When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The heart of the difference is not ability or even talent, but desire
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
I haven't slept for 4 days with this stupid heat! We were ready for buying AC - and all stores ran out of them! Finally last night I slept on the floor next to the open door to the backyard and managed 4 hrs.
Anyhow, Monday I tried to take it easy with 10M and upper body/core gym thing in light of Tuesday track session. I am serious about speedwork! I pulled out Cougarbait's proposed sheet with various intervals that he promised (back in December) will make me a speed demon and studied them (finally). So he suggests to start with 1.5M trial for refference. I did it 3 times back in 2003 (yes, I am now keeping that log book close by) in 10:35. I was sure I won't break 11 min this time. So after 3 miles warm up off I went. It kept steady by every split, and luckily for me there was another girl doing 400m repeats. So when I was on my last lap, she passed me (again) and I tried to hang on to her - and did 10:56. It's OK, I hope I can lower it after 8 weeks.
I followed this with 6x800m (just 'cauz, so I won't waste this week on no intervals), all in 3:35. Last one slipped to 3:40, but I was dead tired with another 10 miles on my legs by then and my hamstrings definitely feel flatness and speed. I guess it's my Achilles heal.
I have a trail recovery run for an afternoon (please, let the temp cool off below 90!) and two more runs for tomorrow. Even though this might bring me into 50 M for the week, I won't have a long run, nor will I have it next week (same schedule with same travel days). Then I'll have one weekend left for a semi-long 3 hr half-taper run - and Waldo! I can say for sure I will be well rested:)
Oh, yes, the rooms are painted and look very pretty. We'll revisit all this house stuff later in August for more.
I can't believe Badwater webacst! It is slow, and makes me worried sick. Some dude already finished, but he had a 2 hr head-start on Jurek, so many people are on pins and needls. Will add later.
p.s. Yee-haa, Jurek won! 25:41! So very happy for him!
p.p.s. Lisa finished her one-way trip in a little over 49 hrs aftre battling stomach issues. She should be going back to Low point to complete a double.