July 29, 2013

There Is No Spoon

Saturday, two college roommates and I and all of our husbands went out to dinner and then to the symphony to see the Matrix with the symphony performing the score. It was THE COOLEST MOVIE VIEWING EXPERIENCE EVER!

In running news, I had a mediocre week.  I came down with a crazy summer cold after last weekend's long run almost immediately. Chills upon arriving home and it only got worse from there.  It knocked me out for several days. Summer colds are extra miserable -- you can't curl up with a blanket and some tea and soup because it's too hot.

While sick, I just did my best to try to get better and to fit in some walks.  Finally, on Wednesday, I managed a run/walk, with jogging intervals of 4, 5, 6, and 8 minutes and I figured I was in the clear.  Somehow, Thursday and Friday came and went without any running.

But, finally, I managed to do a decent 7.5 miles on Saturday (slow and steady at around 11:00/mile with the last 0.8 walking).  Sunday, after staying the night in SF, the plan was to run/walk the embarcadero with E, E2 and P.  I got up and headed to the hotel treadmill for a warmup and managed a mile at 10:00 and then 1 minute at 0.1 mph faster pace 'til I hit sub 9.  Then, while walking with E2 as the guys ran ahead, I fit in 4 speed intervals: 2:30, 2:30, 0:59, 0:49.  No idea what pace these were at, but the effort was solid in each one, so likely whatever pace they were was the correct one.  Including the walking, I just snuck over 20 miles for the week for a total of 20.75.

I'd hoped to step it up a notch last week on my running, but the cold killed that plan.  So, my fitness is pretty low right now and there's not much I can do to change that before next weekend's 10K. Oh well.  Better slow than nothing.     


Jen said...

Sorry to hear about your cold, but I'm pretty impressed at how much walking and running you managed to do. The 10K should be an interesting experience for the both of us. I haven't done any speedwork for 2 weeks. :P

Angela Knotts said...

Pretty decent week for not feeling well!

I have a friend who saw the Matrix symphony & he LOVED it. Cool pictures!