Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pokey vs. the Pavement

And the final score.............

Pavement: 4.75
Pokey: ZERO


This morning I had my tail kicked for just shy of 5 miles, on a route that I have run more times than I can count.

The entire time I was commiserating over why this run stunk so bad ~ could it have been that I hadn't run in just over a week? or because of a week of extremely bad eating? or being exhausted? or having cramps? or waking up at 2am with a throbbing headache?

Gee, the possibilities were endless. It was quite possibly the worst run I have ever had.

The plan today was for 13 miles......yes, 13 miles........3 of which were going to be done at a 5K race with Lisa (but sadly, logistics and both of us being a bit out of sync kept that from happening), and then another 10 mile slow run after the race. So I guess it appears that I came up short of the goal, huh?

Oh well - I got out and slogged about my neighborhood for 4.75 miles and called it a day. For a couple of the miles, I am sure I walked more than I ran, but at least I was moving ~ I had wanted to stay in bed and drink coffee :)

The highlight of my run was having "POKEY" yelled out of a passing car in my neighborhood, and getting to stop and chat with Carolyn for a bit (Lisa's pal, GGT)......lucky for her, she was going shopping instead of shuffling around the neighborhood like me :)

I guess I am just happy to have posted some miles finally. My poor WAA team is not going to like me for Week 3......I don't think I charted a single mile.

Lisa and I chatted after her eventful morning this morning (and KUDOS to her for getting some serious mileage done when she wasn't really feeling up to par) and made a change to the schedule up to Valley of the Sun ~

Saturday, 02/23: 11 miles
Saturday, 03/01: 6 miles
Sunday, 03/09: Valley of the Sun Half Marathon!!!

We upped the mileage for next week to help balance th e lower mileage today.....hopefully it will all work out! I am hoping for a much better and more productive week...


13-minus-a-few-miles-training run:

Distance: 4.75 miles
Time: 1:00:59
Average Pace: 12:50

10 comments:

Nat said...

I had a crappy run today too. Maybe we didn't get the "all runs cancelled due to bad karma" memo.

Wishing you and easier run next week.

J~Mom said...

Oh stop girl you did awesome!! 12:50 for pace is fantastic!! You could have just stayed home but instead you got moving and got some calories burned today! Way to go!

Rob said...

Sometimes bad runs happen to good people. We all have those days, the next one will be better. :)

Jeff said...

Hey, Poke, what's all this negative stuff. Miles are miles. Every mile you go makes you stronger. I seem to remember a post by you a bit ago (sorry, didn't go looking for it) where you came to that realization.

It's a new week, you'll be back.

Wes said...

Those kinds of runs remind us to savor the sweet ones! if you ain't feelin it, go home. Tomorrow is a new day! In that regard, you did great!!

Pat said...

some runs are good and some runs are bad but they all add up. When you look back at your month and see that you ran 50,60, 70 miles or more, you know you did well. Keep putting in the miles (no pun intended) and you'll do well at the VOS. Hopefully, I'll be there running too.

sorry I'm behind in my blog reading, real estate has been very busy lately.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hang in there, Pokey. It was just an off day.

Mendy said...

Ahh... Karen. almost 5 miles is better than nothing. Sometimes it's just not in the cards and that is A-okay! You're doing great. I'm so glad that you and Lisa have each other to rely on when it comes to running. I wish I had an accountability partner.

Mendy said...

Ahh... Karen. almost 5 miles is better than nothing. Sometimes it's just not in the cards and that is A-okay! You're doing great. I'm so glad that you and Lisa have each other to rely on when it comes to running. I wish I had an accountability partner.

Viv said...

You did wonderful, Poke you got out there when coffee and bed was such a sweet option. WTG, it was an off day and it was not that off your pace was still in check chickie :-)