Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Pfitzinger and Work-talk

First of all, thank you a million for all your input regarding my little work crisis. I followed Chris's advice on Tuesday evening and left "early" (aka 11:00 p.m.). As it turned out, I'm really glad I did because No. 1 A-hole decided he wouldn't actually be ready for the project until today. So yeah, I would have stayed all night for nothing (he does this constantly, by the way). And at this point, no, they would not fire me. Ha, they COULDN'T fire me . . . because then there'd only be two paralegals in the Litigation Department. Plus, there are just so many people here that have my back that it wouldn't ever happen. After reading all of your wonderful advice, I've decided I really want to try to stick it out here until October. Like Jen mentioned, regarding her man, I too find it IMPOSSIBLE to not give 110% at all times with everything I do. It's a blessing and a curse at the same time. But it's who I am, and I'm thinking it might be bad to let this job force me into changing that part of me. It's six months (less than six months, really) . . . I can make it. And like y'all said, it will feel that much better when I finally get to say sayonara!

Second, I'm an idiot . . . and I probably should have explained the Pfitzinger plan a little better! While it's called his 55-mile plan, it's not actually 55 miles every week. Rather, the plan peaks at 55-miles. I'm thinking of jumping into the 24-week plan next week (holy crap, we're already 24-weeks out from the marathon?!) and seeing how it goes. I really should be able to handle it. The plan starts at 30-miles (I'm currently hovering somewhere around 25-28), and it does stick to the 10-20% increase rule. Here's a link if you're interested.

And I have to brag about myself for a minute, because I made it to the gym to get my speed training in last night, even though I had to work until after midnight. I decided to head to the gym for a while around 8:30 p.m., and then just headed back to work afterward. I used to do this a lot, and I'm thinking I'm going to have to take it up again when I have to work late. I did 8 x 400 repeats at an 8:00/mile pace, and although I was pretty tired, I managed to get it all in. Then, because I just wasn't ready to head back to work yet, I did some core training with the medicine ball, and finished up with a few sets of leg presses. Tonight, I think I'm going to attempt a 45 minute tempo run.

Well, we're almost to Friday, you guys! Hang in there :) I know I, for one, will be elated to have this week over and done with!


*jen* said...

You go girl, awesome workout! Holy hell, I just realized I only have 26 weeks until my marathon (if I get in, that is). Sheesh. That's really scary.

chris said...

I think you have a good plan. Stay until the end. Take work time to work out. Still give 110% but don't stay until 4 in the morning. All good idea's.

I like the plan you posted. I think I am going to modify it just a bit. Not sure I would have time to run 5 days a week. Right now I run 4 days a week, cross train on 2 (weight training) and take 1 day off. This seems to work for me. The plan you posted looks good though and would definitely get a person ready for the marathon. Thanks for sharing.