Interstellar Adventures

August 28, 2005

Planned vs. Actual

Filed under: Running Life — by InterstellarLass @ 11:13 am

Today’s Plan: Run 3:20, approximately 16 miles at an easy pace, 12 – 12:30.

Today’s Actual: Ran 3:50, 18 miles, at a 12:45 pace.

The pace was so slow because I didn’t know we were running the extra miles, so I exerted too much energy on the front end and had to do a 4/1 run/walk on the route back. Only when I looked at my watch and saw 1:40 and asked why we weren’t turning around did I come to find out we were going 9 miles out. Plus I forgot to take my Aleve, so my hips were hurting. I’m not happy today. 😦 I’m going to shower, get dressed, go to my friend’s house, pretend to scrapbook, and drink lots of beer and eat some enchiladas.

My marathon is 8 weeks away from today, and based on my performance this morning, a 5:00 finish goal is looking to be in jeopardy. I’m going to be so disappointed if I don’t finish in 5:00 or less. I mean, I know finishing is a feat in itself and I will be deliriously happy when I cross that finish line, but I’ve been putting a lot of extra work in, doing the speed workouts and hill training and everything to meet the 5:00 goal.

Now I’m just in a bummed-out mood today. This isn’t the normal ‘me’. I’m just feeling sorry for myself and I need to snap out of it.

OK. There. 😀

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