There was apparently one theme for this weekend – sleep! And I probably spent most of those sleep hours on my couch! I had a blast at Michelle and Joel’s birthday party last night. I got home somewhere just after 1 am, sat down on the couch to watch a little bit of Cold Case, then woke up just before 5 am…oops! I headed up to bed and enjoyed a nice sleep in until 9:30.
I ate some breakfast, puttered around the house, and finally I headed out for my long run – half marathon taper intervals. I haven’t really talked about it a lot, but I am actually running a half marathon next weekend! I signed up for the Calgary Police Half as a way to keep my fitness up. I’ve had some troubles getting in the long runs at times, but I’m not too stressed about the race. I have a week to figure out if I have any goals for the race!
Anyhow, the run was supposed to be 60 to 75 minutes long with 2 x 10:00 at my half marathon pace. I ran the Last Chance Half at a pace of 9:42/mi so I figured if I aimed for somewhere around 9:20 – 9:30/mi that would be pretty good. I headed out to Edworthy to run by the river. It was so crazy busy out! That’s what happens when you get a sunny and warm day in Calgary! I ran…I hit the intervals…time to head home for some lunch! I put another episode of Cold Case on (I’m sensing a theme here…) and once again passed out on the couch, waking up just as the Canucks – Blues game was starting. Crazy! Apparently I just really needed a chance to catch up on some sleep this weekend.
A lot of you guys ask me how I fit everything in and how much sleep do I get? I’m averaging 5 – 6 hours a night during the week typically. Not enough, but I’m working to try and get a few more hours in since I know I’ll need it as my training ramps up for the half Irons. On the weekends I typically get 8 hours in, not counting those naps on the couch!! I’ve never been one of those “sleep until noon” people so I guess these early morning tend to work for me!
Best of luck to everyone I know running Boston tomorrow!!!