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3rd at Country Music (half) Marathon

Thursday:AM: 50min run
Friday:AM:40min jog, drive to Nashville for the CMMarathon
Saturday:AM: 2.5mile w/u, 13.1 mile race 1:26.01 (ouch!) for 3rd, 30min walk/jog c/d
Sunday:AM: 30min easy
Monday:AM: 35min easy
Tuesday:AM: 60min relaxed (8)

{sound of a bomb dropping}...
Well sooo country music did not go over as well as I would have liked. Before the race they kept us in corrals for like 20 minutes while the tempature progressively got hotter and the people beside me progressively got stinkier. The race was hot, miserable, and I was dead by 3 miles. I went out to hard and decided to slow down..and then I just stayed slow.

The high light of my race was when a women in 4th place caught up with me with a mile to go, and I ended up beating her by over 40 seconds...must have been a monster of a kick.

SO what did we learn...we learnt to never try to run half marathons after march in the south. We also learnt that 3 halves ina month and a half is to much, we learnt that 3 months of race prep for the …

Sleepy

Wednesday: AM:3miles relaxed
PM:17min w/u 12min c/d, 10min, 6min, 4min, 2min at half marathon pace
I think I was about 6:10-6:15 at the mile in the 10min segment and felt pretty good, the 6min segment was to fast, in the high 5:50's..4min was fine...2min I ran on the track instead, a 600 in 1:58. then I was spent actually.

Been sleeping alot lately. must be the weather, its getting pretty hot here...mississippi in the summer is miserable....but some reason i cant leave this place.

4 days out from Nashville

Monday: AM: 10miles in 1:10:07, w/ 4 miles at relaxed tempo in the middle (6:49, 6:41, 6:40, 6:24) went out very relaxed for the first few miles, then tried to pick up the pace after 6.
Tuesday: AM: 5omin easy run

really taking it easy this week. I am in my last 2 weeks as a student EVER as I will be graduating with my masters on May 2nd. Even though I have been finished with the MBA for a semester, I am still completing the classes for my minors in marketing and sports administration.

only 4 days away from Nashville. Getting pretty excited...starting to feel pretty good with this taperish week.

Tempo

Friday: AM:50min run PM:30min run
Saturday: AM: 16min w/u, 20min c/d
6mile tempo (broken into 2X3miles w/2min recovery)
18:12, 17:27 total of 35:39 for 6 miles

felt a little sluggish for the first 3, felt much better on the second 3, but my hip was pretty tight at 4 miles. just tried to do what ever i could to keep it from locking up. Over all, it was an enjoyable workout. Simone and I ran together, it was a good change from running solo.

Sunday: pm:50min(like a snail)-guess I am trying to taper a little bit for Nashville on saturday. I dont know whats wrong with me, but I want to sleep all the time...

Bulldog Miles

Am: 2mile shakeout (because I was working out before noon)
Mid-AM: 2mile w/u 1mile c/d (ran out of time for more miles)
Bulldog miles 5k pace workout (on road-mugshots+sanderson)
4X300m w/100m jog
2x800m 90sec-2min rest
1x1609m 3min rest
2x800m w/ 90sec-2min rest
4x300m w/100m jog

60,62,60,60, 2:41, 2:41, 5:21, 2:37, 2:39, 59, 58, 58, 58

decent workout for me. The last two 800's we usually run on mugshots but there was crazy traffic and I was getting freaked out, so we went straight out on the sanderson loop. I was really nto looking forward to that, because last time I ran a workout on the sanderson loop I could not even run 6min pace (its really hilly). But, its a good workout to do to get ready for Nashville.
This workout was 20seconds faster than the last time I did it. It could have been about 25 seconds faster, if I would have run the mile alot smarter, and the last two 800's on mugshots...but I will take 20 seconds.

Nice warm day for a workout.

Mid week...not much

Monday: AM: 15miles, with the middle 11 at a nice pace.
7:33,6:46, 6:53, 6:55, 7:09, 6:46, 6:58,6:52, 6:41, 6:59, 7:10, 7:04(exited on to the track to drop simone off), the last three miles were slow and relaxed at 7:30.
Tuesday: AM: 38min easy (? forgot to start watch) PM:20min easy
Wednesday: PM: 9.5 miles in 71min (5 with Houston in 36min, 4.5 with the womens team)

Its been a busy week. I have accepted a new job that starts May 5th, and I have alot going on this week. Tryoing to reduce my miledge a little bit for Nashville next weekend.

Not much time to write...Bones is on.

