Monday, July 20, 2009

beer is bad

So is NOT running for over a week! I consumed what seems like 10x more beer last week than water, and I seriously haven't run for 10 days. Did I twist my ankle? No. Did I sever my achilles? No. Did I even stub my toe? No. I've just been lazy, lazy, lazy. NOT good for my upcoming marathon. I keep telling myself "Well, I'm not going to win it," and that seems to be a good enough excuse to sit on my arse and down another brew. But at some point, I've got to make a change. What's it going to take?
Oh, by the way, I ran 4.48 miles in 48:34 which was 10:48mpm. How did that happen? I expected 12mpm after my recent behavior!

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I was sluggish for the first two miles, so I opted to do a bit shorter run (5.75) than originally planned (7) with no hills. Now, I feel like a wimp. The route was from work to Sugarhouse and back with one perimeter lap of the park.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

tired and sore - big hills

I want to say that my mileage was actually higher than 13.44, but I have no way to prove that. So, my 12:53 pace will have to be indicative of the fact that 1) I haven't run long since forever, 2) I had a lot of hills, 3) when the sun came out it got hot, fast!

I ran the Bevan/Coleman loop with a trip up to the Settlement Canyon reservoir thrown in. Then, I ran up to the high water tank (big hill) with a little jaunt up to Grimm's gate and a lap in the cemetary for fun (?).

I'm exhausted and a bit worried about Mesa Falls.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I didn't take my watch on this run. Lizzy and I took the boys up to Grimm's gate and back. While up there, we watched a cowboy herd some cows into a trailer. Pretty interesting sights and sounds for two toddlers. I didn't take my watch today, and it was probably a nice thing. I just ran until I got tired before I would walk.

I'm looking at things differently as I run now. After Ragnar Wasatch Back, I realize that the hills that I've been running are really just little hiccups in the road. I need to really put some effort into training smarter. Plus, I think that I like to run trails better than asphalt. I need to pay more attention to what I'm doing when on dirt or trails, so I think that the time will mentally go by faster. So, as I run, I've been trying to find some trails and roads to try out.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

To Liberty and back with two laps on the wood chip path. I lost my energy at mile 4, and it seemed HOT. (It was already 70* when I started at 6AM.) The wood chip path was really soggy and muddy in places. I stepped off of it an onto the dirt path for a bit, but it was slippery mud, and I almost biffed it. If I had been a driver going past right then, I would have completely cracked up.

Yes, I'm that person. Let's face it. If you didn't injure yourself (like broken bone or hideous gash) when tripping or falling, then it's really funny. Whether you are watching it or the person doing the falling, it's just damn funny. Arms flailing about, expression of terror on the face, the thud. It's like a cartoon, and I'll laugh every time.