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February 4, 2011

Today is the Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — marathonmaiden @ 13:30

To feel exhausted? Or sick? Or bamf? Maybe to all of the above.

I was going to post yesterday about the amazing time I had rockclimbing Wednesday night but work got busy so I didn’t.  But woooot to feeling like a nimble monkey.  My arms were a bit sore the next day because I did some harder climbs but it’s great and I love it.  And I was freaking conked out during the night.  When my alarm went off  Thursday morning I utter some words that might not bear repeating.

No so much love? Check out the icicles on my roof!

Regardless it wasn’t going to stop my training.  Luckily the roads were clear from the storms we had and, SURPRISE, I had enough traction on the roads to nix the idea of doing a straight up long run.  So I decided to do some intervals.  I was going to do them this weekend but we’re supposed to get another storm on Saturday.  No bueno for track/interval work.

I also saw this on my desk ( I got it a week ago) from Matty, Run Run and how could I not attempt a bamf workout?

And inside

Sorry for the sideways shots but wordpress isn't letting me rotate them

It made me amped to look at this before the workout.  Mostly because I’ve been feeling lackluster in the training department but also because I really hate this workout:

  • Warm up
  • 2 X 3.3 miles tempo intervals with 1 mile recovery
  • Warm down

My splits for each 3.3? Well I was shooting for 7:00 because that’s a nice number, but I knew that I was shooting high for that.  Here’s what went down:

  • 7:27 ( 7:40, 7:13 each half)
  • 7:18 (7:35, 6:59)

So overall I am THRILLED with how this workout went.  Sure I’d have loved to be faster but, hey, I was much faster than I have been usually.  And it felt hard but that good hard.  Not “holy $#%^ let me stop!” hard.

I got that exhausted, yet energetic feeling in my legs for the rest of the day.  Good work MM. Thumbs up.

The rest of the day was really long and icky.  Work wasn’t too bad but I felt kind of dizzy, probably due to dehydration, for the rest of the day.  And I likely didn’t do much to make myself better because I work up with a splitting headache this morning.  Oh well. At least these were waiting for me when I walked into the clinic this morning

Yes you read that right: “Guinness with Mint Frosting” and “Chocolate Bourbon with Vanilla Frosting” cupcakes leftover from a Bakery donation last night.  Today might shape up to be not so bad after all.

And check out the giveaway from 26.2 is my cooldown

P.S. I know I’m very behind in replying to comments. I apologize and I’m hoping to have some downtime to reply individually!



  1. Snow is one thing…ice is TERRIBLE! Glad you got a good workout in!

    Comment by K — February 4, 2011 @ 13:42

  2. Smart move making the most of the traction you have. Nice intervals too! And those cupcakes sound AMAZING

    Comment by runningmanz — February 4, 2011 @ 14:29

    • Oh they were. The only bummer is that the bakery that makes them only does catering events. Booo.

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 7, 2011 @ 15:47

  3. Ever time I see your paces I feel tired. You are blessed (or cursed) with SPEED!!!

    Comment by Shelly — February 4, 2011 @ 14:35

  4. I went rock climbing once and it is so much fun!

    Comment by Jess — February 4, 2011 @ 14:46

  5. Nice pace you nimble monkey you!
    Our roads are still not clear here. Ugh.

    Comment by Marcia — February 4, 2011 @ 15:49

  6. Woo Hoo for a good, honest run and mostly dry roads!! Pretty nice negative splits as well.

    Comment by Lisa — February 4, 2011 @ 16:08

  7. Nice interval workout… I love turning long runs into intervals sometimes to make them go faster!

    Comment by little racer — February 4, 2011 @ 16:26

  8. Good job getting out in that awful weather, the snow we had over here put me out for ages! Those chocolate bourbon cupcakes sound so good!!

    Comment by Laura — February 4, 2011 @ 16:38

  9. I love the sound of that workout, actually! Tempo is my favorite. Great job with the splits. And rock climbing is the bomb!

