May 25, 2008
week 18 starts now, and 3 resolutions
Pfitz training plan for Akron starts today (resolution #1). And since the race is on a Saturday, my training weeks will switch to Sun-Sat just to make things less complicated. The past week was like this:
Su: 15mi (9:44) wish I didn't have to mention this one again, ugh. Bike 6 miles in 30min
M: 6mi (9:08), sore R foot, pain L knee
T: 8mi (9:08), sore foot
W: 7mi (9:04), foot better
R: 7mi (8:42), foot lots better, in fact nothing really hurt
F: 8mi (8:48), nothing hurt at all
Sa: 9mi (9:10), slightly hungover. Bike 5mi in 28min
total: 60mi running, 11.6mi bike
Saturday's hungover run came after a very controlled (or so I thought) happy hour Friday night. This was the first bit of liquor in maybe 2 months. We got to the bar early, around 5; I had 2 drinks (greyhound, vodka/soda); we left early, and I had a good dinner and drank lots of water and was dozing on the couch by 9:30 or so. Still, the next day I started to tank after 4 miles, and felt like crap the whole rest of the day. At band practice my (same-aged) friend and I marvelled at how much we we used to be able to drink - every day! - and how shitty alcohol makes us feel now. I decided there will be no hard liquor (resolution #2) between now and the marathon, and this resolution won't be difficult at all.
You might notice that I hardly biked at all this week. I suspected that biking might be causing the recent foot and knee pain, so I wanted to see what would happen if I stayed off the bike. By Wednesday there was no pain anywhere, yay! Yesterday my husband suggested we take a short easy ride together, and wouldn't you know, this morning my foot hurt while running and my knee hurt afterward. After one lousy bikeride! I must be doing something really wrong on the bike if one stupid ride affects me like that. Resolution #3: bikerides will be ultra-leisurely and will only happen before recovery days, at least until I figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Posted by joe positive at May 25, 2008 4:05 PM
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Congrats on starting your new training program! I think Pfitz is very solid. GOOD LUCK! I am also glad to hear you are no longer injured. Hopefully this will be your season - you are certainly due!!
Boy have you been whopping me in scrabble lately! I tried to start a new game, but it is having some problems. Maybe tomorrow...
Happy Memorial Day - I hope you are having a great weekend - I know I am enjoying the time off!
Posted by: mindi at May 26, 2008 4:27 PM
"Saturday's hungover run came after a very controlled (or so I thought) happy hour Friday night. This was the first bit of liquor in maybe 2 months."
All the proper pacing in the world doesn't mean a damned thing unless you're well trained.
Also, alcohol, even in small amounts, can, through a complex series of hormonal effects, mess with the body's heat-dissipation mechanisms even after the EtOH is metabolized. Therefore, imbibing + Florida + running = likely layover in Shitsville.
Posted by: kemibe at May 26, 2008 7:51 PM
"Also, alcohol, even in small amounts, can, through a complex series of hormonal effects, mess with the body's heat-dissipation mechanisms even after the EtOH is metabolized. Therefore, imbibing + Florida + running = likely layover in Shitsville."
Posted by: joe positive at May 31, 2008 1:31 PM