30 weeks of Marathon training.

just a spot to write about the next 30 weeks….of running.

Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Friday

Cold Wet….not too fun.   This is the pool at the end of my swim.  In the beginning it was too dark to take a photo.  The weather today was rotten.  The temperature was not impressive at about 48, but the gloom, the cold rain plopping down and the cutting wind really took a toll. …

Continue reading

Thursdays Speed day.

Today was difficult. I ordered funeral flowers for my Grandmother’s service. This is a rather mundane task, but it took on some significance to me.  In about 2008 my Grandma moved from her home to assisted living.  Once someone moves into one of those apartments, they really never need knick knacks, etc.  So…I started to …

Continue reading

Wednesday’s child

Whoa…. Wednesday was Cray Cray. If you see my other blog, you know my Grandma has passed away. Here is Grandma and I in 2006, As you can see I was letting my ‘fro flag fly.  Grandma wasn’t.   I will miss my Grandma. She reached the age of 96, in good health except for …

Continue reading

Tuesday…

Well,  Tuesday was a little bit boring… I swam a little over a mile. To save myself some time I did it in the morning, so I could do some weights training in the afternoon.   I am pleased to report, even in the kind of dank dark environment of the morning, I didn’t have …

Continue reading

Monday Mood Lifter.

I awoke today feeling slightly better than the entire weekend.  Whew! I got my plan Sunday night, and also a separate “joke” email from my coach, so that actually cheered me up a little bit.  Part of me still didn’t want much to workout and most of me really did not want to go to …

Continue reading

“long run” Sunday

Everyone I know, pretty much ran the new Marathon and half Marathon in Celebration Florida today.  Seems people had a good time, at least from Facebook. I ran 5 miles out on the trusty West Orange Trail. I had not charged my Garmin, so I ended up having to run with Runtastic.  It was a …

Continue reading

Saturday Exhaustion

Another foul mood. I am feeling stress from my job.  Right now, I do not enjoy going to work.  I would like a different situation, but I’m not really one to give up.  I do want to though.  I have not put my finger on what exactly is making me so unhappy about my work, …

Continue reading

Friday Loose end

So UGH.  Friday. I really hated work on Friday. There are too many issues going on at work and I feel I barely have a handle on anything. Everything I touch gets messier and messier, and at times I feel like I want to throttle my direct main supervisor, who is great at a distance, …

Continue reading

Speed work revisited.

I was a little surprised to see speed work suddenly show up on my plan. Now… It was not like my typical 800 meter repeats.  It was just some 400’s  but I recognized it as speed work just the same. I think when done correctly 400’s can be tough…but for me the 800 is always …

Continue reading

Wednesday…banished the grumpies.

Wow.  It was BRISK this morning. 38 degrees. I was pretty darn snug in my bed.   Seriously.  I felt like a toasty cinnamon bun.  I wanted to sleep more, but I was awake.  I had had a very realistic, yet insane dream and I spent my first 10 minutes of awake time, laying in …

Continue reading