I’m in bed at 8:15 on a Friday night. 19 miles tomorrow! But first, New Girl season 3 and spooning with my friend Jango Bear.
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Kyle made chicken fried rice that tasted just like it was cooked in a restaurant tonight. Let us all give him props, dear internet.
9 miles at 8:59 average today. This felt steady and strong, maybe not quite “easy” but I didn’t feel like it used up all I had. I was proud of getting out there, because my usual running buddy is nursing a knee issue so I was flying solo and had no girl talk to distract me.
What do you do when you get passed by other runners? I love passing people. I find that when most guys pass me, I shrug it off. But I have a hard time letting other girls pass me. Today around mile 6 I was plodding along at a nice slow pace when a very serious girl who we’ll call Sports Bra ran by me. I thought “hmm, this is a good opportunity to pick up the pace a little”… and so I caught up to her.
I have found in my very empirical field research that people who work out with no shirt- males and females alike— tend to take themselves very seriously. Sports Bra was no exception to this rule. As a very average looking and performing runner, I like to see how my performance measures up to the Grecians every now and then. We leap frogged for a few blocks and stayed within a few yards of each other before she DEAD OUT SPRINTED about half a block ahead of me, then turned the corner as soon as she could. She was not interested in fartlek friend making. Sigh.
It always makes me laugh how a lot of us HATE to be passed— myself included. The best is at the track when people will sprint just enough to get past you, then stop running. I want to let them know that it doesn’t count when you play that way :)
Poptarts with coffee at 4:30. Must be long run day! Packed extra Nuun and shot blocks AND honey stinger this morning.
I am honestly terrified of running 18 today. The heat is so brutal that I’m starting earlier than the team to try and beat the sun as much as I can. Unfortunately you can’t avoid the humidity.
Just gotta go slow, hydrate, and know that these difficult runs are the ones that will help me most come race time. Only 8 weeks left! That’s about 6 or 7 long runs. Weird.
Also— sorry I have been MIA- grad school and general life are apparently time consuming.