Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 7.

Today was a bleh day. I had a great morning at church, and had a really nice lunch with the family. We ate a really nice italian restaurant. The pasta was gonna be a good push of carbs for my long run for the day. Afterwards we chilled at home, and my day started to drag at this point...nothing was really going on, and I was just in a bleh mood. We went out to get some frozen yogurt with the family, but I didn't get any cause I was already feeling guilty this weekend. So I just chilled and chatted with the family, and played with my little baby cousin. Came home and just vegged out for a while, waiting for the heat to go away before I went out to run. We got a little bit of rain, which just upped the humidity and didn't help the heat at all. I was nearly convinced to just run my 7 miles on a treadmill, but when it came down to it, I couldn't find a DVD to watch while I was running, so I decided to just go for the outside run.

I went to the paths down at the YMCA. It was like in the 90's out there, and the humidity had to be like 75-80%. It was terrible. And on top of that, I grabbed the wrong Under Armor shirt, I have two that are identical, but one is made for working in the cold so you stay warm, and the other is for working in hot to cool you off. I grabbed the stay warm one...big mistake. I was sweating so bad out there, and it really affected my performance. I couldn't even finish my usual mile warmup before stretching. But after I got warmed up and stretched out, this really cute girl started stretching near me, so when she took off up the path, I was like "What the heck" and I paced with her. We chit chatted a little bit, and it turns out she's running the same half marathon as me. We chatted about running, and such, and before I knew it we had done the two mile path. I didn't even feel it. It was pretty awesome. But she had to get going, that was all she had done for the day, so I still had 4 more miles to go. So I tackled the next mile, and it was miserable. I walked more than I ran that time. After I walked most of that mile, I was beating myself up, so I ran the 1.65 mile path pretty solid, and then reached the entrance to the 2 mile path again. I ran about a mile and a quarter of it, and walked about 3/4 of it to finish and cool down. So all in all I did 7.65 miles today. Thats a little bit past where I was supposed to go which made me feel pretty good. All in all a decent day. Looking forward to resting and light stretching tomorrow!

10 comments:

  1. You got to go out to eat. Lucky. I've been stuck at home sick all day... I envy you.

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  2. Considering that you're wearing gear that actually SCREWS you over and considering the day you've had, you're setting a very good pattern there m'man!

    Competitively speaking YOU ARE NOW AHEAD OF THAT CUTE CHICA SINCE SHE DID NOT RUN AS MUCH AS YOU! (I know, I know, marathons aren't about who wins or loses)

    And hey, do I smell fate in the air? Eh? Eh? Nudge with the elbow, nudge with the elbow!

    Wait, you DID get her number, right?

    Bah, just find the path you were on and try it again!

    I'M JUST SAYIN', MANG!

    Still, all in all a GREAT day from the sound of it!

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  3. Lunches with family are the bests, expecially in italian restaurants. :D

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  4. should have gotten the girl's number, then it would have been an excellent day.

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  5. Great to heat that your making progress! Enjoy the stretching and you'll get the marathon in no time!

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  6. 7.65 miles is great! Keep it up!

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  7. yeah! i love your posts, they are really interesting!

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  8. Good to hear you didn't let the weather get the best of you. Keep it up man and eventually it will not feel like such a drag. I would recommend trying to get other people to run with you that way you always have some company, cause like you said chit chatting with the other jogger made the 2 mile run seem like nothing. Its always good to have someone else training with you.

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