Sunday, January 31, 2010

Days 19, 20, and 21: Catching up!

Hello my Cilley friends!  Sorry I've been away for a while.  Not physically.  Just mentally. 

As I reported on Thursday, a migraine was a'brewing and it landed shortly before 6:00 p.m. that night.  I ate a foolish dinner (did you know that a double whopper with cheese has over 1,000 calories??  tres foolish!) that I didn't even really want and then took a pretty little vicodin with tylenol and passed out.  By Friday it was gone but I was still feeling beat, both mentally and physically.  I'm sure it's just the training catching up with me. 

So, how am I doing?  Let's recap Week 3.

Mon/Day 15 - Rest.  SUCCESS!  I an the Empress of Leisure.  Except for that whole pesky work thing.

Tue/Day 16 - 3 miles.  SUCCESS!  I logged exactly 3.0 miles at a 12:04 min/mile pace.

Wed/Day 17 - Weights.  SUCCESS!  Except I did my upper body circuit on Saturday, making this the rest day instead.

Thu/Day 18 - 4 miles.  SUCCESS!  I logged exactly 4.0 miles (I'm getting better at switching off the iPod) at a 12:11 pace.  This four mile run was easier than last week's run by far.

Fri/Day 19 - 3 miles and weights.  SUCCESS!  Even after the migraine the night before, I logged 3.01 miles at an 11:35 pace and I did my lower body circuit.  Yay!

Sat/Day 20 - Rest.  SUCCESS!  As I said, I did my Wednesday weights here instead.  I also went to a Zumba class before.  I liked it, although I sucked at it, and I'll do it again.  However, I didn't like that it is at noon on Saturdays.  It eats up too much of my day.  There is a class on Wednesday evenings, I might try to fit that in instead. 

Sun/Day 21 - 7 miles.  SUCCESS!  I had a lovely day out at the Marine Drive trail and I did 7.02 miles at a 14:00 flat pace.  I walked a lot -- I had forgotten to grab a granola bar on the way out the door and so had zero energy at the start of the run.  Shortly after mile 1 I Gu'd up (SO happy I had thrown in an extra Gu) and felt much better once that kicked in.  This is the longest distance I've ever done and I think I did pretty well.  My feet got tired around 5.5 miles (which then became my second Gu stop) but my legs recovered quickly once I was done.  Last week's six mile was at a 13:47; I think if I hadn't started out at a bonk I could have at least matched that. 

Total distance for Week 3:  17.07 miles. 

I did a little too much gear shopping over the past couple of weeks, which ate more deeply into my marathon fund than I had planned, but I am loving the bodybugg and yesterday I hit the Pearl Izumi outlet and found a great outer layer which I tried out today.  It is a cycling jacket but I liked it a lot better than the similar ones designed for running.  For starters, the sleeves zip off to convert it into a vest, and I actually got warm enough today to be extremely happy I had that option.  There is also an abundance of pockets -- four, compared to the REI outler layer I had been running in which had only one.  Why it doesn't even have two I have no idea.  The Pearl Izumi also doesn't have the stank issue that my REI layer does.  Since it wasn't raining today (yay!!) I didn't get to compare water resistance but there's no way the Pearl could get as heavy as the REI one does.  I'll still use the REI layer when it's cold, but I think the Pearl will become my favorite go-to jacket.

The mileage goes up two miles for next week:

Mon/Day 22 - Rest.
Tue/Day 23 - 3 miles.
Wed/Day 24 - Weights.
Thu/Day 25 - 5 miles.
Fri/Day 26 - 3 miles and weights.
Sat/Day 27 - Rest.
Sun/Day 28 - 8 miles.

Well, I am again in the early stages of a migraine.  I waited too long to eat between brunch and dinner; a "quick oil change" for my car turned into nearly two hours.  But except for spark plugs I got all of the big maintenance out of the way and my little Zippy should be good for another 30,000 miles.

Here's wishing you all a great week!

the CilleyGirl

1 comment:

  1. I like seeing all of the Successes :-) Have a great week!