Wednesday, August 31, 2011

16 Miles, Thank Yous, and Some Randomness

Today is Wednesday...
so that means...

Originally I had planned to do 6 rather aggressive mile repeats today, but after further consideration I decided to scrap that workout. With my half marathon now 5 days away I wasn't sure that my legs would recover fully from this workout. But I still wanted to get in some type of speed work in addition to a long run this week, so my solution was to combine the two so that the remainder of my miles this week could be easy.

On tap for today
16 miles
2 warm up
12 miles with 1 mile hard/1 mile easy
2 miles cool down

I am trying to prep myself now for marathon morning so today I took this workout as a dress rehearsal. Woke up and had an iced hazelnut latte and a bowl of fruit then took my pups for a walk so a little digestion could happen. Headed out of the house about an hour and a half after breakfast.

I felt good on the warm up and knew that I was going to have to continue to remind myself to not take the "hard miles" too hard and shoot for goal marathon pace hard miles today. That worked for the first few repeats until the gu begun to kick in where a few of my hard miles were a bit more aggressive then I planned but felt relaxed and comfortable. I felt strong the entire 16 where my breathing was under control.  Leaving the workout feeling like I could have kept up with the 1 mile hard/1 mile easy for at least another 5-6 miles was my plan so that the legs wouldn't feel completely drained for the rest of the week. A big part of me still wanted to do those planned 6 mile repeats @ 6:20-25 pace, but a bigger part of my heart wants that sub 1:30 on Monday. Sometimes you have to sacrifice one workout for a better one.

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that has taken a moment out of their busy day to stop here and leave supportive and loving comments. Blogging about my running journey can at times make me feel vulnerable and exposed, but the sweet and encouraging feedback that I have been receiving here lately is truly inspiring and makes me feel like I am a very blessed woman to come into contact with bloggers across the globe. So thank you very much for continuing to stop here with love and support because I really do appreciate all of your wonderful comments.

Lately I have received a lot of really great questions and comments that I would love to respond to, but blogger is stupid and doesn't allow me to respond to everyone because of profile settings. So if you have asked me a question and I haven't responded, I am sorry but I haven't forgotten about you just haven't have time yet to figure out the best way to contact you back. I also have received quite a few requests for future postings such as:

Thank you ladies for you posting suggestions, I am working on these as we speak. If anyone else has a suggestion for posting topics which they would like to read more about I will take any and all suggestions because the blogging topic well is beginning to run a bit dry here at CRG.

Also on an unrelated topic...
whoever keeps visiting my blog by google searching the terms "wet my pants for pleasure"...
this is creepy and I'm not certain why you have been linked up here but you are weirding me out...
mainly because it has been multiple visits with the same search terms...
I am not a doctor but I don't think this is normal...
I also don't think that you are going to find the answers to what you are looking for here...
just sayin...


  1. I love the blogging community too. So much awesomenes and support. :)

    Great workout!

    Um yeah. The search term stuff creeps me out sometimes too. Lately the same search of "my haribo on the beach" has led to my blog multiple times. What the heck is that? It leads to one of my posts where I had a photo of haribo gummy bears.

  2. Nice job on the workout. I am with you, the blogging community is so awesome! :)

    Someone found my blog by searching "wet pink nipples bra" WTF? I don't even want to know sometimes.

  3. Your training looks like it is coming together nicely girl. Again, every time I visit, I see some stellar workouts! So funny to look to see what people are googling to find the blog...i get some really creepy ones too.

  4. LMAO @ "wet my pants for pleasure." Bahahahaha! What a FUH-REEK!

    Thanks for remembering the foam rolling post! I'm excited to see what you do for lifting as well. I'm going to try to get back to resistance work because I think it's really important.

    Great runs by you as always!

  5. You nailed that workout! You are such an inspiration! I can't wait to see how Monday goes!

    And I am excited for the hair post :)

  6. Umm that is rather creepy how people are searching...what the heck!
    And nice job on listening to your body and pounding out 16 miles!! So impressive as usual :)

  7. Hahaha! I love the last note... you are funny! That person is a creeper!
    Awesome job with the 16 miles :-) Way to go! You're going to do awesome! I know it!

  8. I have NEVER had anyone come to my blog through creepy search terms like that! Weird.

    Your training is coming along so nicely. You are going to kick butt at your half and do amazing in Chicago. I hope this heat and humidity isn't a sign of things to come in October! EEK!