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January 27, 2011

Girl Drop It To The Floor

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 19:59

Whew. No partying for me Wednesday night, one mid-day work night is enough!  I was in my bed (after marathon 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…



  1. LOL! I would have loved to see that pic of you. Bring on the pasta!

    Comment by lindsay — January 27, 2011 @ 21:18

  2. ahahahaha- it’s really unfortunate you’re not around. I could feed you all my pasta I’m trying to get through! :p

    Comment by Amy @ Second City Randomness — January 27, 2011 @ 21:42

  3. I’m always starving the day after my long run – I swear I will eat anything edible in my path!!

    Hope you have a great, alcohol-free (haha) weekend!! 🙂

    Comment by Jill — January 28, 2011 @ 00:55

  4. I am not usually hunger right after a run…but the next day…If it isn’t nailed down, it might go into my gob.

    Comment by Laura — January 28, 2011 @ 08:21

  5. That video is crazy! Were you in it, Ms Maiden?

    Kidding of course. I would like to say thank you very much for all your kind commenting and I’m sorry that with all the craziness at home with baby coming and work I’ve been unable to extend the same courtesy that you deserve.

    Your blog and Twitter pages are awesome and I’ll continue to follow, promise!

    Have a great weekend!

    Comment by Matty B. — January 28, 2011 @ 08:40

  6. I’ve been so hungry all week! Working from home would be awesome.

    Comment by Jess — January 28, 2011 @ 13:37

  7. have a great weekend!

    Comment by Tricia — January 28, 2011 @ 15:31

  8. You had a great run.
    It’s so hard for me to eat the day I do a long run but LOOK OUT the day after. I can’t stop.

    11 weeks ’til Boston. Yikes! Don’t remind me. I wish winter would get over with so I could enjoy some good outside training. I just don’t feel like I’m getting real training in by all the time I spend on the tread mill.

    Comment by Joanne — January 28, 2011 @ 15:54

  9. Stay warm over there! I am on a plane right now headed to Minnesota so I’m about to be in your shoes…or worse.

    Comment by Ameena — January 28, 2011 @ 17:05

  10. I love that song!! I hate the increasing appetite with the increasing training business, but it totally happens to me too! Sometimes i’m pretty sure I’m a running bottomless pit! I really almost cried when i finished pushing daisies! Don’t you just love it?

    Comment by megan @ muncher cruncher — January 28, 2011 @ 17:38

  11. Haha, I went out on Wednesday, and that was enough for me, too.
    And when your hunger is crazy, you just gotta go with it. 🙂

    Comment by emily — January 28, 2011 @ 21:54

  12. Awesome run! Wow, you blew by that last set of 4s. Fabulous. Congrats!
    Have a great weekend.

    Comment by The Laminator — January 29, 2011 @ 01:53

  13. ahhh you used my quote!! Well that run wasn’t that bad after your night of little sleep! I used to get like 4 hours of sleep, play bball and be good but the next day I was just horrible! lol You have to remember that is COLD out and that will affect your paces too – WR training was in November when it was not snowing and wasnt as cold.

    Comment by J — January 29, 2011 @ 08:56

  14. i need to make a good 4-5 mile route like yours. some days i just need a loop and i like comparing lap 1 vs lap 2…

    and that’s not logical thinking – this song is stuck in your head so you share it with us? it gets stuck in mine too. it’s not even thaaat great. haha. i like singing along cause it’s just jibberish / i don’t know what the heck he is saying.

    Comment by lindsay — January 29, 2011 @ 08:59

  15. The magic of pastaaa 🙂

    Comment by Jess — January 30, 2011 @ 19:45

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