Finally back home! I always look forward to getting away and then can't wait to get home! I've decided to let my suitcases unpack themselves here and sit back for a few minutes.
I actually wrote a really good long deep blog post in my mind on my run this morning. Apparently, when I stop running, I lose all logical thought so it's tucked away until one day when perhaps I will do a "Run with Jenn while getting inside her mind" post-ha! Hmmm-may lose a few followers after that one but I'm OK with that as I noticed I've already lost a few lately...Not of great concern to me.
Random Trip Tidbits
*Had a really fantastic time with my own family and my sister and her family. Fishing, picnics, hiking, exploring, Frisbee, baseball, walks, sushi, wine, running, even waterslides....FYI-swimwear companies. There should be a tag on ALL swimwear stating *This item is appropriate for waterslides. It will NOT ride up or fall off!!
*Went to the movie Bridesmaids with my sister finally. Oh Wow, we were bellering SO loud in the theater. I'm laughing just thinking about it....
*Got to spend a ton of time with my adorable 2 and 1 year old niece and nephew which reinforced to me how thankful I am that I had no more children! Gosh-I forgot how much work little kids are!! We were having some trouble having a conversation so we set my niece Liza up with 17 pairs of underwear to keep her busy. It worked.
Random Training Tidbits
*Since my last post, I've managed to stick to my training plan pretty well. I run 6 days a week and although I rarely take a full rest day I usually give my legs a full day off anyway. Last Saturday was a scheduled day off but I ended up on an impromptu bike ride with a friend. What I thought was going to be a short joyride turned into a 32 mile ride at much harder effort than I was imagining. It's been over 8 weeks since I rode more than 20 miles. I really enjoyed this and since my scheduled long run was only 13 miles on Sunday it was OK.
*I ran early on Sunday morning before we left. I was WAY short on time as I didn't plan very well. Decided to ignore my planned workout and ended up pushing my pace for time. Felt rough for the first 5 but then able to bring my pace up and avg 7:36 for all 13.
*The last 4 days have been a lot of hills! Not long hills but short constant hills. Up down up down up down.
*Managed a speed workout on Tuesday. A little over 8 miles with 5X3 min@5K uphill. Well, the numbers on my Garmin were NOT agreeing with McMillan's. This run was SO tough for me. I felt like I was pushing HARD and man I felt rough!! My following easy run was indicative of my effort though because I was SLOW as molasses and tired on that run.
*I went to set up a RunningAhead account. I follow some people's training through this site and thought I would be interested in doing it. Upon trying to register my email, I was alerted that I already had an account. An account which I had logged like over 50 runs in 2008. Am I completely losing it!!! I have no memory of this!! I know it's me as 2 of my races are logged and the times are right!!
*Planned to run a track race tonight when we got home. I'm tired, my legs are tired, my butt and my hamstrings are tight. I was actually in running clothes in my car and decided at the last minute not to do it. I'm kinda pissed at myself right now since there is no track next week because of the fair.
*Got my new race shoes in the mail. I've never worn racing flats. I wear almost exclusively Brooks Launch these days just rotating pairs. I usually have about 4 pairs going at once. I ordered these for shorter distance and I'm considering giving them a whirl soon.
OK-off to organize and catch up with all of you after dark!! Peace out