This is me these days.
The battery is at low and needs to be recharged.
I feel like I am 42. Yes I know I am but usually I don't feel like it.
My husband has been working CRAZY hours lately. By crazy I mean INSANE.
Here is an example:
Leaves the house at 6 pm on a SATURDAY and comes back home at 3 pm on the SUNDAY.
I'll give you a sec to do the math......
OK time's up: 21 hours.
That is WRONG and on the WEEKEND well even worst.
This week he left the house at 1 am every day and comes home at 6 pm.
This is obviously hard on him but also on me and for the kids well it is confusing and frustrating for them because he is not available for the few hours that he spends at home.
So they act out. I get why. Does not mean I like it though.
I am a super light sleeper so the alarm at 1 am well I hear it...and it takes a long time to go back to sleep...
And all this crap is 7 days a week. Oh Yeah the complete package.
So that is why the battery is at low.
OK I am done venting and complaining if you read that, well thanks.
The good news is even though I am exhausted, I did not skip one single run this week and we had lessons every day!
Mon 3 miles hills
Tue 4 miles at 10k pace
Wed 3 miles tempo
Today: 5 miles : 10x400 at 2:10
tomorrow rest for me
So I have been looking at pacing charts. I looked at the McMillan and also the VDOT tables (Jack Daniels formula)
They both give similar numbers when I plug my times. I used my 10k time of 1 hour flat.
For the 400 intervals
My training plan says 5k pace. That would be too slow.
McMillan says 2:06 to 2:14 I am at 2:10 so good.
VDOT says 2:14, that is slow for me now.
McMillan numbers make more sense.
For the long runs:
Training plan does not give pace, just to go slow.
McMillan says 11:15 to 12:15.
11:15 is slower then what I do now for LR over 8 miles.
VDOT: 12:22: even slower.
Both tables give the same projected time of 2:13 for Half Marathon. That would be a PR for me.
Now I am confused (yes the hair on my head is blond and it is natural). If I run at that slower pace for my LR how will I run a 10:12 pace on race day and for longer?
Shouldn't I train at faster pace (I can do it) to be faster on race day?
Do you use these tables?
This made me happy: GO USA!
Last night I watched this:
Have you seen it?
Did you see the other movie "Prefontaine"? Is it better?
I did like this one. Donald Sutherland is fantastic in it. Billy Crudup also very good.
I knew the story of course but it still made me sad to watch it.
What a waste of a life and of talent.