Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Lake Michigan at Sunrise

Friday, August 23, 2013

Whose Time Is It Anyways?

Last night was a successful sausage party/fundraiser for Anne.  I only have one photo from last night, but if I find any more ( do you have one? let me know)  that I or my family appeared in, i'll update my blog.
Nickname: Lil Smokey.  She loved the flowers
Edit: Pete has photos of the night here

A few I'm stealing:



Fun time for sure! I finally got to meet more bloggers whose comment section I defile on a frequent basis. My toddler behaved pretty well, but sorry to everyone that she gave ice cubes to!

The second most asked question last night to me, after - who the heck invited you? Was - so how is your stomach going to be tomorrow after this late night sausage.  I found it pretty funny that a big take away from my blog is how my GI system is each day! Glad you all care so much.  Also, props to Pete at the Lakefront Trail for picking up my trombone joke the other day! If I had an internet prize for you, I'd give it. Did anyone else notice it?

This marks a big week for me, aside from running my normal schedule again, I went out TWICE in one week, drank TWO beers, and got home at 9pm both times. Holy cow, my assisted living community director will not be happy with my shenanigans.


Moving onto today. Hanson Plan called for 8 miles at marathon pace. I planned to do about 2 miles warm up, 8 miles at pace, then about a 1.5 cool down.

I woke up at 3:50 (late I know..). And to everyone that asked how my stomach would be, it took me about 10 minutes longer to leave and drank a little extra coffee, but I had no issues with it running at all.

I added a good amount of brown sugar to my coffee to get a few extra quick calories to get my started.  Out the door at 4:30.

I wasn't sure how I would feel leg wise today, as yesterday my leg felt a little tight and tender from the extra moving activity Wednesday evening. I popped a couple advil at bed as well just to help.

I ended up feeling really good.  I did an easy jog for 10 minutes, stopped to do the stretches my physical therapist recommend, and went on my way. I tried to take a photo of Orion, but my phone camera isn't nice enough to do that.  Now the issue I had with the run today was trying to figure out what my pace was.

I didn't feel like my effort changed that much during the 8 miles, but my GPS had me going anywhere between 6:50 and 7:15 per mile. I had my pace given to me every half mile and they were between 6:35 and 7:20.  I know I wasn't randomly hustling that hard.

I tried to not get greedy and be at a comfortable pace, but when my GPS suddenly had me going 10 seconds off, I would get confused as to my effort level.  I know I'm still a bit off from where I was a few weeks ago, but this was just a bit funky.  The only one I could explain was the mile 6-7 when there was a bit more of a headwind.

Overall though, I was happy with my effort. 99% of the run felt good on my leg, I only had 1 second where I felt a quick tingle in my hammie, but otherwise all good. I spent about 10 minutes stretching when I got home.  I also saw Chris @ Chris is running.... well she saw me! It was still fairly dark, but she hollered and then I was able to say hello when I did my return trip.

Happy Friday everyone!

And with all the important events going on in the world, this is the top story for today apparently:
Ben Affleck is the next Batman




26 comments:

  1. Yay for 99% feeling great.

    Darn. I thought I was SOOOO unique, asking you that question. Damn. I missed the trombone joke! Put some other jokes in here for us to find. I like Star Wars. Can they be Star Wars jokes? Ha ha ha.

    So cool to finally meet you! Now I can go really crazy in my comments!

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  2. Wow, those are some quick times for marathon pace!

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  3. I am on the fence with Ben Affleck as the next batman...

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  4. Ah, so that explains the bag of ice cubes! There was just too much going on last night. But Lil' Smokie was so good! I loved that she was totally fine with a giant dog jumping all over her. And my MIL is a huge fan :)


    Glad to hear you felt pretty good today! I was a little wary of running with a belly full of sausage, but it turns out meat-loading isn't a terrible strategy. Have fun with that one.

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  5. Sorry for startling you this morning. I spotted you, did a mental debate about saying hi because you looked so focused, and then decided it would be equally rude to ignore you versus disturb you. I was wondering if we'd ever cross paths during our early morning jaunts - turns out the answer is yes!

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  6. It was great to see you last night! I enjoyed being given several ice cubes. =) Your chocolate lasagna was FABULOUS...

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  7. Another sausage party not invited to. Clearly this is going to make me reevaluate my life over the weekend.

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  8. It was nice to finally meet you and your family last night!

    Great run and I'm glad your hamstring cooperated!

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  9. 99% of the time, I'll run hard all of the time!
    We are all precious little flowers right?!! I was like wow, the community is really into my ability to have a bowel movement.
    I'll try to sneak in more jokes! I've been on an Archer kick lately.

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  10. I'm trying to practice for a 7:04 (Boston Q), as it is my - pie in the sky time. But if the stars don't align, I imagine it'll be 3:10 - 3:20

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  11. he needs to dig deep to pull out a good batman and not have a boston accent lol

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  12. hah yup! she loves ice cubes. Hope she didnt destroy the yard! Hope your MIL doesn't start pushing for more sausage in the oven plans!
    Meat loading is your running book title

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  13. No worries! I recognized your voice, but I barely saw you! I tried to find you on the way back. No idea why the lights are out between Fullerton and Belmont.

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  14. Same! Glad you enjoyed her cube presents and the chocolate!

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  15. pssh! Someone missed the plethora of twitter messages about it in the Chicago Running Bloggersphere!

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  16. Ditto! Meeting everyone for the first time was like when Kip from Napoleon Dynamite first met his internet girlfriend, just a tad less creepy ....I think

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  17. Awesome marathon pace run. Those are the hardest part of the Hanson Brooks training plan IMO. Anyway, it was a fun time last night. I posted the pics over at my blog: http://lakefronttrail.blogspot.com

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  18. You really need to find better friends that are willing to be your paparazzi

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  19. Seriously, i'm like the Paris Hilton of Running Bloggers here, why won't people look at me 24/7

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  20. Thanks, Hopefully I can steady the cadence next week. You'll run with us Wednesday right?

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  21. Umm, what time and how far on Wednesday?

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  22. Miles are whatever you need. We ran with a lady who did an hour. We usually finish by 6am. We try to make sure one of us can pick up the next person at the lakefront entrance or at least run into them then do miles together. We start ~4:15. I do 10-12 on Wed, E does 15 I think. Pace is a fun pace, 8:15-8:45. It'll be sausage hot next week, so think about it

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  23. Uh, no more than the dogs do :) And I forgot to say, tell Emma that the chocolate lasagna was AWESOME! I could have eaten that entire pan. Fortunately, it was already almost gone by the time I got a piece!

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  24. Katie @ Live Half FullAugust 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    That was your chocolate lasagna, so delicious!

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  25. Okay, I will think about it. I will need to radically alter my sleep schedule if I do! :)

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  26. Glad Sausage Fest didn't ruin your run!

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