Sunday, August 11, 2013
Dumbo Training week 15
Tuesday: Hill Repeats
Saturday: 5M on summer streets!
Super looooow week. I made plans for Thursday after work, so I was going to make it up on Wednesday, but that didn't happen. I think because I got up in a significant amount of miles so early in the training, I'm starting to get a tad, I don't know- bored? I feel like I know I can do it, so when do I get to taper? Maybe the up and down weeks aren't as great as I originally thought? Maybe I'm over-thinking because I skipped a run this week? Or I'm just semi-cranky because I didn't get a nap in.
I'm also freaking out about my slow pace, so I'm trying to kick myself into gear with the hill repeats and interval training. I don't know what all the 800 Yassos and 10k paces are. I only know I have one speed and that's slow. I want to figure this stuff out to improve because it sucks being nowhere near my PR pace. But I feel like once it's time to fully focus on NYCM, that's going to take a backseat to me just getting the miles done. NYCM is another reason I don't want to push myself too much during Dumbo. I can't afford to get injured for the sake of a PR when the whole point of Disney races is to enjoy. See how easy it is to kick it into auto-pilot right now?
But the good news is I did work on my drinking training. Seriously. Alert the media. For the record, I don't remember it being so depressive- or am I doing it wrong? Call me crazy, but if I'm going to waste calories on alcohol, I want there to be dancing and FUN involved. FUN is not sipping a drink on a barstool all night. Dinner and drinks with friends is supposed to be the mature thing to do, but all I do is zone out and want to fall asleep. If I want to have good conversation, I'll have it sober. I remember it better and my mind doesn't wander. Can someone please explain to me the point of alcohol and promise not to tell my college self I'm asking? Or maybe this is why I'm cranky?
Someone please tell me they had a better week!