Sunday, April 19, 2009

Snooze Fest!

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!!!


Melanie said...

sneaking in a HM on us! LOL You'll do awesome. Great that you got to catch up on some much needed zzzzz's! I had a lazy day after my run today too, feels great once in a while.

Missy said...

OUCH, I'd die, I'm an 8 hour/nite girl, 7 minimum. 5-6 might just kill me - I wish I didn't need as much sleep. Get what your body needs. It will thank you for all the torture you put it through.

Lauren said...

That always happens to me. I turn the TV on, and I'm out. Same with reading. I can't seem to make it through a movie or book these days without dozing off. Sounds like a great weekend though.

You crack me up with a week to come up with race strategy.

lindsay said...

yeah i loved your email - esp the comment about how much fun you are after working out early morning, working, mid-day run, and then having a "night life". hey it's more than me! :)

good luck in preparation for the half this coming weekend - you'll do awesome!

RunToFinish said...

oh my word, you need more sleep!! I couldn't do much on 5 hours of sleep. let alone the schedule you have been keeping

ShirleyPerly said...

Good for you on the snoozing! I'm someone who usually sleeps 7-8 hours a night, take naps too and still can't get enough sleep, it seems :-)

But I've learned that it's as important to rest as it is to train. Cool to hear about the half marathon!

Badgergirl said...

I'm an 8 hour a night kind of girl when it comes to sleep. I don't think I could function on 5-6 hours a night day after day!

Good luck on the half marathon this weekend!

k said...

My sister is running the police half and I'll be somewhere on the course cheering her on (a couple of spots if I can figure the route out well enough). So if you hear some stranger cheering for you, it might be me. Good luck!