Thursday, September 22, 2011

World's Tallest Dwarf

I've been incredibly tired the past two days. This is the part of my training that intentionally involves wearing myself down in order to prepare for the marathon. You never run a full marathon in a single training run so one of the ways marathon training programs build your endurance is by having you run several high-mileage runs in a single week. Then you run a Long Run to cap the week off. Even though the Long Run isn't 26 miles, you go into it already feeling tired so it simulates race conditions.

Well, I'm feeling sleepy today.

Yesterday's training plans were dropped due to another movie-viewing decision. My plan was to do another round of Hill Repeats after work. But then I remembered that Wehrenberg Theaters have been replaying some of the summer blockbusters for only $1 per ticket. Today was the last day and I hadn't taken advantage of the promotion yet so I convinced Liz we should go see a $1 movie last night. So, instead of an evening run, Liz and I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides for two dollars. The movie was better than I expected (I had low expectations) and it was definitely worth the price!

So no workout yesterday and then I slept later than I planned this morning. I didn't have time to run the full 10 miles that my schedule calls for but I made myself get out the door to get something in.

From the very beginning, my legs felt sluggish and I felt tired. It was a cool morning and my legs just felt stiff and unresponsive. Not only was I running a shorter distance than planned, but I had to settle for a slower pace because I just wasn't able to get my mind or body going this morning.

They can't all be good runs.

Goal For The Day: Hill Repeats (Skipped).
Distance: 0.00 Miles.

Goal For The Day: Middle Distance.
Distance: 6.01 Miles.
Time: 45:58. 7:39 Avg. (7:47, 7:18, 7:30, 7:34, 7:37, 8:05, 0:04*).
Route: Kircher Park Loop.
Conditions: 52 degrees. 6:45AM

Notes: 6 miles of sleep-running. This was the first day this year that I didn't enjoy the cooler weather. I'll still take it over the heat, and most days I Love it. But today it just added to the urge to crawl back in bed. At least I got some miles in even if they weren't what I'm looking for.

Daily Miles: 6.01 Miles.
Blog Totals:
  Run - 336.40 Miles.
  Bike - 144.45 Miles.
  Swim - 10,050+ meters.

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