Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Speed Work?

I wish today would have been the marathon!  (except for the weather, a little sun would be nice!)  I felt so good and it didn't even seem hard to run today!  I wish I knew what made some days easier than others so that I could plan my race days around that!  I did 400 meters 6 times followed by a 400 meter recovery.  It was about 4 miles and I could have kept going other than I know I'm not supposed to this week and I didn't have time anyway!  I think I might go a little stir crazy this week.  I looked at Thursday's workout...3 miles at my planned marathon pace!  That it!  I need to think of some things to keep me busy this week or I may just go crazy!  I do need to rearrange some stuff on my i pod and calculate my calorie needs for this weekends carbo loading, maybe clean out some closets, and work on Logan's quilt, clean out the storage room....so maybe I don't need to think of things!  

I watched the news Sunday night and they had a couple stories about the Salt Lake Marathon and I got REALLY nervous!  My stomach was churning like the butterflies were on a sugar high and at the same time, I was excited!  I had a really hard time going to sleep and just calming myself down.  

Yesterday I talked to my friend Sherri, (the one who got me into this mess in the first place) and she got her dates mixed up and actually could have run it with me.  AHHHHHHH!!!!!  (that doesn't even begin to describe it!)  So now I'm the one trying to talk her into signing up before the deadline.  She's driving me down there, she has to do a run anyway that day, she might as well do it there!  So after talking to her for a while about training stuff, I settled down a little and slept well last night.  
After my workout I did upper body weights and abs.  Don't know if I'll try and do them on Thursday or just lay off until next week.  It's coming!!!!!


Jodi said...

How about adding one more thing to your list? Let's go out to lunch tomorrow! Let me know what you think! Maybe that will help relieve some of the jitters. lol

BPacker said...

Jen I saw a special on the Boston Marathon last night and I thought of you. I know SLC is coming up soon. In reading your blog I can tell how excited and scared you are at the same time. I just wanted to say good luck and I am so impressed by your log. You have worked so hard and it will be a great run!!! Thanks for all the motivating thoughts.

Lindsay S said...

Thanks for the comment! Its always nice to connect with more runners. The more support and advise the better. We'll keep in touch. Good luck and talk to you soon!

Jodi said...

I really need to learn how to widen my blog width. My running blog is driving me crazy it's so dang skinny! Let me know if it's somethign you can walk me through on here or if you need to show me in person! Thanks!!!!

The Hoyt's said...

you go girl!! Good luck for your marathon... Yes you can add my blog to yours,however i may not be putting much more on there I am thinking i may have to change it to a biking blog im so bummed I was really getting excited on this running stuff..