I’m on my lunch break. I have a mandatory 30 minute punch out, which really isn’t long enough to go anywhere and is too long to keep working and not get paid for it, so I stuff my face with overcooked cafeteria veggies and get on my blog.
This weekend things start ramping up for my June marathon. I think I’ve hit the point where just about every weekend I can say “Crap, I have a hard run tomorrow.” I also keep wondering how long Mark is going to join me on these long runs since he is not training for a June marathon. It’s so much easier to start at 530 when someone is meeting you.
Been listening to a ton of running podcasts at work lately. I learn something new everyday. It’s interesting how some think you should do your long runs at marathon pace, and some think you should slow it down by a minute per mile or 2. I’ve been trying to do mine at marathon pace, maybe a little slower, but mainly just to get them done and over with so I can get home to the little boy. Marathontalk had a really good two part interview with Jeff Galloway. He did make a pretty convincing argument for short walk breaks thoughout the marathon. I was almost convinced. In essence I guess I do this a little bit because I’ll take just a step or two when I grab water to make sure I get it down and not just spill most of it. I know in June, I will really need to get that water down. Colorado has no humidity and seems so dry to me since I am used to running in humidity of 80% or more. Anyhow, you should check it out. I also learned about the Paelo diet (what a bunch of crap…in my opinion), and I’ve learned a ton about the cult that is barefoot running, but still swear by my Asics and my orthotics.
Ok, I think I need to find some chocolate or something sweet to counteract these veggies, and then it’s back to work. I am sooooo glad it is Friday.