Saturday, August 15, 2009

Double Booked!


Well...guess I donated $15 bucks to the Ozark track team. I clean forgot we had company coming over last night! Two couples who are probably our best friends! I cooked out and we had a blast! I knew I'd get to bed late, but not past midnight. So long story shot, I didn't make the race and I'd already paid! Arrgh!
So, no race, finally up by 8:45am!, what to do? I had some fun! I made it out the door by 10 am and felt really good! Figures! I decided I'd try to hold a 9:30 per mile base pace and throw in some Fartleks.
I split time between "W" South and North, still hilly!
Here's the totals-5.8 miles/ 52:34/ 9:03's-10:11, 8:39, 8:32, 9:04, 9:05, 8:45....
I was surprised how good I felt on this run, wishing I could've raced. Sandy is encouraging me to race soon but it's not possible until the 29th.
There is a tough 10K in Springfield called "The Hot-n- Hilly" which is perfect for me! So I will try not to double book.
I have to be careful and not let running rule my life! It has a tendency to take priority and that's not right when it comes to time with family and friends, but to tell the truth I was stressed! I wanted to race...whaaaa. I will take tomorrow off so I totaled 46.41 miles this week. That's a bunch for me. Next week is a recovery week! I can't decide what percent to reduce...any suggestions? I know one thing...the heel will be happy! Have a great Sunday! Peace!

6 comments:

Jamie said...

Bummer about missing the race but there will be more to come! Like you said family and friends need to come first :) Great job on the nearly 6 mile run and weekly mileage!

DawnB said...

sorry you missed your race, but it sounds like the work out made up nicely

lindsay said...

aw man that stinks about missing the race! at least you were still able to get out for a good run and hopefully the 10k will work out with your schedule.

for the cutback week you could drop about 10 miles? or take an extra day off than normal... or both :)

Shilingi-Moja said...

Sorry you missed the race but you made the right decision. Glad the substitute run went so well. Thanks for stopping by my blog -- it's nice to be missed.

The training plan that I've used for half marathons has recovery weeks at about 2/3 of a normal week and no long runs or speed work.

Beth said...

Sorry you missed your race. I think you are the only runner I know that likes hot and hilly- I love it!! You have found your true home in the Ozarks where hot and hilly is all around you. :)

aron said...

bummer about the race but sounds like you had fun!! awesome job on the week!!! i took mine down about 10 miles (or around 15-18%) during recovery week, i really have no idea how much to take it down :) just as long as it was less i was happy!

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