Today’s Run: 8.2 miles with 10 200m strides
The first post seems awkward. You don’t really know me yet, but I’ve posted some basic info in the About Me and About the Blog sections…so what should I say here? I think I’ll just pretend that I’ve been blogging for a while and we’re pals, and I’ll start in the middle.
Today started Week 2 of training for Rock ‘n Roll Denver. For my last four marathons, I’ve used one of Pete Pfitzinger’s plans from Advanced Marathoning (if you’ve never read it, go buy it now. It’s fantastic.), but I bought Greg McMillan’s book You, Only Faster in Boston and am using a plan from it this time. The book teaches you how to design your own training plan, based on your strengths and weaknesses as a runner. It was good stuff, and I’m interested to see how this training cycle and race turn out compared to my Pfitz races.
Today’s run was a rough one. It stormed hard last night – which was awesome, because we desperately need the moisture – but it made for a humid run. Colorado is not exactly a humid place, so on the rare occasion that it gets steamy, I don’t adjust well. I got lightheaded after my last couple of strides and had to sit down on the laundry room floor, head between the knees, dripping sweat, and make the husband bring me water and Nuun. It was super attractive, and he felt lucky to be married to me just then. But the Nuun evened my electrolytes back out and I felt all better. Before the whole dizziness issue, it was a nice, uneventful run.
In other news, Teachers Write 2013 started today. It seems like it’s going to be a pretty awesome experience that will make me really work on my writing. And what could be cooler than summer camp….even if it is online? If you’re a teacher, check it out here.
Well, then. I’m going to post this silly first post, then go buy some groceries and hopefully see some candidates for People of Wal-Mart.
P.S. I hope you like this blog. I promise there will soon be more pictures…that I actually take. Be gentle in your comments; it’s just a baby blog and still has a lot of developing to do.