November 5, 2005
slack on blogging
Yes I have been really slack on blogging this week. It's been decent runningwise but whacked-out otherwise ("other" of course meaning "work," since there is no room for any other in my life). I've actually been loafing all day but couldn't bring myself to do anything prodcutive until now.
Anyway, the goal this week has been 65 miles in singles, including a track workout Tuesday and a quasi-long-run-with-cutdown this weekend. The weather's been great - not as chilly as last week, but still well below the summer swelter. The direct result has been a 20 - 30s drop in pace, which both elates and worries me. I'm not trying to run any pace at all, and whatever pace I end up with feels good, but I worry about getting injured. Hopefully as I pick up the mileage my pace will slow up naturally.
Some running-acquaintances hit the local college track every Tuesday morning at the unholy hour of 5:15. They've invited me to join them a few times but I always balked at the early hour; I need at least 45 minutes to drink coffee and get coherent in the morning. Tuesday morning I finally went and ran on this rubberized track for the first time and man is that a nice thing. I definitely have more incentive to get up early now. All the folks were doing their own workouts (mine was 10x200), but it was nice being around people.
The rest of the runs have been fun but nothing to write home about, mainly trotting along not looking at the watch very much. Today I actually left the neighborhood and ran in the park across the river from the peacocks, but there were no peacocks around, only happy dogs. The park has a 2/3-mile loop with a nice uphill grade in it, and I did 4 laps with the intention of holding my uphill pace past the crest of the grade, rather than slowing down or falling apart right after the up.
I was originally scheduled to work Saturday night and Sunday, so I thought I'd do the other key workout today. But a last-minute reprieve (thank you G, even though you'll never read this) means I don't have to work all night tonight, so I can get some decent sleep and do the run tomorrow.
Posted by joe positive at November 5, 2005 5:13 PM