1) i fell asleep outside and now the front of me is literally three shades darker than the back of me
2) i had a nightmare that i went to the doctor and discovered i had a peanut allergy it was terrifying
i definitely think one of the biggest and most overlooked factors in training is adequate sleep, especially in younger runners. its never thought about but if you look up any elite interviews and find a question about sleeping it is almost ALWAYS 8 hours or more. in fact, the high-mileage buffs (think kara/shalane, davila, etc) usually sleep a good night’s sleep, get up and eat, train, etc, then go back to sleep in the middle of the day, then get up and eat, train, all over again. its like they have two days for every 24 hours. and of course hasay always tweets about how she goes to bed like before 8 in heavy training ahhaha (you and me both, babe..)
and i know plenty of people who are like “oh of course i sleep 8 hours!” just because they get to bed before midnight but when you think about it 8 hours is more sleep than most people think. for example, if you say youre gonna sleep from 10 to 6, then you get in bed and it takes you half an hour to fall asleep, and youre asleep at 10:30, then youre a light sleeper and your dog wakes you up at 3 and you cant fall back asleep until 3:30, then youre up at 6 and you only got 7 hours that night.
so yeah, i have energy mostly bc i sleep a lot. i also eat enough and drink a cup of coffee in the morning. haha. :)
oh but i did do 6 miles + hill sprints yay
it is barely 60 degrees and cloudy and rainy and i just spent two hours outside in shorts being very cold
therefore i am sitting at home in sweats drinking root beer bc why the heck not
haha aw thanks!
i brush it.
i have not been feeling photogenic lately so hi
up at 5 today, i wanted more time to chill. then im going to the trail at 6:15-6:30 so i can be done by 7:15-7:30 and be at practice by 8 (no shower inbetween this time bc i sweat at practice yesterday so sorry for the smell in advance, kids). then I’m gonna take my sister to xc camp, eat lunch, and relax a bit. then im going to be productive (college stuff) and do some strength training.
goal for today: be less lazy than yesterday
i know, i actually agree with you
but “sack up” really haha what a weird figure of speech
if youre not positive id definitely get it checked out at a running store, because supination is much less common than pronation. but if you do supinate, you dont want a stability shoe geared for overpronating, youre gonna want a shoe with maximum (or at least moderate) cushioning!
I’m not sure what you mean by “Male-type training” I know lots of girls that never take a day off
i just associate daily running with a training program that is originally geared towards males. among college/hs coaches its a general understanding that for guys the way to make the jump from good to great is to run them into the ground; “female-type” training is more conservative usually, with quality over quantity to protect the body from injury. i guess i cant really call it male-type training anymore because so many women’s teams have adopted it now
ok guys i actually have a real question relevant to this running blog
(mean anons please no snarky comments im serious about this)
so my coach’s training plan calls for 7-day weeks, as in no off days, which is something i really dont think im ready for (and something i just dont think is a good idea in general) and im really conflicted over this so i am contemplating three options
1) get in my 7 runs per week doing 5 single runs and 1 day of doubling (i would do the hard run and the short recovery run on this day) and still hit the mileage
2) email my coach, tell him i dont feel comfortable running 7 days a week, and ask him if its ok to take one day to cross-train if i still hit the mileage, or if he really really wants me to run 7 days per week and if he does then ill do it
3) just run the 7 days a week, take that leap into the male-type training, and take the soreness as my body adjusting and hope to God i dont get injured
ive seriously considered doing 3, and ive been doing 1 thus far.
