Thursday, May 27, 2010

Are We There Yet?

I have felt like a little kid on a long car trip all week..."Are we there yet?" Friday cannot seem to get here quick enough. I am very excited to head home, see the family and watch Brookey graduate, but I guess I am most excited for 3.5 days far far away from work.

I stayed up waaaay too late Tuesday night watching the Biggest Loser finale, and then tossing and turning, so I opted for the extra sleep Wednesday morning, and then would run after work. Now Wednesdays are typically the 1 day per week that I can get out on time no matter what, but the God's were against me and I did not walk out of the office until amost 7:30 last night- Insane! What I do is not THAT important!

I was really really wanting to run after a long and stressful day, but with packing hanging over my head, and still wanting to see my boyfriend before I leave town, I opted to make Wednesday my rest day for the week and make up the run Friday morning. I am glad I did, John and I watched our DVR'd episode of Law and Order and played with The Peach.

This morning I woke up before 5am to get in the 7.5 miles I had planned out in my head. I went and met my mom for a 3.5 mile run for her, a nice 3.5 mile warm-up for me: solid pace, only 2 walk breaks. After the 3.5 I headed to the gym to get in the last 4 miles- SpeedWork!

Originally I had wanted to do 8x400 yesterday, but this morning I was not feeling doing 8 of the same thing so I mixed it up.

400 warm-up
with 400 RI between

Goal times: 800's = 4:00, 400's = 1:53
Actual Times:  3:57, 3:55....1:53, 1:52, 1:50, 1:52, 1:48

I was happy with the times, but the earlier 400s felt harder then the last couple- I guess maybe my body is getting used to the work harder when tired mentality I have been trying to force-feed it. I wish I had seen more of it last weekend.

After I finally make it home tonight I have to pack- I didn't get that much done last night, so I have to make it count tonight. Tomorrow morning I am getting in 1 final easy run before hitting the road. I have a longer run planned for Saturday morning among the hills of Norcross. I will take pictures of the beasts, the scare me!


  1. i always find that my first few repeats feel wayyy worse than the ending ones. something about my body needing awhile to adjust. good luck packing -- i hate that task

  2. Good job! Look at you exceeding those goals!! I think you're going to do much better than you think on your first marathon!!! I'm excited that I'll be sharing the experience with you!!

    It is Friday ... now, if only a couple more hours would pass! :)Enjoy your long weekend!