This week started off really promising. I was pretty well rested from the weekend. Sure, I went out but I didn’t have any problems recovering the next day. I did a pretty great 8-mile run on Sunday and I got in a good tempo run on Tuesday. But then Wednesday hit and my energy levels just bottomed out. Woomp, woomp. I was seriously, “I might fall asleep at work” tired. I skipped my Thursday run and slept in (getting at least 8 hours of sleep in, which is completely rare), but then the whole day I felt like I had a hangover. WTF body??
I’m pretty sure I know what caused the dip (hormones = so fun!), but I’ve never crashed so hard and it kinda freaked me out with my race coming up this weekend. It did not help me that Paula kept telling me how she was getting sick. Making out at bars spread germs, right?
Last night I took drastic measures – swapping out grapefruit juice for wine and going to bed before 10pm. So old. I woke up today feeling better. Kinda.
Even though it’s getting close to race time I made up with 3.5 miles of sprints today — and kickass, I felt good!
My sprints were pretty awesome – and if I didn’t have to be back at a house early I would have kept going. I did 6 x 400s — and my sprints pace average was 7:39. I at 8:49 between sets and took a few walks breaks for an 8:36 average. That might be my fastest run longer than 2 miles…ever.
So that’s where I was this week (I feel like it was such a roller coaster – and it was FAR from a dramatic week!) and where I’m at now is NEW MUSIC. I NEED IT. I know I’ve asked for it before — but I’m asking again. GIVE IT to me. Please?
I have to admit I am super pumped for the ING Miami Half this weekend, but I think I need some new jams for my first race of 2012. I did just buy the Skillrex album (totally random) — but any other suggestions? Here’s my current playlist. And no – I do not play it in order – I play it on shuffle.
Please no judging — just suggestions I’m not making YOU listen to it. Unless you happen to be Paula.
Now I’m off to watch the Chuck finale.
Gah! What will I do without Zachary Levi on my TV every week??? (And Yvonne Strahovski is pretty hot too)
And totally off topic – but they REALLY thought it was necessary to make ANOTHER Ghost Rider movie??? What is wrong with humanity?