Friday, February 01, 2008

Five on Friday

Friday 5.0 miles/44:58/9:00 average pace

Got up with Zach this morning and ran on the Iron Horse Trail as the sun came up. It had rained overnight and was really cold. The run felt really easy- my legs are feel super great lately.

Lost was very good last night- they didn't reveal that much but they never do... but there were some interesting moments. Can't wait to see next week's episode!

This morning I weighed myself and although I lost 0 pounds this week I am down 8 pounds total and I'm really happy with that! I will be eating more as I run more, so I don't plan on losing any more weight, and I don't think I really need to either. It's going to be a challenge to keep eating good though- I usually take my mileage as a blank check to eat all kinds of crap and that is not ok. So my new goal is "maintenance" instead of my usual marathon training gain.

So, even though I am feeling really good about marathon training and I'm excited to go back to Boston, I've been thinking a lot the last couple days about the rest of my year and doing some Tris. I have only registered for the one sprint tri in June, but I'm looking at a few more including some longer ones. I'm going to start swimming more and maybe spinning once a week so that after Boston I'm ready to go right into Tri training. I also need to get a new bike, which will hopefully happen in May or so. I can't wait!!

I've got 13 miles tomorrow and I think I'm going to call a re-match with the trail that OWNED ME on week one of my training last fall. That's right, Lafayette-Moraga Trail! It's on.

Ok in taking this metaphor one step too far, I actually read about dueling on wikipedia and it's pretty interesting! ha ha. Pretty applicable here too, I'd say.

"The duel usually developed out of the desire of one party (the challenger) to redress a perceived insult to his honor."



Judi said...

I usually take my mileage as a blank check to eat all kinds of crap >>>>


I do the same thing and then wonder why I am not skinny from running so much. LOL.

Go for a OLY tri. You will love love love it.

P.O.M. said...

Kick that trails' a$$!

Maintence has been really hard for me. I go up and down still. Right when I think I'm comfortable, I realized I've gained back 10. Then it's back to trying to lose again. Constant battle for me.

RunnerGirl said...

Oh, I can't wait for next week's Lost. Its like the moment its over I need another episode!

Michele said...

I am the same way about my eating. I use the "I just ran 10 miles, I deserve to eat this BAG of cookies". It is a fight for me.

Go kick that trails a$$.

Zach said...

Good run this morning - thanks for getting me up and out the door.

Looking forward to seeing Chris Botti w/ you this weekend.

Ewen said...

I'm looking forward to reading about the duel Jen. I hope it's in the sun, and you win.

Fran said...

yes. need more lost. Not sure how they're going to cram an entire season into the 8 or so episodes they've filmed, but hopefully this will mean they will answer more questions.

ShirleyPerly said...

Good luck on your 13-miler. I think cycling and swimming after Boston will be a great way to recover quick and stay motivated for your next challenge. Look forward to seeing what bike you decide to get!

Bob Gentile said...

I hope u kicked that trails asssssss...and way to go on the weight loss. Maintain sounds like a good plan as u increase ur miles going into Boston

Petraruns said...

Can't wait to see who won that duel - it's got to be you! your attitude is wonderful and it sounds like you're taking charge to make sure you enjoy your training more this year - well done!

On another note - I'm coming to the bay area in April - are you around then? Send me an e-mail and maybe we can meet up (maybe with Maritza as well) and jointly kick some butt on a trail? I'm at

Gotta Run said...

Your weightloss is awesome!! not a easy thing to do. Food is wonderful but the healthier the best. I have been killing some fruit here lately myself. Pears...yum!!!!

So how was the 13??

jahowie said...

I hope that you showed that trail who it is messing with!! :-)

Marathon Maritza said...

Hope it went well!!! Hope you kicked the trail's behind!!!

How did Zach's half go?