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. 😀


  1. Hey, everyone has set backs, it’s okay. You are still eight weeks out, and all you had was a rough day. I love ya sis and I believe in you.

    Comment by Brittany — August 28, 2005 @ 11:50 am |Reply

  2. OK stop it! Neal has been running all his life and has been seriously considering a marathon in the last 6 months. They still can’t do over 10 miles. I made him run sprints the other night. You are way ahead of the game. Keep that goal in mind, keep training. You’ll do great! Have a beer or three for me today too. Enjoy!

    Comment by Carnealian — August 28, 2005 @ 12:19 pm |Reply

  3. honey chile, you ran more today than I have all year.
    uh.. I felt incredibly lazy just typing that sentence.
    You’ll rebound and it wont be long before you find your second wind.
    hope the beer and enchiladas made up for it all.:)

    Comment by Laura — August 28, 2005 @ 8:28 pm |Reply

  4. I think that finishing a marathon would be an amazing accomplishment.

    Hang in there.

    Comment by Bone — August 29, 2005 @ 8:31 am |Reply

  5. Yes, snap out of it!! You will do great!! I have faith. 🙂

    Comment by Jolynn — August 29, 2005 @ 8:31 am |Reply

  6. this may be some bad advice. and i sooo think you will run it in 5:00, so i will say this.

    if you want to be bummed, be bummed. have your wallow and eat that cake too.

    but tomorrow, i want to see the happy, pumped, great lass back to save the world one run at a time.


    Comment by Crys — August 29, 2005 @ 9:27 am |Reply

  7. Sometimes the plan vs the actual work out the other way … for instance, last week I got into a groove and when my 4 miles was up I decided to go for 5, then I figured I might as well do 6, and before I knew it I was at 7. And then I stopped, but just because I still had to pack for vacation.

    Comment by Indigo — August 29, 2005 @ 9:44 pm |Reply

  8. Beer and Tex-Mex fixes everything. 😉

    Comment by FTS — August 30, 2005 @ 9:50 am |Reply

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