Friday, February 29, 2008

Life is Good


First of all, thanks SO much for all the well-wishes for Zach! :) He is recovering and feeling better every hour. He was feeling pretty rough all day Wednesday, but by that night he was able to get up and walk around the apartment for a couple minutes, and was able to eat a smoothie I made. Then yesterday he was feeling even better, walked around a few times, ate more smoothies. He's on his own today at home watching movies and reading. Hopefully this weekend he'll be able to get outside for a short walk or something, I know he's starting to get pretty bored.
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I did get out for my medium long run yesterday, and it was WARM.
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Thursday 12.0 miles/1:49:55/9:10 average pace
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The weather has really warmed up here lately, and I am soooo not used to it. It was probably 70 degrees, but it felt like 80+ to my non-acclimated body. I had a bottle of water but ran out with a few miles to go, so I finished feeling pretty dehydrated and my legs were heavy. After lots of water and gatorade and lunch I felt better. I tackled one big hill on the run that is 1/2 mile long and felt good about that.
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Friday 5.0 miles/43:34/8:43 average pace
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Back to work today, so I got up and was running by 6:30. It was beautiful out- about 50 degrees, clear skies, a little ground fog, and signs of spring everywhere. I felt very strong and ran a bit faster every mile- from 9:11 for the first mile to 8:10 for the last. I tried not to push too hard since I will be running 18 miles tomorrow, and I'm not used to 3 consecutive days of running. But I feel good now, and I will take special care to hydrate and eat well today in preparation. I will also try to get out earlier to beat the heat.
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Have a great weekend everyone!

8 comments:

Judi said...

Nice pace Jen! Glad your man is feeling better. He's is probably going to milk it though, ya know?

jahowie said...

Sounds like great weather!! Send some our way will ya?!?! We got another 5 inches of snow today. I'm glad that Zach is doing well. Have a great weekend!!

Gotta Run said...

You are taking care of your man just fine! Smoothie are a great way to do it!

Nice mid week run. You are just getting stronger and stronger.

not sure I am ready for warmer temps just yet. The summers here are a real killer!!

Ewen said...

That's good. At least he's not fishing for too much sympathy ;)

Signs of autumn everywhere down here - love the change of seasons. I hope your 18 miler goes well. I agree with Pfitzinger about the strides at the end of easy runs - if anything, it's more important to do the strides part of the session and forget the run ;)

TJ said...

Seems lots of folks are sick these days. Glac Z is on the road to recovery.
Enjoy the 18 miler.

Petraruns said...

Nice workouts there Jen - you're working it and not killing yourself so all's going well. Thrilled that Zach is doing better now. Keep it up and I'm sure he'll be back at it shortly!

21stCenturyMom said...

I love this weather!!

Happy mending to Zach.

The 311 Boys Mom said...

I'm jsut catchin up. I hope he's gettign better quick!!

My dad had that & went to work that night. btu my dad doesn't listen to Dr's or go very often for that matter. But he was helping us move in our house within in 10 days (with Dr approval-my mom checked)

Glad to hear he's doing better