    Comment by MissZippy1 — February 4, 2011 @ 16:40

  10. thats a tough workout, but so good to nail those splits. ITs all good once it over, right?
    Happy Friday!

    Comment by lindsay — February 4, 2011 @ 17:11

  11. Hey speedy good for you getting it done!

    Comment by Shutupandrun — February 4, 2011 @ 18:02

  12. Good job for getting out there in that crazy weather! It was well below our normal winter temps and I could hardly set foot outside let alone go running outside! I’m super impressed. 🙂

    Comment by Jamie — February 4, 2011 @ 19:04

  13. YOu are always amazing me with your stellar runs OUTSIDE no less! SPEED DEMON! I love the idea of mixing up your speeds and intervals flat out rock, tough, but rock and you get to wear the “BAMF” nametag after!

    I hope you get some down time to chillax tonight!!

    Comment by Jess @ Blonde Ponytail — February 4, 2011 @ 19:16

  14. OUTSIDE? You crazy runner 😉

    Comment by Jess — February 4, 2011 @ 20:35

  15. Your last two pictures seemed to have vanished on your post??
    Anyway, those are monster icicles…reminds me of the ones on my house as a kid in Iowa. We always used to go outside and play and lick them. I’m sure they were full of gross dirt and stuff…whatever! 🙂

    HAPPY WEEKEND, girl!!!! 🙂 🙂

    Comment by Jill — February 4, 2011 @ 23:31

  16. I think today is a BAMF day…for everyone who got through the day anyway.
    Besides, it looks like you got a great speed workout in which should automatically get you a BAMF day. 🙂

    PS – Your last two photos ran away for me as well?

    Comment by Heidi Nicole — February 5, 2011 @ 00:08

  17. I hear you on taking advantage of the days you can. It’s 21 (heat wave, woohoo) here so I’m about to go run. Indoor rock climbing sounds like fun. I’ve been once before but it’s been a long time.

    Comment by Chelsea — February 5, 2011 @ 07:16

  18. See you just needed a day it wasn’t freezing out or blizzarding to run that tempo and do awesome! You still have the speed, it just has a hard time coming out when its freezing!! Enjoy your weekend!

    Comment by J — February 5, 2011 @ 08:38

  19. I almost don’t want to comment to give you something else to which you must reply, so don’t feel compelled to reply to this, I guess. anyway, woohoo for a satisfying workout! Hope the roads are still clear…ours were almost okay for a day, and now they are covered with ice slicks once again.

    Comment by sarah — February 5, 2011 @ 10:16

    • Hahah. I’m replying just because I can 😉 Stay safe running. Ice slicks are awful. They never seem to go away!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 7, 2011 @ 15:50

  20. That is a bad ass workout! I loveeee rockclimbing! Next I go I need to remember to not wear skinny jeans! LOl

    Comment by Sana — February 6, 2011 @ 21:03

  21. Nice job getting that workout done! I’ve found that the workouts we like the LEAST are often the most beneficial to our training. Funny how that works…

    Comment by Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) — February 7, 2011 @ 15:00

    • Agreed. And the fact that I know it makes them sooooooooooo much more worse for me to do!

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 7, 2011 @ 15:50

  22. I’ll take some boozelicious cupcakes please!

    Comment by Lindsay — February 8, 2011 @ 08:23

  23. Thanks so much for the blog and sticker shout out! That means a lot and I stole the pics so that I could save them for re-posting later!

    Is there a specific video format that can get through to you at work?

    Comment by Matty B. — February 14, 2011 @ 12:43

    • I think I can’t see the videos because I can’t download something like a plug in onto my computer at work. Because I can’t see youtube vids either…. but I can from home and hilarious one today 🙂

      Yay for re-posting the pics. Thanks again for the sticker 🙂

      Comment by marathonmaiden — February 14, 2011 @ 19:58

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