Sunday, April 12, 2009

Catching up

I've been kind of a weekend warrior with the blogging - not as much with the running, but I don't think I've had a weekday blog post up here in a while. I've been keeping up a pretty good schedule - Tuesday intervals, Thurday tempo with an easy day Wednesday, and a Saturday and Sundays either long runs or easy runs. For example, last Thurday I had a fun tempo/progression run that I called a ladder - the tempo profile looked like this:

Each of those "steps" was a mile - 7 total. It was hard, but doable. I still weirdly enjoy the speed work - after this cycle that I'm on, I think I'll try to do the same cycle, but a little faster.

I've got a bizarre array of races coming up in the next month. Here's what I'm looking at:

4/25 - Prison Hill Half Marathon
5/3 - Rock 'n' Reno Marathon
5/9 - Run Amuck (2.5 miles x 2 - relay) - um, in a jogbra...
5/16 - Silver State 50/50 Half Marathon

And next week, on the 19th, I'm thinking of running about 10 miles to the start of a 5K, then the race, then about 9 miles home. Should get me closer to ready for that marathon in 3 weeks...

To that end, I stretched my long run out a bit yesterday and did 18 miles. Wouldn't have felt too bad except for two things: a blister forming on my right little toe, and a serious need for a potty break around mile 13-15. The blister is popped and will need some moleskin, and I took care of the other issue at a fairly well-lit gas station. I actually felt pretty crappy for the rest of the day yesterday, but after a little 4 mile loop this morning, I feel myself again. Should've refueled better.

This'll be a weird training week, due to my family being in and out of town. I'll try to keep a little more up to date on the blog here. Got a few product reviews coming up, too.


SnowLeopard said...

Do you think you didn't feel so great after your run yesterday because of all the new products you were testing out in one day?

RunningLaur said...

Looks like a hard run and a busy schedule! Can't wait to read all the reports.