My plan this week was: Cross, rest, 3 miles, 5 miles, 3 miles, rest….8 miles. I have a hard time resting, at least in the beginning of the marathon training plan. In the end closer to the marathon when miles are up, yes…I will rest. I love the rest. I NEED the rest. but right now I can’t rest.
This is my rest day today:
Half mile swim (17:34)
Deep water aerobics
Strength/weights (25 min)
2.5 mile walk with Lazy Dog (I had the worst side ache during my walk! WHAT is up with that?)
Mow the lawn, with a push mower.
I will be doing Ab Ripper P90x here in about half an hour.
That is rest, right? Humor me, please.
I am super pumped about tomorrow’s 12k! This was my third race, my first 12k in 2008. I had done a 5k and a 10k and this 12k was awful. I thought I was in shape and ready to go. I thought I was all that and a bag of chips. I wasn’t. I heaved and hoed up the hills that are 5 Mile Drive and almost died. This is the first race I ever did with RED! She was in much, MUCH better shape than me. We started out on the awesome mile long decent (that in the end is the soul-sucking stupid hill to the finish) and stuck together. It was about the second hill in that I knew she was pulling ahead. I think she said something like, “I’ll wait at the top of the hill!” (probably what I heard) Or “I’ll see you at the top!” (what she probably actually said meaning I should run faster and catch her at the top). Something along those lines…she never slowed and I never reached the top of the hill. It is one of those routes that is up, level for a few steps, then up, and repeat. I ran that race in 1:12.42 at a 9:44 pace. Actually not too shabby. I am very curious to see how it goes tomorrow. It could be good or it could be very bad. This course is rough but I am up for the challenge!
So here is a picture of me and RED before our 2008 Sound to Narrows 12k…
Today I am grateful for:
A good attitude!
And of course, Jessica for offering to hang with not only my LB but RED’s Red Heads so we can run!!