Monday, April 13, 2009

Catch up

I'm a little behind on keeping you guys up to date. Besides, I think I'm due for a bullet post.

Here goes.

• After Tuesday's rip roaring intervals last week, I took it easy with a slow 5K on Wednesday. 5.37K (3.34mi) /31:56

• On Thursday night Silvia Ruegger (reigning Canadian record-holder for the women's marathon, 2:28:36 set in 1986) spoke to my marathon group. She is a wonderful speaker with a great story.

• Silvia's talk went over (totally worth it) so we shortened our run to an 8K tempo instead of the planned yassos (fine by me, having run my intervals Tuesday). 8.18K (5.08mi) /45:13

• Spent the entire day Friday cleaning the house - if every weekend were three days, my house would be a lot cleaner.

• Met up with a few people from my marathon group for our long run Saturday morning. We were all running different distances so we broke off into pairs.

• I ran with Paula, the one who took me skiing that fateful day.

• Everyone always jokes that I should keep my distance so she doesn't push me again. Either that or I should get revenge...

• We took a "short cut" back to our cars through a school field, which turned out to be a mud pit. We jumped over two ditches and thought we were going to have to climb the fence (found an opening). Turning around was not an option after 26K.

• 26.07K (16.20mi) /2:45:03

• Rest day Sunday, family dinner, Happy Easter!

• Attempted 3x1600m intervals tonight - outside, on my own. First 1600... too fast. Second... too slow and almost died. Third... didn't happen. Meh. 8.92K (5.54mi) / 51:02

• Not feeling too confident about a 5K PR this weekend. Still going to try like hell.

• I finally jumped on the Twitter bandwagon after Yumke's convincing post.

• I also finally bought a cell phone after not having one for more than a year. I even hooked myself up with web browsing so I can check in from Boston.

• 4 sleeps til we hit the road!

30 comments:

joyRuN said...

A year with no cell phone?! YIKES!

I seriously need to clean my house. I need a solid day without the kids underfoot & my motivation on par.

Melanie said...

you've been training really hard, I feel confident you'll hit a PR for Boston's 5k. Yay for a cell phone, not sure what i'd do without mine! :)

runsarah said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend! Yay for cellphones too :) I am so attached to mine.

J said...

I am still not sure about this twitter thing. I read the post by yumke and it makes sense but idk i am still skeptical! Sometimes i like disappearing and getting away from technology (maybe cause I am surrounded and working on it all day!) We will see though! Just keep thinking the positive thoughts about the 5k and I am sure you will PR!

yumke said...

5K PR is definitely possible, given your recent speed work. Save some in the tank for the last 2K!

Marci said...

I agree with Yumke, you can PR, just don't go out too fast. Either way, I'm sure the experience will be awesome.

RunWithMe said...

Everyone is trying to talk me into the twitter thing. Do you recommend?

Jocelyn said...

thats awesome about Silvia Ruegger!! how lucky are you!

X-Country2 said...

Safe travels to Boston!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

You are quite the little running machine! You are going to ROCK the Boston 5k...I have no doubts about it. Post your number so I can stalk you.

Hope you're doing well! Thanks for your continuous support! I appreciate it.

Hugs

D10 said...

I can't imagine life without a cell phone these days and I really don't even use mine that much. But, I like knowing I have it there in case I need to make a call.

Denise said...

I just joined twitter, too but I'm not sure what I think of it.

Mark said...

Great training week!! You are working hard and you will reap the benefits! I joined twitter but now what?

Marcy said...

Ooooohhh girl you CAN PR!! I just know it ;D ;D Now go get yourself one :-)

Jess said...

I'm sure you can rock B-town! Good luck!

littlesack said...

Being part of the cell phone generation...YEEKS! I am not attached to mine--but, could never go a year without it!

Your intervals inspired me. I plan to run some tonight (well i planned to run some this morning, but didn't get my butt out of bed).

Good luck with the PR this weekend!

Lily on the Road said...

you can so PR in Boston, just the crowds alone will carry you like the wings on your feet do already!!!

tfh said...

Looks like some great runs to me-- I think if it's a good day you can DEFINITELY PR. I hope you wake up on race day feeling confident!

And wow, Twitter AND a cell phone with web browsing-- you've now officially out-teched me.

Nitmos said...

The only other person I've heard refer to "days until something" as "sleeps" was the person we bought our dog from. A Canadien. This must be a Canadien thing! Good luck at the BAA 5k!

Heather said...

Those are some good runs. I hate 3x1600's, they seem so impossible to me.

lindsay said...

i'm pretty sure i'd need at least a year off to get my house in order. :)

nice runs lately and good luck in boston!

Judi said...

i cannot believe you didn't have a cell phone for a year.

aron said...

glad you are on twitter now :) its fun!!

good luck in boston!!!

Toni said...

Good luck on your 5k!

Brian said...

Weclome to twitter! I see a lot of my RBF is starting to join, love seein the updates!

JenZen said...

Love bullet posts!! I'm totally addicted to Twitter right now. I'm JenZenator if you want to add me. :)

What a great opportunity to hear Silvia Ruegger speak! I'll bet she had some amazing stories and words of wisdom. Too cool. GREAT job on all your runs too!!!

I Run for Fun said...

Hmmm...I have to get on Twitter.

Great job on the runs!

The Happy Runner said...

I'm sending serious PR vibes your way!!

Running Around Acres said...

have fun in Boston.

Dori said...

How special to have Sarah Ruegger speak to your group. The elite athletes are so inspirational. Good luck on your 5K this weekend.