Whew. No partying for me Wednesday night, one mid-day work night is enough! I was in my bed (after marathon cleaning..like scrubbing cleaning….) early. I was bushed. I did manage to watch an episode of Pushing Daisies before I conked out though. I seriously do not know what I’m going to do when that show ends. I don’ t have many episodes left!
I actually got to sleep in a bit Thursday morning because of the nor’easter that hit. I was told that I could work from home today and I took my work up on that offer by working in the morning/early afternoon. Tonight is a clinic night and since the roads were plowed when I got up (my car, however, was not plowed out of the lot!) I went in later and was able to A) actually get work done from home (office work is so much easier for me to do NOT at the clinic. Less people demanding my time) and B) get my long run in without rushing.
J, however, told me: “I agree the best run is after a night of little sleep. The worst run is the day after …”
I completely agree even though I didn’t want to hear it. I remember reading back in the day that New Year’s Day you’ll feel fine and dandy from the night but January 2nd you’ll be dragging. Something about you’re body and brain finally having matching signals. Since Thursday was two days after my late night let’s see how I did:
4 X 4.4 miles = 17.6 miles at an average pace of 9:03
- 1st: 9:09 pace
- 2nd: 9:01 pace
- 3rd: 9:06 pace
- 4th: 8:42 pace
I cannot believe that the last one was so much faster than the first three. Guess I really wanted to get it done!
Considering the slush and the sleepiness I’ll consider it a success. Like my tempo run on Tuesday, I really feel like I’m off the mark training wise for this race. My paces for quality workouts are slower and my easier runs are faster than they should be. I suppose in the end this is mental and I need to really buy into the training schemes again. You know: run quality as quality and run easy as easy. I’m not doing that lately. It’s hard though because it’s only 11.5 weeks ’til Boston and I’m comparing to WR where I only had 5.5 weeks. I still feel like there’s ages to go until the race!
On a related yet not quite related note: my hunger has been sky high today. And lately. I know that it’s because my training is increasing but I’m normally not quite as famished on long run days as I am today. I’ve eaten 3 bowls of pasta tonight. On top of my regular dinner. For a gal that doesn’t quite like pasta this is quite a feat!
I was going to take a picture but the meal was literally bowtie pasta and a basil pasta sauce. Not too exciting. Except to the girl who just ate 3 bowls of it…
So I’ll leave you with the song that is STUCK in my head and won’t get out. Because this post is more or less a training run post. Enjoy! I’ll try to enjoy the rest of my night…if clinic keeps going the way it’s going I may be going out again. But it’s Thursday, which is more acceptable than Tuesday…