Easter

Friday:AM:50min run (skipped the afternoon run)
Saturday: AM:2mile w/u 8 mile tempo on campus loop in 49:10 3mile c/d
Sunday:am:55min and stretch

Yesterdays workout was good through 6, but my hip cramped really bad on 7 and 8 and i lost cordination again and could barely get my leg to work. i was angry, but I felt like it was starting to loosen up again, and may have been alot looser on mile 9. maybe not though. I felt really good through six, so without the cramp i knew i could maintain. I have not been doing my exercises so its partly my fault. 6:01, 6:07, 6:03, 6:05, 6:11, 6:07, 6:13, 6:20

i was really suppose to do this workout at 6:15, which would be goal half marathon pace but that felt to slow. maybe if i would have stayed at 6:15 i would not have cramped up? hmm.
(the picture is SEC conference meet junior year, thats me in the Mstate with #1 as my hip number)

Big decisions ahead...

AM:2-3mile warm up, 4x1 mile at 5-10k pace w/4min rest, 2 mile cooldown
on the mugshots loop from the middle-yeah Houstons trying to make it harder on me (goal was sub 5:30 on the fast miles, sub 5:35 on the slow miles)
5:35, 5:15, 5:34, 5:28

I was a little disappointed after this workout...I had traffic on the first one so I had to slow down throught the lights. I also want the run better on the 3rd one..even though it is almost completely up hill.

I have had a really rouhg week. I cant eat sleep or stop shaking. I have had 4 job interviews this week, and three offers. I am a little relieved that I do not have to go to any more interviews, as I have had 15 this semester.
I really have to sit down and decide what I want to do. I know where I want to be and what job I want, but I need to really look at the long term plan.
I know whats going to make me happy. Now I just have to call 10 otehr people and tell them I am not interested. Not looking forward to it but all in all thats a pretty good…

Busy Week

Monday: AM: 26min PM:36min
Tuesday: Am:30min (4) PM: 58min (8)

today was suppose to be mile repeats, but I had to drive to jackson today and did not get back till later, so I am pushing that till tomorrow.

Cant wait till tomorrow afternoon. Im tired already.

In other news, I talked to some out at the Country Music Marathon in Nashville on the 25th...so now I AM RUNNING COUNTRY MUSIC!

Really overly excited. guess we are scrapping the 10k stuff.

Never OVERestimated your competition

Saturday: AM:2mile w/u 2mile c/d 5k in 17:35~17:45 (had to estimate with mapmyrun.com and my GPS, because I was lead almost 1 mile off course..and I still won..interesting.)
PM:26min jog
Sunday: 50min run, + M.E's workout (she had a 1200m timetrial, a hard 400, and some 150's)
Monday: AM:16.0 miles in 1:52.10 (not sure about the seconds)

So Saturday was an experience...I decided not to drive to New Orleans to race....(only to look at the results to find the race was won in 18:24 which is 24 seconds slower than I ran there last year and about 50 seconds slower than I probably would have run this year (kiss $1000 good bye))...but I had a short tempo on schedule, and decided to jump in a local road race. I ended up leading from the gun, not a single male around to help the pace. The police car lead me for about 16min, when it just left. I had no idea I was only 400m from the finish...but I was lead the wrong way. Yeah, not like a few hundred meters or anything...a freakin mile!
1 mile…

2 Halfs, 2 weeks, 2 2nd place finishes, No New Orleans this weekend..

AM:9miles in 65min w/ 4X20sec strides during last mile
PM:20min jog (why, because I was bored...)

Finally, here are the results from knoxville: http://www.milliseconds.com/participants/final_list/division/75739
So I didnt really want to drive the 5 hours to New Orleans this weekend. I am not to tired from Germantown and Knoxville, but those were both fabulous performances for me and I just dont want to end up hurt in a month...like the last two years. I think this year I want to make it to Canadian National Cross, everything I do must be about that race. I want to finish on a good note before I get pregnant...or swith to the marathon...because that seems to be the direction I am heading.

I am trying to get into the Nashville country music half marathon on the 25th, I am going to forgo running the mississippi race series and focus on some bigger races and running some fast times.
I may not make as much oney on the roads this year...but Im going to have a real job again in a few weeks, so n…

Half marathon recovery week

Monday: AM:35min elliptical + weights
Tuesday: AM:55min easy
Wednesday: AM:2miles PM:65min easy
Thursday: AM: 30min PM: 2mile w/u, 2-3 mile c/d 6x800m w/2min recovery on mugshots(from the middle)
2:40, 2:45, 2:36, 2:33, 2:42, 2:42 (from the middle, 2, 5, 6 would be up hill)

Todays workout went fairly well, seeing as I am just 4 days recovery from my half marathon. I am a little frustrated about the race because I ran 10 miles solo. There was a pack about 40 secounds a head that I really should have caught by about mile 10, but it would have taken alot.

I just had way to much at the finish. I recovered way to fast.

Today the workout felt pretty relaxed. I was suppose to do between 6 and 8, and decided that today was not the day to empty the tank. Now I need to decide what I am going to do about the weekend, and if I am going to stay or travel to NO for the bridge run I did last year. We will see.

Its past 10 and I have had an extremely busy week. Im out.