Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some randomness

I'm pressed for time tonight, so I give you bullet point style randomness. Because really, is there a better form of randomness?
  • Thanks for all the well wishes on my 5K PR from Sunday. But I wasn't done once I crossed that finish line and met up with Running Diva Mom. Nope. The half marathon training plan called for a long run of 10 miles last weekend, and since I didn't want to do it the day before the 5K, I planned on doing it after. So I left the finish line area, headed out to the Wiouwash Trail and logged an additional 7 miles. And let me tell you. It was brutal. Hard. So hard I almost turned around at the 2 mile marker and turned it into an extra 4 miles. But I kept going. Even had a shirt change (in the wooded part of the trail) around the 4 mile point because I was getting too toasty in my long sleeves with a short sleeve tech shirt layered on top. So the run was hard. And there were so many times I wanted to quit, but I kept going. And when I was done? I was thrilled. And then was totally lazy for the rest of the day. I think I earned it.
  • During the brutal 7 miles I finally got to try out the mint chocolate Gu everyone in blogland has been raving about. Fabulous! Might actually overtake the chocolate outrage as my Gu of choice.
  • The legs were still kind of sore on Monday, so instead of a run, I went for the season's first outdoor bike ride. It felt so nice to be on my bike again. I took it nice and slow and only went 5 miles, but it was a nice change of pace. Now I just need to start incorporating more bike workouts because the High Cliff Tri? It's two months away.
  • Speaking of the High Cliff Tri, I think I've forgotten what the pool looks like. Yup. Haven't donned the swim cap and goggles in I don't know how long. That's scary. Must get back in the pool. Pronto!
  • Talking about the bike and swim reminds me I really need to sit down and try to figure out a training plan of attack for the next few months. A plan that incorporates not only half marathon training but also tri training. Suggestions?
  • Tonight's 4 mile run went pretty well, but the legs were still a bit stiff. Thankfully they started to feel better during the second half of the run.


Marlene said...

Impressive to add on 7 miles after a 5K PR. Way to go!

Good luck with your tri training.

teacherwoman said...

Yes, nice work on adding 7 more miles after a 5K PR! You are a rockstar!

Yay for triathlon season!

J said...

can't beleive you ran 7 after running the 5k! That is great! Hope those legs are feeling less stiff now!

Emz said...

I'm with the others [above] amazing to add on at the end.


Libby said...

Love love love mint chocolate GU....who needs candy when you have that?!?! Also, I've officially booked my flight home to GB and although I won't be doing the half, I think I'm going to try and do the 2.62 mile run they have on Saturday and then my dad and I are hoping to volunteer for the half/full. I hope I get to meet you!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

that's always the down side to racing during training for me.. I too will still try to get in the miles even on more tired than normal legs!

StephanieC said...

Well done on your long run.
I am also wanting to incorporate HM training in to tri training. It will be my first one of both events and if I do the tri I want I will have two months to train but 4 months for the HM. I would be very interested in your eventual plan. I know everyone is different but you are the first person I have come across that has the same goals as me.
Happy training