February 3, 2008
first week in February
M: 70min (8:38)
T: 90min incl 16x[1min@CV, 1min jog]; avg "hard" pace = 6:26; 10.97mi total
W: 50min (8:45)
R: 120min incl 6x[30s@CV, 1min moderate]; avg "hard" pace = 6:08, oops; 14.89mi total
F: 70min (8:27)
Sa: 70min (8:31)
Su: 100min incl 5x[30s@5k, 60s@CV, 90s@HM], 60s jog recoveries between items and sets; 12.26mi total.
xtraining: core strength (20min) 3x, leg strength (3 sets of 10) 4x. Also some stretching and painful sessions with the foam roller
total = 68.5 miles + xtraining
Runningwise, it's been a good week - nothing earth-shattering, but I've finally gotten close to 70 miles again and am able to do faster things, and last week's shin splints are but a memory.
Otherwise: I sent out several resumes responding to various ads for massage-therapy positions, with nary a peep of acknowledgment. This confounds me. I know how to write a good IT resume (back in the day, my resumes almost always netted an interview), but I guess a massage-therapy resume requires a whole different approach, maybe some weird font on patchouli-scented paper, or maybe a graphic of hands clasped in a loving fashion. At any rate, my resumes seem to go right to heaven, or /dev/null. I wonder, daily, whether I made a terrible mistake when I changed careers.
And then there's that race looming next weekend. I tell myself it doesn't matter much, that it's not a goal race at all, that I'm training for a marathon months away and I'm in no shape to do more than putter briskly right now. But the truth of the matter is that I really really really really really really would like to run well, and to do that I have to be prepared to take some pain, and I don't know if I will do it when the time comes.
Posted by joe positive at February 3, 2008 7:12 PM
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YOU NEED FAERIES on your patchouli scented resume paper!!! Hahahaaa. Just kidding of course. Good luck with the job search, I know it is extremely stressful.
Nice training - I am very envious to tell you the truth. And good luck with your race! Just go do it and enjoy it.
Posted by: mindi at February 6, 2008 7:18 AM
That Sunday workout is a real good one: nice way to cover the paces working through fatigue...that's good race prep no doubt.
Are you doing all your ez days in single or doubles? How do you feel now vs. the higher mileage of the previous coach?
Posted by: tuscaloosarunner at February 6, 2008 7:28 AM
mindi: I'm working on a faerie background for my email "stationery," but they keep coming out looking like stickmen running.
tusca:I hope that Sunday's workout will in fact turn out to be good race prep. About the mileage: tinman says we're still building it up, so I'm enjoying the relatively light load while I can. All singles, so far.
Posted by: joe positive at February 7, 2008 5:30 PM