpected that I felt as good as I did. Beyond the skiing soreness (which was only in my arms. Hizzah!) I haven’t been sleeping much lately. Mostly because I haven’t been spending lots of time at my place and hanging out with friends = movie watching and gossiping.
I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of cars this morning during the run. And then I remembered that it was a holiday. And I was still up at 0530 running. Grrrrrr. But the run felt strong and the splits (I ran 3 different loops to make up the 11.1 ) were 8:56, 9:01, 8:20. That last split was only for 1.1 miles though. Boo. But way to end of a high note, right? If only that had been the entire run and not just a LMP.
But overall I’m really happy with my running as of late. Good thing because in a week I’ll be officially Boston training. The funny thing is that I don’t really feel excited for it. I have yet to pick out a specific plan to follow! I kind of like how I prepped for WR: tempo, LR, track. And I went with the flow. Is there anything wrong with doing that again?
Sorry for the lackluster post. Only running really. But I wanted to let y’all know that I am, in fact, still alive, having a blast with friends. And running. And baking (hopefully next post has my recipe in it!). Apparently skiing too.