Friday, September 05, 2008

Friday rambling

TGIF! What is it about short weeks that makes them seem so long?

The week has been pretty uneventful in the running department.

Monday/Tuesday: recovery
Wednesday: slowish 8K @ 5:53
Thursday: quickish 3.5K @ 5:18
Friday: slowish 4.5K @ 5:50

I've been fighting a nasty cold all week and am finally feeling better, but still hacking up a lung. I feel like a smoker. Ew!

Wednesday I scoped out clothing at the Aurora Running Room, trying to find an appropriate race top. No such luck. I'm afraid I've left it too long and there are not a lot of options left in sleeveless. I hate sleeves, even little ones. I have a couple more stores to scope out before I have to whine and cry and stomp my feet and eventually suck it up and settle an old stinky one.

Yesterday's run was piddly because I had exactly 45 minutes to change, run, shower, change again, eat and leave for a softball game. Turns out it was our last game of the season for my Thursday league, which is bitter-sweet. It's nice that one of my evenings will be freed up, but I had a lot of fun on the team this year. At least we have the banquet to look forward to in October, and I still play on Sundays for now.

Today I headed out in the muggy, sticky, humid air for a run at lunch. Planned for 8, decided on 6 once I got out there, and only completed 4.5. I had previously decided to go easy on myself this week with the 37K on Sunday, so I'm okay with the piddly 16K I've logged so far. Technically, I could and should be tapering already, so it's all good.

Tomorrow I'll squeeze in Reid's Virtual One-Miler in support of his mission to a 5-minute-mile, and that is about it.


Marcy said...

Ooooo man, I can only imagine how the weather was. It was on the humid side early this AM and now it's just nasty. Great job getting it done!

Good luck with the 1 miler!

Sarah said...


You'll be fine this weekend! Just enjoy your company tomorrow.

And I want a entry about the race you are running in Nov. Tell us about it!