Monday, April 25, 2011

Build it bigger than the sun, let it grow, let it grow.

4/25/11 - 5/1/11:

Monday: 4 x 400 + 2 x 200 on the track. Took the 400s super chill (~95 with one ~85) and the 200s kind of chill (~36-37). Warmup to Allen and then 12 min cooldown. Maybe about 3.5.

Tuesday: Huntington. 5.

Wednesday: 5 x 300. Probably added up to about 3. Mileage will be low this week.

Thursday: Pre-pre-race. I don't know maybe 3. 6 strides.

Friday: Pre-race. Probably 3.

Saturday: Race. Probably 5. Kind of slow like 21:30-ish, but that wasn't unexpected since I really haven't run a workout all season. I don't know. I think I can physically go faster, but my head hasn't been in it for a good while. I should stop not trying and then moping. It's bad form.

Sunday: Madre. 5.5.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Without love, what is life?

4/18/11 - 4/24/11:

Monday: Susan's Colorado Bridge run with Sylvia. 8.5.

Tuesday: 12 x 200. Warmup to Allen and back and then cooldown around the block. I suppose maybe about 5? I think I'm being pretty generous with the mileage here though. Legs were pretty tired, and I felt like I was running the 200s as 100 on 100 off. :/ Times were in the range 36-41ish, with a 43 and a 45 also. I think. Justine and Best showed up though!

Wednesday: Almost exactly 5 with Sylvia, Juliette and Marlyn. Went out on California and coming back via Marengo and then through San Marino. Felt pretty stiff, but apparently we weren't going that slowly.

Thursday: Legs were really dead. Ran Huntington backwards (well, more of a granny-ing to be honest). 4.5.

Friday: Madre. 5.5. Legs were still kind of dead, but was not quite granny-ing. I suppose I would describe this as a easy run kind of pace.

Saturday: Still kind of tired, but wanted to get the weekend run out of the way, so I wouldn't have to worry about it. Lower Arroyo from Schloss. 8.5. Felt a little sluggish, but not terrible. I think I will probably be taking it easy next week though.

Sunday: Off.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Decisions are terrifying.

4/11/11 - 4/17/11:

Monday: Patrician, coming back through the Rose Bowl with Sylvia and Juliette. Sylvia was rocking the hills. Good run, kids. 11.

Tuesday: Off. Lab. :(

Wednesday: Lower Arroyo with J to the XC. Took it easy. Legs were still not feeling too energetic somehow. 7.

Thursday: Huntington from Schloss. 5.5.

Friday: Pre-race to Sierra Madre and back. Maybe about 3? I don't remember how long this is supposed to be.

Saturday: Jogged the 3k steeple, and then jogged the most uncomfortable (and slowest) 5k of my running career. I think I was dehydrated or something. It kind of sucked. It was also really hot. Anyways... I suppose I would give this about a 7.5.

Sunday: Off. Tutorial report.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Where has the excitement gone?

4/4/11 - 4/10/11:

Monday: Huntington with Best. 5.

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday: Huntington with Sylvia, Juliette, Marlyn. 5.

Thursday: 1 on 1 off x 7 at Lacy Park. Legs felt dead, and like they had no speed. Maybe 4?

Friday: Hillcrest pre-race and strides. I'll say 3?

Saturday: 5k which started really late. It was cold out. I got a stitch. So I felt like it was a rather poor race. Anyways, longish warmup and cooldown, as warmups and cooldowns go, so I suppose I will give this a 6.5.

Sunday: Off.