Saturday, October 23, 2010

Burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles...

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'” - Jack Kerouac, On The Road

10/25/10-10/31/10:

Monday: Nice little Lorain at an easy pace with Stephanie and the gang. Let's call this 6.

Tuesday: Warmup to Allen (back via Orlando). Then 4 laps of the North Field. I think I got tired though, and promptly slowed down after the first two. Jogged to the grassy bit by Broad and did 10 striders over a small knoll. Finished by jogging down California to Hill and then back to campus. Gmap says it totaled about 6.

Wednesday: Chilled out hybrid between Huntington and Lacy the Long Way coming up El Molino. About 6.

Thursday: 5-4-3-2-1 in Lacy. Pretty chill, I suppose. I would guess something like 4.

Friday: Pre-race to Sierra Madre and back. 3.

Saturday: SCIAC Championships at Prado Park. Race was okay (well like all the other races). I'll estimate it at 6. 原來笨人真藥醫。

Sunday: Off.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Caring is creepy.

10/18/10-10/24/10:

Monday: 50 minutes (down Lombardy, the San Marino and Euston to Lacy, 3 laps in Lacy, back to campus, 1 lap on South Field). I'm not really sure, but I suppose 6-ish? Felt okay, but short.

Tuesday: I think 6. Warmup to California and Sierra Madre, then downhill mile on Sierra Madre to where it intersects with Huntington followed by 1:30 on, 1 off up until Oak Knoll and back to Virginia. Cooldown from Virginia back to campus.

Wednesday: Madre. Stopped enjoying the run about 75% of the way through, and I'm not really sure why. It made me kind of sad. Felt okay though. 5.5.

Thursday: 2 on 1 off x 8 in Lacy + 2 off 1 off in Lacy + 2 off going up Virginia. Felt okay. Seems to be my phrase of the week. 6.

Friday: Meandering about the neighborhood, easy. Legs were kind of tired. About 6. It seems that in this case, it makes more sense to round up and down. Unless I did a terrible mapping job.

Saturday: Pretty enjoyable long run at a nice easy pace. Went slower and faster as I felt was appropriate, and remembered runs past. I don't know, it made me remember why I think running is so fantastic. And then Simple Plan played in my head. Anyways, Patrician back through Rose Bowl, which I think was previously determined to be about 11.
In an additional note, I remembered (just) running down Wilson and wondering if it is fair to blame my disenchantment with teams on one terrible season. I came to the conclusion that it is not, but I could not think of any other reason to explain my current apathy, unless I conclude that it must be some flaw inherent in my character. As unpalatable as this thought must be to me, I must acknowledge it as a very real possibility. That is all, and this post ended up being mildly depressing and emo-sounding. Nevertheless, I refuse to regret a long run. That is all.

Sunday: An easy couple of laps around the North Field with Sylvia in the AM. :) Except then I proceeded to not get anything done for the rest of the day. :/

Monday, October 11, 2010

'Cause it's a bittersweet symphony, this life.

10/11/10-10/17/10:

Monday: Lower Arroyo backwards, coming back via El Molino, then California. Felt like I was going at a pretty good relaxed-but-brisk long run pace. So all in all, I think it was a pretty good run. I wouldn't have minded some company, though. I think 8.

Tuesday: 800 off + 800 on + 800 off + 3 x 800 on-I-suppose. At Lacy Park, so I shall say 5.

Wednesday: Nice little Huntington with Juliette. Which is apparently only 4.6 miles, according to Marlyn's Garmin. Though Gmaps says it's closer to 4.9. I don't know guys, I just don't know... 4.5 then, I suppose. It seems that this will be a low-mileage week.

Thursday: 5-4-3-2-1 at Lacy. Overall probably ended up going okay. Perhaps 4.5.

Friday: Pre-race. 3.5.

Saturday: Multi Duals at La Mirada. Probably something like 6.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm stranded up here, floating along.

10/4/10-10/10/10:

Monday: Lorain up St. Albans. 6.5.

Tuesday: 2 x 800 on + 2 x 800 off + 3 x 800 on (going every 5 minutes for the first 4 intervals and every 5.5 minutes for the last 3 intervals). Garfield Park. I will say 8. I really don't know what's going wrong. Clearly something.

Wednesday: Huntington. 5.

Thursday: To Lacy followed by 9 off, 7 off, 5 off (with 3 minutes rest in between). Then back to campus. :/ I suppose I will generously estimate this as 6.

Friday: End of Lombardy and back. Picked it up a little at the end, probably because of Juliette. 5.5. Not a bad run, I would say.

Saturday: To the Rose Bowl, out to the trails a little bit on the trail after the really steep/rocky hill and then back. I think it ended up being 11, give or take some. I had some trouble mapping out the trail part.

Sunday: Leisurely Art Center Loop with Sylvia. :) I believe this ride is 17, but I am too lazy to pedometer it again.