Thursday, March 5, 2009

Miscellany

  • I'm in the lottery for the Nike Women's race. After putting some good thought into it (i.e. thought that doesn't happen when I'm running) I knew the half marathon was the right choice. This was also confirmed by coach Angie. She wants me to work on my speed and a full marathon isn't the forum for that. And I don't want to enter a marathon just to run one, I want to do well. Anyhow, fingers crossed that our group gets pulled in the lottery!
  • Yesterday was our last day of nice weather for the next little bit. I got a run in around my neighborhood in the afternoon. I was supposed to go for 5 miles but my route was slightly off and I finished up with 4.5 miles. Oh well. The run went pretty well - nice pace that I managed to hold on the uphills.
  • I have been totally sleep deprived this week. No bueno.
  • Despite the sleep deprivation I rolled into the Y on time...for the first time in weeks!! My IMLP lanemate was back and we rolled through our workout together. We had a ladder to do - 11 lengths, 10 lengths...down to 1 length...with front crawl on the odds and our choice on the evens. Since I was pretty tired I kind of copped out a bit and did a breast stroke when I had the option. When we had one length left to go my friend turned to me and said, "Wow, you really go fast on your breaststroke! I look up and you are half a length away from me!"
  • After I got out of the pool I was looking over my swimsuit. Sheesh! Swimsuit integrity issues for the second time this week! This time it was in the rear end of my suit, and seriously...this may not be a spot you want the suit to be threadbare!
  • I was chatting with a couple of gals today and actually used the word y'all. Wow, where did that come from?! It has been awhile since I activated my inner Texan.
  • Tonight was a 54:30 spin on the bike with hill repeats. I propped the front wheel up under a couple of phone books and knocked the workout out. I loaded the iPod up with some old school songs. Well...old school for me...and had a good workout. Finished up and ran through a quick strength workout.
  • Tomorrow is a rest day and lunch with an old friend of mine that I knew from Texas. We both live in Calgary now and are off for Indian food tomorrow! Can't wait to catch up with her.
  • I have 342 unread posts in my Google Reader. My apologies if I haven't been around to comment on your blog this week, but hopefully I'll catch up with y'all soon!
Hope everyone has a good Friday!!

18 comments:

joyRuN said...

I've had threadbare issues with my black swimsuit - so sad to toss it.

I hope you get into Nike's! Sounds so fun.

Missy said...

Good luck on getting into the race! Yeah, you gotta watch out for those suits. Oh, Speedo Endurance Suits - SWEAR, bought two last year and they are still holding up. A little more pricy but well worth it for durability...just a thought.

Run Mommy said...

I hope you get into the Nike race too. I tried here in TO but even the waiting list was closed. I hope you get some new suits!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, sounds like you back to heavy duty training. Don't worry about the swimsuit, everyone is training........Ha.

ShirleyPerly said...

I think you made the right choice going with the half. Good luck on getting into Nike!

Marlene said...

Nice job on all the workouts!

Enjoy your lunch today and have a great weekend!

k said...

good luck getting into the nike half!

both my sister and i were born in calgary but have an affinity for the word "y'all". so happy to hear that other people occasionally use the word "up north".

Lauren said...

I swear I don't know how you do all this. Have fun at lunch!

Wes said...

Release the inner Texan! ROFL... Always a southern girl....

Judi said...

i love my tyr suit. it's holding up really well.

Melanie said...

i signed up for the HM too, not the full, good luck! You're doing so well with training, keep it up! :D Have a great weekend :)

Zach said...

I love misc. blog posts. This one's well done. Way to go. Good luck on the half!

Run For Life said...

Busy busy, it sounds like you're doing well though. Have fun with your friend!

X-Country2 said...

I want to run that Nike race just for the cutie t-shirt and Tiffany keychain. Good luck!

Danielle said...

Wow...lots of stuff going on!! Thanks for the heads up on Nike. I think I'm going to put my name in. Why not...

Laurel said...

I got my email about Running in the Sahara yesterday! Thanks again!

I hope you get into the Nike Race!

aron said...

good luck at the lottery!!!

YIKES 345 - I thought my 100 was bad today :) I am trying to catch up!

RoadBunner said...

I totally hope we get in!!!