Saturday, May 9, 2009

Long Run & easy week ahead

Is it weird that I am obsessed with this woman? She's HOT! and I'm no lesbian. It's now progressed to me stalking her on Facebook. This morning she was, "Getting coffee and heading to Comerica Park for the walk for MS, great cause and good way to start the weekend." But in my defense, at least I don't leave comments like the 350 other people. Assss-if people. She doesn't give a crap what you think about her status updates.
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I am tired. This week was rough as far as my workouts go. Next week is my recovery week -although I think my body wanted this week to be easy. I had to move some workouts around, but I pretty much got them all in. Well, the priority ones at least. Today I had a long run scheduled. 9 miles. It was good (better than I expected considering my legs felt like lead all week). Lot's of major hills which I walked up once my heart rate hit 175. I'm talking hill workout hills that are like 1mile long and you think that mailbox is the top so you push through only to get to the mailbox and find out your not even close to the top hills. My mile splits were all over the map because every other mile I was either climbing, descending, or recovering for a hill. My fastest mile was 9:20 and my slowest was 13:45. Overall 9 miles/ 10:43 av. pace/ 164 av. bpm I'm trying to pay attention to my heart rate a lot this run. I know I am a high beater, but I want to try and get it down. I've been doing some research about this and it sounds like interval training is the key. ************ I have been knee -deep in marathon training plans for the last few weeks. I think I am going to use a combination of a couple that look appealing, but does anybody have any good ones they would recommend. It's only my second marathon and I'm looking for a 4:30ish finish. I love speedwork, want to do about 3 twenty milers, and am looking to peak at about 40 miles a week. (That sounded like a personals ad) One more solicitation - I am looking for a protein powder to put in my smoothies. Anybody have one they can't live without. I have never used anything like this before, but I have smoothies like 5 times a week and I want to try something new. ************ I don't know why I am using the asterisk button so much. ************ Happy Mother's Day to all you crazy running moms. I hope you have a great day!!

12 comments:

Kristen said...

Haha, your not a stalker if you admit it! That is what Facebook is for - to stalk people. :)

As far as plans go I don't have a solid one since I based this one on a few different plans as well. It was a great plan but not properly executed. I am going to try the Pfitz plan I think but that peaks at 55, however, I plan on modifying some of the mid week long runs.

I'm not a smootie person either so I am sorry I can't be of help there.

Good 9 miler!

ShutUpandRun said...

She IS hot and I'm not a lesbian either. But I can appreciate an amazing bod. Good luck with choosing a training plan. I'm going to experiment with Hanson's next time. I don't do protein powder so can't comment on that.

SinGal said...

It's ok, I have a girl crush on Meagan Fox, she is beautiful.

Also I use ProLab advanced Whey. It is really good. I mix it in a fruit smoothie or my fave Chocolate Peanut Butter smoothie. Yummy.....speaking of......

X-Country2 said...

She is hot, and I promise her life is way more interesting than mine. I may start stalking her too. :o)

Missy said...

http://www.wheyproteinking.com/ this is a review site for whey protein, might have some helpful tips.

Those volleyball babes are totally hawt. They were out playing in Southbeach and I couldn't stop staring. Wish I was that good at something AND looked like that in a bikini.

Sarah said...

I'm the queen of stalking. And the key to that - is to NOT leave comments :) Then no one even knows you're lurking. haha. Funny!

Jamie said...

She's hot. You can definitely acknowledge that! And who doesn't stalk on Facebook?!?

Great job on a tough 9 and getting through this week. I use the runnersworld training schedule and it seems to work out well with a good mixture. I usually move things around though too based on my schedule.

jen said...

I've used Higdon and Pfitz and both are solid. I have no advice on protein powder though, sorry!

Too funny about the personal ad. :D

Great job on the long run.

Alisa said...

I've used Hal Higdon, the FIRST plan and Runner's World plans. I have liked elements of them all. My hubs in on Pfitz, I personally think that plan is insane but that's me.

Good job on the 9 miles!

seejessrun said...

I have some killer hills on my route as well. Totally did me in on my last long run.

I used the Boston Athletic Association plan last time. I liked it, but I might try another one next time. TBD. http://www.bostonmarathon.org/BostonMarathon/MarathonTraining.asp?training=rookieprogram

P.O.M. said...

I think for a training plan you hvae to find one that will work for you. All the ones I found online were too confusing and I think too much running (for me). Just pick what you like, mix it up, try it out and there ya go!

**I'll have before & after condo pics once I get more settled:)

joyRuN said...

There's no shame in that - Misty May Treanor is freakin' HOT!

I used my hub's p90x recovery protein drink after long runs. I'm running low, & need to find a cheaper substitute! I think it has creatine in it...