Friday, February 8, 2013
Waiting for Nemo...
We have been hearing all about the impending arrival of Nemo, so I knew if I wanted to get my 12 mile long run in today I'd have to be out early. You KNOW you've married the right person when he doesn't even blink when you ask to ride into town with him so you can run home. He thinks I'm weird, but he's used to it!
Anyway, I did get my 12 miles in. It felt pretty good, though the pace was a bit slower than I would have liked over the last few miles. My goal pace was 11:34/mile. I ran 11:12/mile. Sounds good, right? Wrong. Here's my problem: I am using the smartcoach plan to train for my spring marathon & it plots out a 4:35 marathon for me. However, NONE of my long runs are scheduled anywhere near that pace (which is a 10:30 pace). In fact, according to Thing 1, the 'speedwork' times I'm supposed to hit are too slow too?!? I'm not quite sure what to do...scrap this plan? It's the only one that has a 4 day a week plan that works with my work schedule & cross-training for triathlon. I'll take any suggestions I can get!
Anyway, I got my run in, did my shopping, have some soup in the slowcooker & my book at the ready....go ahead, bring on the snow. (Clearly, you've deduced it's my weekend off! LOL!). Even Bad Kitty is racked out by the fire.