Good morning and welcome to Day 4! I actually had to look up how to spell "prescient", very sad for someone who got a perfect score in spelling on the Washington Pre-College Test. Do you still have to take that in Washington to go to a Washington university? Just wondering...
Anyhow, after flinging about boxes of files for an hour, I am taking a break to wipe the sweat from my brow and post today's missive. Day 4 of marathon training meant a four mile run. I am happy to report that I ran three and 11/12th miles of that. I've mentioned before about how hot it gets up on the second level of the gym where the indoor track is; at two miles I had to stop for a drink of water and then I walked a lap (1/12th of a mile, teeny little circles!) to let that settle. I had a horrible case of heartburn all through my run, woke up that way. I have no idea why and it was a weird sensation as I ran. But run I did.
Yes, indeedy. My pace was pretty good for the first three miles -- every song on the iPod today was a good song that inspired me to keep going -- but that last three quarters of a mile was tough. Today I tried to keep from checking how far I'd gone (but more about how far I had left) every five seconds. I made myself hold off until Chip reported I'd gone one mile, two miles, one mile left, etc. By the last mile I had slowed down to 13:00 miles per minute even. That's slow even for me. Immediately after I check my pace, my iPod switches to Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty" and I had to laugh. So true. I managed to kick it back up to a 12:00 minute mile flat, which is the midpoint of where I usually run these days, and I finished my four miles. Then I died. Or dragged my tired butt out to the car and drove straight to McDonald's (I was running late and starving). You make the call.
Speaking of butts, I discovered today that I have serious JLo butt going on when I run. It was rather fascinating. I should make sure "Baby's Got Back" is in my playlist. It might have to be my Power Song.
Tomorrow will be three miles and then lower body weights. I'm hoping the hip machines will help with my sore ones. I'm so glad I got a new mattress. The difference it has made in my aches and pains -- as in, I now rarely wake up with any -- has been amazing. Definitely worth the investment.
Enjoy your Thursday!