Saturday, May 15, 2010
until my 8k. While I've determined that I definitely WON'T be running the whole thing, I'm also pretty sure I won't be running 5k of it either. But I'm kind of hoping I can run at least the first kilometer without walking--about 9 minutes at my current pace. Doable. Nice attainable goal. Now, -2- kilometers would be quite the accomplishment. :)
4.92 km in 49.16 minutes. Wow. I really do average a 10 km/ minute pace, almost exactly. Which means my run SHOULD take 80 mins. In theory. If I can maintain that pace--I've only gone 5 k so far...also, imagine my annoyance when I realized I was short my full 5 kms by 1/4 of a BLOCK. Grr.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
4.56 km in 45 minutes. I almost didn't go--planned to go, kept checking the weather, at one point just thought 'screw it'. Of course, once I decided not to go, the guilt ate at me until....I went. :P
So...picked a totally random, different route than usual. I think I really enjoy running new routes....not knowing exactly how far each turn, power pole, etc. seems to make it easier to run farther.
Started with a 7 minute jaunt, 1 walk, then 5 minutes, 2 walk, then 3 minutes, etc. Reduced the time of my intervals whenever I got to the point of it being too much of a struggle--I really want to maintain my enjoyment of running, and pushing past that certain point kind of takes away from it. I just kept running/walking intervals, and even did a few 'faster' (not sprints, just a little faster) one minute intervals at the end. Decided to reign it in at that point..was getting pretty tired, and don't need to overly overdo it after the last few weeks of slacking.
I can't quite believe I jog/walked almost 5k in 45 minutes. I can't believe I jog/walked 45 minutes, period. Wow. If I maintain that speed, I can finish the run in 1:20--anything under the 1:45 cutoff makes me happy.
One thing I noticed I'll have to work on---I always watch my feet when I'm running. Just my way of being in my 'zone'. Made a point of trying to run while looking out and forward--I'll definitely need to keep aware on race day! I think I like watching the ground in front of my feet simply because there's nothing else to watch really, plus I like seeing the the ground passing under me. I'm sure the race will give me lots to watch, though!
Really tired suddenly. Must sleep, work early, then pick up some organic meat for supper. I hope they have some bison available....mmmmm.
Things to note: Running after supper hour at the beginning of barbeque season is BAD when you're a little hungry! Lol!
Sunday, May 09, 2010
I can't believe Sparkpeople erased my ENTIRE blog because I put a greater than symbol in that they claimed was 'html'. GRRRRRRRR.
Anyway, to recap---8k run in 5 weeks. Last long run was April 10, 1.68 miles in 25 minutes, and a brutal 25 it was. I could finish the run in 1hr 20 mins at that pace, but there's no way I can currently keep that up for longer than said 25 minutes. Soooooo....scared. Don't want to look like the biggest loser out there. The race DOES say walk, run, or jog, so I'm holding on to that....but the course also closes after an hour and 3/4.
So then the question becomes--best way to train? Do I just keep trying for the distance? I've read that some interval training can help with stamina a lot--doing 1-2 minutes faster running intervals. Would it be a good idea to do the interval training one day a week, then stick to time/distance the other 2-3 days? I'll probably end up having to run intervals anyway, so I thought I would try to make the most of it. Is that a good idea, or am I just wasting my energy?
I suppose I can always not go if I really don't feel I can manage it. I wish I'd kept up my training the last few weeks. Sigh.
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
I seem to have fallen...no, I dislike that phrase...I seem to have wandered away from my goal somewhat. I know my tendencies...I always lose my motivation, and wander off looking for the next thing to capture my attention. There MUST be a way to keep my attention on achieving my goal.
I wonder what that is....why I never follow through on a project, never finish. I start with such great intentions, then the newness wears off, and it starts to become less like fun and more like a chore. I wonder how one develops the...personality trait?....to just keep doing it anyway...to see the goal as worth putting in the effort for.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
....since that would probably cause less damage than what I did to myself today.
DH came home from school. All done! Yay! Celebrate! Off to the Keg!!
But the Keg was packed. 40-50 minute wait. Ummm, nope. So we tried the new, really nice restaurant downtown. Couldn't even park in the parking lot. Drove by another fave, line up out the door. Ugh.
Then we came across Boston Pizza. Yay! Bit of a wait. But by that time, we were tired, cranky, and more than a little stressed. DH was STRESSED about his final exam that he just finished. And was wearing me out--so I ordered a drink. FAST. Hey, vodka paralyzers are on special! Perfect. Haven't had one of those in years. Yummm. THEN, there was the really awesome sounding banana split drink. Don't know how many cals, but probably a lot with the ice cream.....
Then, after supper, the really yummy shortcake delight. Again, with ice cream, amaretto, and strawberry puree. Heavenly, but...wow.
So even at a very conservative 300 cals/drink (and that's pretty effing conservative for the ice cream ones) thats over 900 cals....in drinks.
Okay.....not the end of the world. One splurge won't kill me, as long as I STOP splurging, right?
Ummmm.......did I mention that the prime rib burger I ordered apparently was 1100 cals in it? Plus another 200 for the side salad???
2 days worth of cals in one sitting. My. Gawd.
Hey Nora, if you're out there reading, just know you're not the only one. I'm going to have to run for about 10 hours tomorrow to kill all this off.
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