Monday, February 25, 2008

Rained out

The rain cancelled our flight and our trip to Phoenix this weekend. Luckily we found this out before we left for the airport and Southwest made it easy to reschedule our trip for later this spring. Still, bummer.

It really started raining Thursday night, so my Friday morning run was a soaker:

Friday 5.0 miles/43:20/8:40 average pace

I got wet but felt great. Once I was warmed up I felt really light and fast! I ran my last mile in 7:51.

Saturday 17.0 miles/2:37:37/8:41 average pace

Luckily the storm waited until the afternoon to arrive so I ran under cloudy skies but stayed dry. I ran along the Alameda Creek Trail in Fremont and listened to some Jack London stories on my iPod. It was about 50 degrees so I ran in shorts, a tank top, and light gloves. The pace felt really easy and I was just cruising along. I had a little headwind on the way back but kept my pace really even the whole time (8:30-8:50). My last mile was 8:05. :)

After my run Saturday, and all day yesterday I did nothing at all. Actually I busted out my "Teach yourself to crochet" kit and took another stab at teaching myself to crochet. It actually went pretty well! I made a few garments for my cat which he loved. ;) (pictures to come) It turned out to be a quiet weekend due to the last-minute change of plans but it was nice.

TOTAL miles for last week: 44

plus 2500 m swim and 1 weight session

Here's my schedule for this week:

Monday: 5 miles Easy

Tuesday: xt

Wednesday: 11 miles (6 miles Tempo)

Thursday: xt

Friday: 5 miles Easy

Saturday: 18 miles Long

Sunday: rest/xt

total scheduled: 39

I might try to do my Tempo run tonight with Zach since it's easier to run fast with him, then I'd just run the 11 on Wednesday as a long run.

Have a great Monday everyone!


Marathon Maritza said...

sorry your flight got canceled but glad you had a good run! I love the mustard seed sprouting all around here...isn't it pretty? Oh! And have you seen all the daffodils????

Michele said...

bummer about the trip, but sounds like a good weekend anyway.

awesome runs.

Ewen said...

Lucky you weren't travelling to Phoenix for a marathon!

That trail looks perfect for running - you had a good pace going there.

Well, I'm having a good Tuesday - you up-over people are behind the times ;) Don't let Zach fall back if you run with him.

ShirleyPerly said...

Boo on the flight! But at least you didn't find out once you were there (that's the pits!). Great job on all the running. I'm going to try running tomorrow for the first time since my bike crash.