About time I'm back

by - Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Well it's about time I catch up with my blogging a few minutes before I head out to lunch.

As some of you may remember from wayyyy long ago when I last posted, marathon training started last week.

To recap:
Monday's run was crappy.
Tuesday's 5-miler was better
Wednesday's three-miler was pretty good.
Thursday rest.
Friday wa five at pace.

I wanted to my pace to be between 10:30 and 11 minute miles, with the idealist in me really really hoping to whip out some 10 minute miles. I don't remember the exact time, but I finished the five in 51:10ish I believe, which is just a little bit slower than 10 minute miles. Not too shabby.

My weekend long run was eight miles. I couldn't get it done on Saturday because I was packing and driving back to Maryland for our last home football game of the season (which we blew to FSU) so I planned to do it Sunday.

I ended up having to go to the leasing office for my new place on Sunday and had to wait by the phone for the rest of the day for a return call, which left me zero time to go running. I was kind of bummed because it was a gorgeous day for an 8-miler, but that's life and unfortunately making sure everything is squared away with the new townhouse is a priority.

I won't be getting my runs in this week either because my commute is about an hour each way until I can move to my real place and it's too dark before I leave and when I get back. For now I'm just crashing with friends in Annapolis until I can move.

I do have tentative plans to run a Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday though, so I won't feel like a complete slacker. (Ok that's a lie, I already feel like a complete slacker.)

I hope to get things back on track with the running soon, but I know I'm in a big transition right now and just need to take things one at a time until I get settled in. Missing a few runs probably won't kill my training.

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  1. Don't stress about it too much, it's one week and the priority right now is getting situated! You're doing a great job trying to balance it all! Have fun at the Turkey Trot!

  2. HEY jess is back! Glad to hear you're getting some details settled with the move. You'll be into your new place and running like crazy before you know it. Hang in there.

    i was also quite dissapointed when the terps blew it on saturday.

  3. Hi Jess glad you popped in, girl. don;t feel like a slacker you got a lot of shiz going on with the move and stuff. Have a nice Thanksgiving and have fun with the Turkey Trot :-)

  4. Once you get settled, it'll be easier to get back into a running routine.

  5. definitely don't stress!! relocating and moving is a HUGE deal and you will get back into running!!!

    have a great thanksgiving!!

  6. I agree, when you get settled, you can more easily get into a routine.

    Best wishes for the Turkey Trot!

  7. Have a great Thanksgiving!! You are busy busy chica!! Wait for things to settle down before you ramp up the running again! Stay safe!!

  8. HI Jess

    I think you are off to a solid start. You certainly have a food running base to work from and a great fitness base as you have been an athlete for a long time. When March rolls around you will be ready to go and I think do very well.

    Best of luck with the running and have a great Thanksgiving.

  9. Good luck with the move. Enjoy that turkey trot. Happy Turkey Day!

  10. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Your training week sounds like mine. I hope we both have better run weeks on the way. :)
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  11. Hope you had a good thanksgiving. :-)

  12. You're NOT a slacker! You just have a lot of stuff going on! ;-)

  13. Yay for marathon training! And get your life in order first---running can wait!