Saturday, February 04, 2006

Week 8 - Day 5: How quickly the body recovers...

Wow...I was feeling so tired this week...then I took Thursday off (4 miler), and I feel much better. I did this weeks long run - 9 miles - and felt great, it was almost effortless. I didn't run this morning at 6:30 am like I had planned. The weather was bad - it was cold, windy and sleeting/snowing. So instead I slept late, tooking Bo to a birthday party at noon, coached Briar's basketball game at 2:00, and by the time we got home it had warmed up a little, the sun was out, and it wasn't nearly as windy. So I got dressed and took off. I wore my UA, a fleece turtleneck and a cycling vest that's wind proof, and I felt great. I ran from my house down to the park, through the greenway, up Hwy 55 all the way through the main intersection and to the Coffee County Administrative Plaza, then back to the intersection where I took a left and headed back home. I ended up with 9.06 miles in 1:29:17...pace: 9:51/mile. Wrapping up this week I had 31.1 miles. I am going to try and get a reading of my resting heart rate in the morning...so I can make sure I am training in the right heart rate zones.
I have to say this...Michele, Tracy and I have been pleasently surprised with what good weather we have had each time we go out for our really long runs. A few weeks ago I told them I really believe God must be in favor of our decision to run this marathon because no matter how bad the weather has been during the week - it seems like it always clears up nicely when we have to be out in it for a long run. Isn't that amazing? What a nice thought, ya know? Who better have your back than God??? Life is good.

3 comments:

Michele said...

I am glad you finished week 8 in a positive light and feeling great because my last run was BAD!!!! I felt sick the whole time and ended up with the worst headache. It took me 40:18 to run 4 miles and I don't think I could have gone another step. Glad I did all my longer runs Tuesday-Friday.
If I would have had the strength to call you yesterday, I would have told you "I am out" but I am feeling better today, am going to enjoy my day off, and get prepared for the long run this weekend!!

Lana said...

You should've just taken the day off and skipped that 4 miler like I did!!!

Michele said...

I wish I would have. I just feel SO guilty skipping a run.
Are you up for hills in the morning??? It is going to be COLD.