Monday, March 31, 2008

unplanned days off make me crabby...

3/29 - 6.75 miles, including 4 x Copeland St hill loop @ threshold pace...despite one of the most absurdly drunken nights i've had in quite awhile on friday, this amazingly felt pretty good!

3/30 - woke up feeling like absolute CRAP...stuffy nose, sore throat, headache...the works. had to go to dance rehearsal all day but running was definitely not an :(

3/31 - 4 x 1000 @ interval pace - 3:53, 3:53, 3:51, 3:49...pretty damn good workout!! i actually was considering not even going since i felt a bit under the weather still today, but i never would have expected to drop time on the last couple! its weird...part of me feels like the workouts this year haven't been as hard as last year, but then i think about it and i realize that maybe they're not any easier, they're just different. not to mention i'm training for a different event, so i guess that changes things too. part of me thinks i should stop being such a lazyass and do the long runs on sundays, but as i look back at my training journal from last year i realize i didn't really do them then either...maybe next sunday if i'm not lame.

also, shoutout of the day goes to the guys rugby coach...the girls were nowhere to be found today, but this guy looked out for us the entire time, made sure the guys didn't go if we were coming, and told them to go to the outside or inside of, sir, are an inspiration to millions.

Friday, March 28, 2008

week of 3/24-3/28

monday -
1.5 mile warmup
1200 @ 4:39
2 x 1000 @ 3:58, 3:50
1200 @ 4:36
1.5 mile cooldown
total mileage: 6

tuesday -
cemetary loop (5 miles) with nicole

wednesday -
1.5 mile warmup
2 x 600 @ 2:09, 2:04 w/ 600 jog
2 x 400 @ 79, 78 w/ 400 recovery
2 x 300 @ 58, 56 w/ 300 recovery
3 x 200 @ 34, 33, 33 w/ 200 recovery
1.6 mile cooldown
total mileage: 7.1

thursday -
vilas park loop to arb + to biochem and back (5.75 miles) w/ nicole

friday -

i'll probably post more detailed commentary on workouts in the future, but right now i'm at work, i need to go to class in 5 minutes, and i'm just too lazy. i'm glad we didn't get the forecasted snow yesterday and am very much looking forward to the time when i can consistently run outside in shorts and a long sleeved shirt...yes please!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

an open letter to the women's rugby team

dear rugby players,
i have had the opportunity to see you every monday and wednesday for the past 4 months or so at the indoor track. i am sure rugby is a very difficult sport and i'm well aware of the fact that many of you could most likely destroy me if given the opportunity. however, while i'm sure being a rugby player makes you many things, there is one thing you are most definitely not: runners. don't get me wrong, i realize that the track is open to everyone, fast and slow. however, if you are going to run one lap at a slower pace than i'm running six, then i have one thing to say to you: get the HELL out of lane 1. see the sign on the wall? it says lanes 1 and 2: SPEEDwork. i know you think what you're doing is considered speedy because its short, but i hate to break it to you, a 55 second 200 in no way resembles speed. and if you must take over this lane because you are so entirely convinced that you are such incredibly fast athletes, i have some more news for you: don't jump in 5 seconds before a bunch of people who you KNOW are going to pass you are about to start their interval. frankly, having to weave around 9 of you as you whine about how much pain you're in really doesn't make a 1200 repetition any easier. and while witnessing your "trail of tears" hike around the outer lanes of the track, clutching your water bottles after your strenuous 400-200-100 ladder, is moderately entertaining, it just doesn't make up for the fact that you are a pain in the ass to deal with on the track. so in closing, either get faster, or get out of my way.
yours truly,
the wtc milers

[with the demise of, i'm most likely going to start my training blog/log up again...and i just felt that this rant would be a good way to start :)]