Sunday, January 28, 2007

I'll owe you five

I just finished 5 miles on the TM. Hub left for Connecticut this morning, on a 9:55 flight, so I had no opportunity to be out and back on today's scheduled 10-miler unless I wanted to be out the door at 5:00. Not so much. I had planned to be on for the full 10 all at once, but I just couldn't handle the monotony. So I settled for 5 now and I'll do the rest tonight after I get the boys in bed.

The weather is very nice today (as it was yesterday when I went out for 7 miles mid-morning) so I'm bummed I can't be outside, but that would entail enlisting the in-laws for help. Not that they're not willing, but I'm going to a friend's this afternoon for a thing we'd planned weeks ago, before Hub realized he had to go up East, so they're already taking them for the afternoon.
And they'll be pulling double-duty this week, taking Limp-Along Cassidy to school since he's not quite ready for the bus still. So I'll just suck it up, Buttercup, and hit the TM again.

This week should be full of big news and some surprises. I'll keep you posted as soon as it's feasible. Among the big changes going on are the beginning of semi-private swim lessons -- I start Tuesday at lunchtime. My goal is to be lap-ready by the end of February, where I can take some drills and such from and not reinforce bad habits. I'll have the pool on campus available whenever (I already pay the $10/month gym fee) so I'll just have to make time during the day to get over there.

Have a great Sunday and a great week!

Oh, and if anyone has input on my HRM question, I'm still considering all options and am still hungry for more advice. I probably wont' make the actual purchase until mid-February or so. Thanks!

Edited to add:
Done. 5 miles. on the TM. Except that when I slowed down at the end to cool down, the right knee locked up something ferocious. In a new and different way. I need to stretch it some, I guess. And I probably need to do something about bunching up my mileage on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. I ended up cutting a 4-miler during the week and tacking on the extra mileage in on Friday and Saturday. So between 8:30 AM Saturday and 10:00 PM Sunday I did 3 separate runs totaling 17 miles. Shouldn't be a problem, but I'm sure it's part of what's making the knee creak (that and the fact that my weight has remained essentially stable for the last month -- I must get thee to the nutritionist again, but getting time out of the office has been.... difficult). The good news is that this is a cutback week, so my long run next Sunday is only 9 miles. And I should be able to make time for the resting metabolic test in the next few weeks. TTFN -- I'm off for a good stretch, a quick shower and bedtime!


From Here to There said...

I hope your second 5 went well! I imagine it's tough to split it up, I've never done that.

Good luck with swim class, looking forward to reading about it.

Vickie said...

I really want to get my mileage up, and a way I did it a few years ago was by running double runs for 5 days straight--10 miles a day, for a total of 50. That is something almost too mentally (even if not physically) challenging to me to ever do again, so I commend you for doing two fives in one day!

xt4 said...

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