Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ummm

…I was really bad this morning…I mean really bad…I was going to get up and run 10 mile tempo run, but I talked myself out of it. I let the alarm go off and was awake, but chose to go back to sleep for another hour and was then going to get up and run a fast 5 miles. Nope, didn’t do that either. I got up, put my contacts in, got my GPS going, and then crawled back into bed for 2 more snoozes. I feel like crap of course because of it. I'm used to a morning workout of some kind and not doing one throws off my system. I’m running after work, still not sure how long or how far though. After work I’m getting involved in a research study. I am an MDRA member (Minnesota Distance Running Association) and as a member I get RunMinnesota magazine bi-monthly…last month’s I actually read, on-time and everything and they had a thing in there looking for subjects. It’s a distance running study on women and to qualify you had to be 22-35 or something like that, run 35 or more miles a week and I think that was about it. I meet these qualifications so I contacted them. It is a bone density study and this is something I’m interested in as some research seems to show running as building bones and some says that women need more calcium when running…Anyway, I go in for a bone density scan and questions being asked tonight. It’s at the University of Minnesota, which shouldn’t take me TOO long to get to if I leave early enough from work, and then I’m probably going to run somewhere around there just so I can save time and let traffic calm down before I head home. I also get a Target Gift Card for participating so that’s cool too. Now just trying to figure out miles for today…I planned on doing 10, 6 at 8:00 or faster pace. Now I’m thinking I’ll go about 8, probably the same plan though for pace, then tomorrow I’ll run maybe 6 instead of just the 5 I was going to do, and maybe I’ll even run a bit on Sunday just to recover from the long run and take Monday off…next week is a cutback week anyway. I’d just like to be close to 60 this week because next week is a bit of a cutback and the week after is my half, wow, already, and then I’m gearing up for the last hard cycle before the marathon…

3 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Hang in there, girlie. I did not want to wake up this morning too, but I knew that I had to. It was perfect sleeping weather.

Good luck on your run today.

Kurt said...

DG, sounds like your just worn out. The sleep probably is what you needed.

Good luck and let me know how the 60 mile goes. I will be close to that this week myself and feel tired.

Danielle said...

Yeah, it's been a bad week, that started with that no sleep on Sunday night, then not to bed early enough any night this week. I did get a decent on in this morning that I'll blog later.

I'm hoping to be close to 60...and should get there...if nothing else I'll top at 55, which is still good. I want the higher mileage though since next week is a cut back week...and I defintiely need it.