Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Mario


So this "Monday Mario" installment is a little late for anyone not in my time zone. Sorry about that. I've had a very busy weekend. "Monday Mario" purists may poo-poo this edition, though. Above is a portrait of Mario that Boyfriend made on a Magnadoodle. He looks a little like Eeyore, so I think Mario might disapprove.

I've been so distracted, I didn't post my weekly run wrap-up. I also apologize for not catching up with everyone's blogs. It is a priority for tomorrow.

Sunday: 12 miles @ 10:18 pace; This is the run that almost wasn't. I almost cut the run to 8 miles before even heading out the door and came this close to scrapping a run this day altogether. But I got out there and got the training-plan specified miles done. I'm really glad I did, too. I felt pretty decent the whole time and it was one of those runs that made me so thankful I'm a runner.

Tuesday: 10 miles, including 4x 1600m @ 8:19, 8:20, 8:22, 8:16; Felt SO blah during my 2 mile warm up and didn't think I'd bang the 1600m repeats out so well. But I'm very happy with how they turned out.

Wednesday: 11 miles @ 10:09 pace; Can I get a bleh-bleh for pre-work double-digit runs?

Friday: 16.3 miles; 3 miles easy, 3 miles MP @ 9:20 pace, 3 miles easy, 3 miles MP @ 9:23 pace, 4.3 miles easy; I retried this marathon-pace-mixed-in-long-run workout and really enjoyed it again. It makes the long run go by so much faster mentally. I am definitely hoping to work this type of run in every other week or so in future training cycles. I was able to run a few miles with Audrey at the end of the run which was lots of fun!

If you can't tell from the mileage this week, I am ramping up for my peak week for Santa Rosa training next week. It sort of snuck up on me since I took the week after San Francisco easy. One more heavy week then my beloved taper!

13 comments:

Hef's Mom said...

It's an impressive little doodlebunny, I think it's pretty cute, MArio should be happy with it.

Lisa said...

Wow. I'm impressed too. I think it's really cool!

The Fab Furs said...

I think Mario looks perfectly fine.

the dawn said...

impressive drawing, but more impressive mileage! good work. i love your marathon pace intervals. sounds like fun! i have 16 slated for sunday, maybe i'll throw in some faster miles too.

Mica said...

Man, I wish I had those kind of skills on a Magnadoodle! Maybe I'll contract your bf to do my portrait.

Lots of mileage! Nice work getting out there for the Sunday run.

Julianne said...

You're totally on your running game!! Any goals for Santa Rosa?? Let's run together soon!!!

aron said...

um so you did 12 then 16 THEN 14 this weekend!?! sheesh girl! :) you are doing lots of running, i think you are going to do pretty great in santa rosa :) i want to goooo!

Nicole said...

way to go my little running machiene!!! :) that doodle of mario is pretty sweet too! :)

cliff said...

i poo poo this edition!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Cliff is a party pooper! Good mileage and speeds!

We used to have an etch-a-sketch but everytime I made a good drawing my stoopid older sister would grab it and ruin it. "MOOUUMM, Suky wrecked my art work!"! - Did no good.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Eeyore Mario, very nice doodle,

Tara said...

very cute doodle :) dang girl you had some high mileage runs! I really want to be at Santa Rosa, but I don't think I will be able ot make it :( You're going to do great!

Virtuous said...

Wow! I want to grow up and run like you one day!

Great training week and it really paid off to push thru it!