March 9, 2008
nothing fancy or clever,
just a busy week that just flew by. I'm getting settled into the new job. I'm busy for a (huge) change, and while that's great, I need to make sure I'm physically prepared. Thursday - my long day - I learned this the hard way when my blood sugar crashed while I was working on a patient, yikes. Luckily she was ultragracious while I excused myself to go wolf down a handful of Pepperidge Farm goldfish, and 5 minutes later I was almost good as new. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to grow the "private" business, as well as anyone who's terrible at promotion can grow a business. I have an appointment - my very second one, yay! - tomorrow.
running: I decided to stick with this tinman training at least through the marathon in May. All y'all who offered advice, either here or privately: thanks, and you're all pretty much right. My week looked like so:
M: 70min really slow recovery
T: AM 90min easy, 5x[3minCV, 3min jog] during the last 30min. PM bike 30min
W: AM 75min slow/easy. PM core-strength
R: 1hr easy
F: 1hr way slow
Sa: AM 1hr easy/moderate. PM core-strength
Su: 11mi incl 6mi HM-pace intervals w/short recoveries. May bike and/or do core later; may not.
I am not going to reveal the total mileage because it's embarrassing.
This weekend I'd planned to run a hilly 10k Saturday as a hard workout, and I would've been delighted with 6:45s. But the storm that dumped all that snow on many of you brought us 22mph winds Saturday, and I was not going to pay money to run hard in that. I opted for an easy hour, though "easy" was faster than usual because I actually had help from the tailwind when I could get it.
This morning the weather was beautiful, 49F and sunny, with just a bit of breeze. I was a little apprehensive about doing HM pace (arbitrarily chosen by me as 6:55 - 7:05) in chunks totaling 6 miles. All for naught, that apprehension - the workout turned out to be a lot of fun. The first mile felt so easy I tacked on another; after a 2min jog I did another 2-mile chunk. It ended up:
2mi (6:48p)/2min jog
2mi (6:44p)/2min jog
1mi (6:48)/1min jog
.5mi (6:45p)/1min jog
I guess all the light mileage has given me some fresh legs, or maybe it was the weather. But this was so close to what I wanted to do in that 10k that I'm very satisfied with the workout.
This coming week has nothing much special save a 12k race next Sunday. It's such an odd distance (and this is the only local race of that distance, and I've only run it once before) that I have no clue what to shoot for.
Posted by joe positive at March 9, 2008 1:17 PM
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hey joe+ve, ran today an accurate 10k myself in 38:47 and won three pairs of socks... wow...
Posted by: corrado giambalvo at March 9, 2008 4:48 PM
corrado: awesome (time as well as prize). I love it when races give useful stuff like clothes or money instead of the usual generic plastic trophy.
Posted by: joe positive at March 9, 2008 5:32 PM