Monday, February 28, 2011

a range of emotions.

Training for the week of 2.21-2.27

this week was full of emotional ups and downs.
the week started out great.
my hip was feeling awesome. the best it had.
tuesday was tempo, so wanted to ease into it. felt great.

wednesday-rest day

thursday-speedwork. 8x1/2 mile repeats were planned at marathon pace equivalent time (3:50)
ended up running... (3:52, 3:47, 3:42, 3:46, 3:43, 3:40, 3:44, 3:45) with a little left at the end :) 7 mi total.

friday-rest day (rode the bike while rich ran his 7 mile long run)

saturday-tempo run- ran about 5.5mi easy/warmup...then 3 mi tempo ( 7:46, 7:39, 7:43) 9mi total.
last mile was hard.  i pushed it.  well...after i was a little bit sore :(
i seriously need a coach to hold me back!  i am my own worst enemy.

sunday-long run 18 miles 2:43:13, avg 9:01 pace. by mile 15 my hip was hurting.  and by the end i was in pain. came home, sat in an ice bath...took motrin...stretched, and had a marble slab waffle cone with vanilla bean ice cream with reese's pnut butter cup.  so divine. made me feel better :)  i deserve it right?  i burned 2100 calories on my run.  but now, i sit here, depressed.  the marathon is 3 weeks away.  i'm taking a few days off and hope that it will get better.  i need to steer clear of all speedwork until after the marathon.   booking the hotel today.  lots of our gang is going.  it is going to be a fun trip :)

41 miles for the week.
355.98 YTD

there you have it. 
emotions from elation to depression.

i'm starting the new week positive with lots of motivation to help myself recover.

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