During that time I had another mile tempo, also unplanned, as in the middle of the run I heard steps behind me and tried hard to hold that person off, and after 5 min or so a woman passed me eventually, after what I was trying to hold on to her pace for another 5 min or so. It turned out to be a beautiful break with a sun shining, and we all reunited and walked back home.
Isn't my Marshall Park gorgeous?!
At home Oleg tortured me with 30 min CrossFit and 45 min stationary bike, and later we went shopping for holidays. We are having a housewarming party on Friday, gotta cook lots, and then friends for New Year celebration.
On Wed I ran to work again, what was slow and sluggish. Oleg truly believes if you don't feel like crap after a workout and don't hurt - it was a waste of time. I guess Tuesday wasn't:) I had to make myself to stick with the plan and go for track repeats on Thursday morning. It was foggy and frosty. I ran through 5x400m as a start of a program I am trying to do. I was also thinking of joining some running club for fun and push on a track - may be Red Lizards? They are quite local for me, a few miles away, and Tuesday night would work (Stephen's boxing is Mon-Wed-Fri). I almost feel I need to prepare before I even join them:)
I had more adjustment for a 2007 race schedule (aren't you tired?). Thanks to Scott, I think I'll stick with Silver State 50M in May. Besides his promise to put my mug picture on a nation-wide known blog (who wouldn't want that?), there are few more things. The race itself is cheaper by $30, no car rental/gas needed, and yes, it is still tougher than Bishop. Why in the world do I want to go for it? I have no idea. Kind of set my mind. The climbs and descends are must steeper and rockier at SS. Kick my ass race. Well, after Zane Grey, I figured, I'll be ready for rocks.
The Sunsweet Festival put on by Alan and Bev Abbs last year in OR first got moved to June 2-3, and then they said they are cancelling it alltogether - both of them are in WS100 and will be getting into best shape for it. Bummer, it looked so good at that time and location! Need a 50k on this weekend, ideas? Local.
Scott also gave me an idea to run Cool 12 hr night trail run. As he said in his post, and as I thought to myself when heard first time Scott Jurek talking about roads and track events, may be I should try and get out of my comfort zone and try new things. I've done a timed event once - 6 hr on 1.7 M road loop in NYC, and I survived...though I didn't know much about trails back then. Anyway, Cool 12hr (yes, it's as many loops as you can in 12 hrs, loops are 9M on single-track trails, I suspect last couple of hours we'll be moved to a smaller loop) seems to fall nicely between my RD duties and GT100. What means I am not running Waldo 100km, most likely pacing Theresa, as promised.
It is definitely fun to plan and dream...and there are so many races in the country, I keep jumping at every opportunity to check a new place. I hope it will never stop.
Now to a sad part of our broadcast. I seem to enquire some new injury. It started last Sunday after that fell over a wire on a 12M road run. It felt like a shooting pain down on the outside of my left fibula, and every time it shot, the leg weakened, almost like ready to collapse under me feeling. It was fine on trail runs, but then on my way (run) to work yesterday it was very bad and felt kind of along ITB. At the same time (not that I am an expert in ITB injuries, I only had a mild case) that weak feeling was new and scary. It continued plaguing me today on the run and after as well. Any ideas? I am not sure what to do with the long run, a no-pain trail venture gives me hope, but I surely don’t want to make it worse.
And finally, some stuff I found through somebody else – really don’t like these things, but when boredom strikes, playing it comes handy.
|Your Personality Cluster is Extraverted Thinking|
Organized and logical - a master at puzzles
Competitive in almost any arena of life
Objective when necessary, but passionate about what you truly love
Intolerant of excuses and incompetence