(also i know one of my future teammates follows this blog so can we just keep this between us for now…hahah)but yeah I really want y’all’s opinions on this, particularly if you’re experienced with collegiate training
i always wonder whether runners in my state follow me slash even know who i am does that ever happen to you
third yasso fro-greek-yo bar today but its ok bc theyre healthy right
kate and tony should have fallen in love
hey!! during the summer i actually do it probably every other day, not really more than 30 min sessions though. i just prefer it to extensive stretching, i find it boring.
i want to film another flow but
1) i dont have pretty flow
2) that would require me getting up
3) i just posted one yesterday
4) i would have to find clothes that don’t make anons mad bc spandex is too you-want-people-to-stare-at-your-ass and baggy sweatpants are too you-should-pull-your-pants-up-higher and at-least-wear-some-tight-yoga-pants
its one of those days where im just bored so i eat and watch sex and the city
~wanting to be tan but the sun is too hot~
can tell if I’m getting more tolerant
or if ice pack is melting
distanceman replied to your post: does a heart rate monitor that does not require a…
theres a bunch of watches that do it with your wrist or ones that are little rings for your fingers
cool, thanks man!!
does a heart rate monitor that does not require a chest strap exist and if so where can i find it this is a serious question
i freaking hate that chest strap it makes me feel like a dystopian artificial life form or some less attractive version of tony stark
ive never been injured *knocks on wood*
im just super cautious
like i had some itb pain and i was like WEEK OFF
and then i had some tibia pain and i was like WEEK OFF
and yeah thats everything injury-related thats ever happened to me
i do my research and increase mileage safely and run on good surfaces and eat properly and ya
well last night was bad i didnt even try to close my eyes til like 10:45 therefore im a zombie right now bc i woke up at 5:20 (well 4:30 and then fell back asleep for about 30 min) therefore today will be an easy run
but generally since training has started ive been asleep a little before 10 bc im a grandma except when i go out
but honestly most people ive been seeing ive been doing stuff with during the day
and i dont go out that often, i did a lot during my time off and tbh i got pretty bored of it even in those 7 days its like we did the same things all the time ya feel me
wow ya tangent so to answer your question i go to bed a bit before 10 and plan on starting to wake up between 5-6
i kid you not
i am reading my college’s admitted students group
and they are debating which dorm to stay in based on whether they want a 6 min walk to the gym or a 3 min walk
YOU ARE GOING TO THE GYM
I ASSURE YOU THAT WALKING LESS THAN HALF A MILE TO THE GYM WILL NOT HINDER YOUR PROGRESS
because ew it is so hot
also i really hate when running isnt the first thing i do when i get up
i am up at 5:20
to eat breakfast
and run at 6:30
and be back by 7:30
so i can coach at 8
and that, my friends
i mean im just following the plan my college coach sent out for me, but it makes sense. i am doing no speedwork, but one run per week i follow with 2-3 short all-out hill sprints. tempo runs start with week 3.
i like em! today i was on a limestone trail so i didnt really get to feel them 100% but i will give a full review in a few days
1) i have a boring ole timex ironman watch haha it was literally like $20 at target
2) it didnt take me long at all actually, because we tapered so my first week back was like 40 with all easy miles and this week was 44 with all easy miles. the lack of hard running makes it much easier to come back. my runs have been pretty uneventful, i dont really like when I’m not doing any speedwork it makes me feel all stale. but i shall get used to it! good luck with your training bb!
:’) tank ya dearie
i nEVER SAID I DONT CARE I AM ACTUALLY REALLY FREAKING IRRITATED ABOUT IT AND NOT POSTING IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT WHEN YOU KEEP ANON-ING ME YOU GREYFACE
also to people who send me anonymous messages with like my name and old school and stuff trying to freak me out and teach me a lesson
i have a link to my twitter on my blog and have pictures with my uniform on and am fully aware of it stop acting like youre fucking sherlock holmes
i need to have a nice long think about why i bother trying so hard at everything
1) i dont have an ass
2) i dont have a thigh gap
3) im sorry you dont like your curves but im not on a kick you just dont know what its like on the other side when youre flat as a board and theres nothing you can do about it
4) i actually just dont really pay attention to the actual aesthetic of bodies anyways id rather focus on their abilities
but mostly im sorry i upset you.