|I have to chant this sometimes|
Then I worked a couple days & came back to
I did a couple easy 5 milers in there and some biking on the spin bike at the gym. The gym I go to has a Top Dog competition every march. It's mostly lifting but there are a couple running categories, a bike one & a swim. The run I can no longer hit at 'Gold' level since they dropped the mile time to 7 flat and the 5K time to 23 minutes for my age group. That's 30 seconds and 2 minutes faster that the goal times last year! So in lieu of embarrassing myself (and risking getting thrown off at high velocity from a treadmill) I decided I'd try the bike one. It's a power:weight ratio thing. Involves kilo's, watts and a lot of math....whatevah!....I just killed the bike for the 20 minute time frame, got my average watts reading and let the gym dudes do the math. They pretty much needed a mop to clean up the sweat after that ride! Lol! But I did it....earned my t-shirt....and so far I am in the lead in my age category. (and tell me how 36-45 is a fair age category for those of us skirting the top edges of it????). That ride killed my quads though....I couldn't run the next day and did a pathetic, low effort recovery ride instead. Saturday was better. Thing 1 had me run 8 miles at race pace. I felt reasonably good with a 10:24 pace.
Yesterday I took Thing 1 to Cornell for the last open meet of the indoor track season. He FINALLY went under 5 for the 1600 on the indoor track!!!!! 4:59.8 Yay! He's run faster on the outdoor track but the indoor one has been a frustrating struggle. He was pretty happy. I was the Mum on the track screaming splits at him...hey, he asked me to do it...he didn't say I couldn't enjoy it! After his race he helped out with the young kids in the local track club so I went for a run on campus. I honestly don't know how XLMIC ran on this campus all the time! It was SOOOOOOO boring....and good Lord, so hilly. So painfully hilly. I'm pretty sure I ran uphill the whole 5 miles regardless of what direction I turned.
I am a little worried about my long run this week. 14 miles. I hope I have it in me & that the weather is reasonable.
It's been a rollercoaster couple of weeks. But I guess that's just running.
Oh & today I pulled the trigger & registered for the Dunkirk Tri: Olympic Distance August 25th!!!! Yikes!