Busy! Ack!

Not much time on my lunch here – only an hour late!

This week is busy – I have a number of planned projects due (6) and two unplanned projects as well.  I’m just glad that I have to leave at 4:30 today since my car is residing at the Ambitious One‘s place of residence. If I didn’t have that incentive, I might be at the office until midnight.

Track workout should be good tonight if it’s shady!  I am probably going to go for 6 Yassos tonight (4:15 800 + 4:15 recovery) OR (haven’t decided) six 800s followed by MP 400 floats.  Opinions?

Happy Tuesday.

Recent Comments

  • Alisa
    April 21, 2009 - 1:19 pm ·

    Looks like we’re doing different runs tonight.

    I decided I wanted to try out 400’s and see how those go.

    I say you do 4:15 recovery…though I think you could totally do the MP 400 float, sounds hard though =).

  • kristen
    April 21, 2009 - 1:55 pm ·

    Before my injury I ran with a running group (and will be returnign back to that running group soon) – thats where I learned about plyometrics.

    The usual plyometric suspects include: high skips (really high off the ground), butt kicks (kick your butt with your heels), lateral running (like a side gallup), and running backwards. There are probably a couple I’ve forgotten about since it’s been about four months since I’ve done them. I usually cover about 100-150 meters of each one. Does that make any sense?

    Portand will be my 2nd marathon. I did Seattle in November of last year and it took me about 5 1/2 hours. Crap!! I know I should have been happy just to finish the freakin’ thing, but I really need to redeem myself and I’m hoping Portand will be the place to do that. Where are you getting your training plan from?

    • gazelle
      April 22, 2009 - 1:12 pm ·

      I used to do stuff like that when I was with a group – just didn’t know what it was called! I might have to try it out again when no one is looking 🙂

      As for my training plan, it’s a mixture of the FIRST plan & the runner’s world beginner marathon plan. My goals are to A) finish (it’s my first), B) finish under 5 hours & C) finish pretty close to 4:30.

      I live at mile 18 on the marathon course, so I practice a lot on those later miles. Where did you get your training plan?

  • Wiggs (The Beholder)
    April 21, 2009 - 5:23 pm ·

    I’m suuuuper excited to hear about how your track workout goes.

    Don’t you love when you have a valid excuse to leave work early? Even 30 minutes before the regular time makes your whole day better! That’s a sad thought.

    • gazelle
      April 22, 2009 - 1:14 pm ·

      It didn’t go at all last night. I did 5 slow miles on the track, but no speed work. I have reasons (excuses?) but will post about those later.

  • michelle
    April 22, 2009 - 2:31 am ·

    Yikes, I have to get my Yasso’s in!!

    I am going for my run in a few. I am starving. Just woke up starving!!


    HAPPY DAY!!!