Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reach for the stars, 'cause I'll be waiting up there.

3/28/11 - 4/3/11:

Monday: Lower, with Juliette, Sylvia, Justine, Marlyn. Pretty okay run. My legs are kind of tired now though. Hopefully the Tuesday workout will not suffer too much for it. It probably won't - it generally doesn't do to well anyways. 7.

Tuesday: 800m + 400m + 200m x 3. Chill, good, good, slow, slow, slow, very slow, slow, okay. I'll say maybe 5.5. Prediction correct.

Wednesday: Probably something like 5.8 in the late morning with Justine to retrieve my vehicle followed by an approximately 4.8 Huntington in the afternoon. The morning felt pretty stiff, and my legs didn't really want to move. The afternoon run was quite okay though. Hmm not sure why, though I'm not complaining. Let's say 10.5. I know it doesn't add, but it's all approximate anyways.

Thursday: Lacy the Long Way backwards and about two laps inside Lacy. I'll say this was about 4.5.

Friday: Huntington and a bit. 5.5

Saturday: 3k Steeple (sorry, corrected), and a bunch of warming up and cooling down. I'll assume it added up to something like 6.

Sunday: Patrician with Justine, because I thought I was going in to lab tomorrow. Apparently this will not be the case however. Hmm... Anyways, felt good to run-ish, but my legs were kind of... not very energetic. Fast turnover was not an option. 11.

Sunday, March 20, 2011



Monday: Full Arroyo. Trying the Frees. Felt pretty okay. Kind of slow start, but managed to pick it up a little bit as the run progressed. 9.5.

Tuesday: Chantry in the early afternoon. 20. Then Huntington in the late afternoon in the Vibrams. 5.5. Both felt pretty good. It was kind of cold out though, and it was a chilly descent. Also, I was kind of wary of skidding in the gravel, seeing as it had rained and all.

Wednesday: Madre. Felt kind of slow at points, but overall okay. 5.5.

Thursday: Brown Mountain with Sylvia. Quite enjoyable, as runs go. It was pretty nice running weather; bright but slightly overcast and cool. I also really like coming down the mountain... 8.

Friday: Back from the auto shop. Much thanks to Sylvia for humoring me. 5.5.

Saturday: Patrician. Felt good on the way out (a pleasant surprise). The hill part (like, the actual Patrician) was pretty slow, but comfortable, and I was okay with it since I didn't really have any expectations. Coming back on Green got pretty brisk though, which was really nice. Overall a good run/end to the week. 10.

Sunday: Off.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Where'd you go? I miss you so.


Monday: Lower Arroyo from Schloss. Kind of slow, but I felt really tired and full, so it was not unexpected. What was unexpected was that I ended up seeing the guys and Juliette. Ran back with Juliette from about Singer after she ran to the casting pond. It made me go faster, so that was probably good. I felt like a poor conversationalist though. 8.5.

Tuesday: Easy Huntington. Felt super-unmotivated while running. :/ I really wish I could find my Vibrams. Where could they have gone?!? 5.5.

Wednesday: Glendale back through South Pas. Not sure why, but this ride felt pretty awesome. I had kind of forgotten what it was like to be running or biking without a) feeling like something was malfunctioning or b) just feeling like my legs were downright dead. And today I remembered that it is pretty fantastic. And I thought to myself that it was a beautiful day, and the wind was at my back, and the chill under the freeway gave me a reminder of... something. Anyways, 27.

Thursday: Brown Mountain with Steph. Arches were a bother on the way up, but coming back down was pretty okay. I feel like that is kind of standard procedure. Legs were quite tired by the end of it, however. 8.

Friday: Chantry Flats to the helipad. Pretty okay, if I remember correctly. This is a belated update. 22.

Saturday: Huntington in Vibrams, I think. 5.5. I think I like Vibrams more than shoes. Also, they were right where I thought they would be. I thought about thinking of something figurative/metaphorical, but it seemed like too much work.

Sunday: Off. It was raining. A lot.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

No one has control.


Monday: Lower with Sylvia, Juliette and Marlyn. 7.

Tuesday: 3 sets of 3 x 400. Legs were dead and I kept giving up. A generous 4.

Wednesday: Started doing Huntington, but cut it off and came back on San Marino. Partially because it didn't feel too great, and partially because I decided I should be working. 4.5.

Thursday: Easy in Lacy with Stephanie. Maybe 4?

Friday: Patrician. Kind of slow, but otherwise okay. It felt good to do a long run. 10.

Saturday: Glendale Loop with a slight extension towards Art Center and another to come back through South Pas. I think something like 27. I wanted to get bread from Great Harvest, but apparently it closes at 4pm on Saturdays. I was quite upset, so I came back and made honey beer bread. It was tasty. Then 3mi around the neighborhood with Justine.

Sunday: Off.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I don't even know.

2/28/11 - 3/6/11:

Monday: Upper Arroyo. 6.5

Tuesday: 500 x 8. Shitty in quality. 4.

Wednesday: Orange Grove. 5.

Thursday: My arches hurt. 3.5.

Friday: 3.

Saturday: 3000m Steeple. Excruciatingly slow. 3.

Sunday: Off.