September 13, 2009
Still Plugging Along
I know those pics are not of very good quality, but that's what happens when you refuse to pay $8.99 JUST to download a file.
Well, another almost-100 mpw is in the books. Nothing really crazy or spectacular happened this week, just busy w/ school and such...
M: 6 easy on the TM (recovering from the Bear Beach Adventure)
T: 12 a.m./ 6 p.m.
W: 8 a.m. (overslept, oops)/ 6 p.m. w/ 5 @ 6:31
S: 15 w/ 5@ 8:00, 5@ 6:53, 5@6:50
S: 20 @ 7:59
Total: 97 mpw
This weekend's running pretty much stank. I hit the paces okay, but was definitely feeling it. I think it was more lack of sleep than anything more. The humidity is really wearing me down on the long runs, too. Seriously, it's been this humid since May, and I'm sick of it. I really try not to whine about weather b/c I know that I am really lucky in the winter months, but running 20 milers in 95-100% humidity REALLY gets old after awhile. There's never a break.
I am starting to get anxious about this race. I don't know why, really. I mean, I have other marathons scheduled. I guess b/c this time I didn't really follow a plan, just a few helpers from RWOL mixed w/ Pfitz and Hudson. I've also had some monthly mileage PRs the past few months- exciting and scary, all at once. I am pleased w/ how I feel AND how well my body is responding to the higher mileage. I'm also pleased that I have finally gotten away from feeling like I have to hit a certain number of miles in a week. I usually give myself a range. It feels much more relaxed and less stressful.
The only draw back to the near-100 mpw is that I'm sleepy. Sleeping only 6 hours a night is just not cutting it right now. Friday night, after the game, I was about to fall asleep while driving AND the school is less than 10 miles from home! This morning I was so tired that I fell asleep after breakfast and ALMOST missed church. I also get REALLY sleepy in the afternoon, so sleepy that I have a student assigned to get me a diet coke during Story Time on the carpet. I can't make it w/o that little burst of fake energy. It's a price to pay, I guess. Fingers are crossed that this higher mileage deal works out in my favor. Run strong, friends!