Tuesday, November 9, 2010

two weeks to gobbler grind.

I'm feeling wholly uninspired the past few days to blahg. But, per usual, I'm posting this so I can come back and see what I did right, and what I did wrong, just in case Gobbler Grind turns out in my favor.

Last weeks runnings went just okay, I didn't run the five days that I wanted to. Things come up, life and work get in the way. And sometimes for me sleep and rest just plain have to win so the ugly beast inside doesn't rear it's ugly head. The good news is that I got my 12 miler in on "hills," and my speedwork once again was spot on and I felt great afterwards. The injury-free fairy is blessing me lately. I'm still skeptical, but enjoying it.

As for this week, I plan to run hard. Including a round at the Graveyard Hill (creepy) near my house tonight. I'm only doing it because I insisted a friend join me, I refuse to do that sucker alone. It's creepy, I'll take photographic evidence tonight. I also plan to do my last (for GG training anyway) and longest speedwork session on Thursday. And also hope that my sinus' have mercy on my plans, so far this week they aren't.

Week of November 1 Training:
Monday = Nothing
Tuesday = 4 miles and yoga
Wednesday = 6 miles (4 with the group)
Thursday = Nothing
Friday = 7 mile tempo with 5 @ 8:13 (success!)
Saturday = Nothing
Sunday = 12 miles at 9:16 (i'm trying to keep my long runs under 9:30s, so far it's working)

I didn't run as many miles as I wanted last week, but I feet like what I did was mostly quality. Right now I'll take quality over quantity. I usually don't post my times either, but I'm working on speed, so I'm putting it out there for my own sake. It's good for me to put it out there! I just need to grow a pair really. I've spent so long being so careful and paranoid, it feels good to let loose and just RUN now. Without worrying about it.

Speaking of speed, I mentioned a few posts back that I have a goal for this year. I'll go ahead and put it out there while I'm at it.

My goal is to PR in every race distance (that i typically run) in 2010: 5k, 8k, 10k, half and full marathons. So far I have an 8k (my only), 10k and marathon PR. All I have left is a 5k (i have my eye on one in december) and the half marathon. It would be pretty sweet, after a horrible two years of running in 2008 and 2009 and even part of 2010, to meet that goal. So wish me luck!

Side rants complete. Feel free to now carry on with your day.


Indi said...

You've got GG in the bag!! and I bet that 5k falls in line in December.
can't wait to see you!!

teacherwoman said...

you're training looks great!

Marlene said...

Looking good with the training! Definitely share some pics of the graveyard run!

Anonymous said...

You can do it!!!!!

Mark said...

Sheesh...you're still putting up better numbers than me after marathon training. One of these days I'll get back to it!

Unknown said...

i think your training looks great. and best wishes hitting those PR goals

Questionably Texan said...

Graveyard Hill? There are hills in Wichita?
Sounds like this round of training has been going quite well for you. Enjoy the GG. I may come out and spectate - depends if I can motivate myself to get out of bed on time.

Lindsay said...

mileage looks like a good effort to me! graveyard running... i hope you're not doing this in the dark!

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