Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Mario

An older photo (pre-Garage). I always thought it was so funny how he'd wedge himself between the pen and the willow tent when he had the whole pen to spread out in.

I also like the commentary on Mario's catalog chew toy (click picture to enlarge).
Life is hard when you're a bunny.

I have been a bad blogger, again, but life has been busy. And I realized the other day that my RSS feed that I follow all your blogs on hadn't been updating in two weeks?! Gah. So I'll be stopping by your neck of the woods soon.

On the running front it is race week again! I will get another post up Wednesday before I leave for Utah, but just to update on my workouts:

Friday (May 28th): 10 miles, including 5 miles @ 8:50 pace; I've been working hard at my 9:00ish pace the last few weeks. I ran the last mile of the pick-up at 8:24 pace which is where I usually fall when I try to do 1600m intervals. While not easy, it is comfortably hard which is where I want to be going into my next training cycle after the marathons this week.

Sunday: 10 miles @ 10:18 pace

Tuesday: 7 miles, including 5 miles @ 8:48 pace; I've never done two tempo runs so close together. I had changed my speed day to Fridays the last few weeks in order to run long two days in a row earlier in the week. I switched back to my normal schedule of speed Tuesdays this week so had to run them close together. I didn't quite have the kick at the end like I have the last two speed workouts I've done, but I felt like the pace was comfortable.

Wednesday: 6 miles @ 9:51 pace

Friday: 8 miles @ 9:51 pace; My easy pace has started to fall below 10:00's again which is a sign that the tempo runs are doing their thing.


Jo Lynn said...

I'm starting to fall in love with your bunny. ;)

Good job on the tempo runs.

Crafty Green Poet said...

bunnies are funny like that! Lovely photo!

Mica said...

I'm glad your tempos are paying off. I usually convince myself that they're not worth the pain and effort, but I must remember that they actually are effective...

I bet Mario is pleased that he no longer leads a garage-less existence.

ShirleyPerly said...

Such a funny bunny!

Best of luck on your upcoming double header weekend. I just got back from Wyoming and the high altitude didn't actually bother me as much as I thought it would. At least the air was nice and dry.

X-Country2 said...

I love when tempo runs start to pay off. Keep up the good work!

Kristen said...

So funny how animals do that - you buy them something and they do just the opposite. Still so cute though!

Great job on the runs!

Southbaygirl said...

Mario is adorable!!!! Give him a big kiss for me!!!

Which race in Utah are you doing??

Maybe I should attempt tempo runs but then I'd really be dragging a 50lb weight called Velcro

The Bunns said...

Good to see! The tempo payoff. Maybe you could enter a 10K now and then and just run like hell .. that is a tempo!

The Bunns said...

Oh forgot. @ Jo Lynn .. don't do it. It is a mean and slippery slope into the seamier side of life.