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.
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!!