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Friday, July 10, 2009

Work Sucks, but Giveaways Rock :)

Well, this week has turned into more of a recovery week than I ever imagined it would; no running AT ALL since Tuesday. I guess 12-15 hour workdays will do that to you . . .

Oh well. I'm hoping to get 6 miles in tonight (although I'm stuck at work until at least 8--ugh), and then maybe 9-10 on Sunday. After that? I have one more recovery week left before it's back into training for Chicago! I had dreams of following one of the Pfitz plans this time around (12/55), but I'm just not sure I'll have the time (hello, mid-week 12-milers!). I may have to stick with the FIRST plan for now (and by "for now", I mean "until I get a new job"). Boo. Or maybe work will ease up within the next week? I'm not getting my hopes up, that's for sure . . .

I'm ridiculously sleepy and just plain boring right now . . . so why don't you all head over to Marlene's blog and congratulate her on her AMAZING transformation and her 500th post! 500 . . . wow, that is just awesome! I hope I can make it to 500 someday! As a little incentive, she has an awesome give-away going on right now (see here). You've got a week to check it out!

Happy Friday, everyone! :)

18 comments:

lindsay said...

umm yeah you need to change careers :) all that working in gross!

hope you get some running in tonight!

Count of Monte Christo said...

Work sucks indeed. Having those kind of working days is not good for anyone. Being a runner will probably give you the zen attitude required to put up with it, but still, a person needs time for his/her self.

Happy Friday, enjoy the run

Marlene said...

I could NEVER keep up with the running on a work schedule like yours. Boo long days!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and linking me up.

Spike said...

those kind of hours are only acceptable if you can sleep on the job so you are well rested for you evening runs. they let you sleep on the job right?

sRod said...

12 mile mid-week runs??? One training plan I had a while back had a 13-mile mid-week run. When I realized that would mean running a Half-Marathon before I went to work I said "screw it." Since then I've capped my mid-week runs at eight miles.

You have to inject a certain degree of reality into these plans because the coaches create them in a bubble/ideal setting.

Running and living said...

Hmm, nothing wrong with FIRST. It gave you a PR, right? You can always modify it - I am adding a recovery run in lieu of a crosstraining, and also am adding cool down and warm up to the key runs (1 mile each)! Safe and fun and manageable! Recover well! Ana-Maria

X-Country2 said...

I guess it's better to be crazy busy AFTER the marathon instead of before.

I'm behind on blogs, but I just read your race report-- CONGRATS! I knew you'd do it. :o)

Heather C said...

I can't imagine a 12-hr work day OR a 12-mile mid-week run. whew, both sound No fun! I hope your week lightens up!

EmLit said...

Did you get a chance to get out for that six-miler? I hope things at work get a little less crazy in time for you to start Chicago training!!

B.o.B. said...

just found your blog. fitting in those long runs on week days is definitely a challenge.

Marathonman101108 said...

missed you girl. Glad you found me on Facebook!

Nitmos said...

Yes, as sRod said, I peak my "work day" miles at 10. I've long said, you "pfitzers" are crazy.

The Laminator said...

Hey Irish...been away, now catching up.

Congrats on signing up for Goofy challenge. That's always a dream of mine but I don't trust myself as yet to run a half and a full on the same weekend...so kudos to you for stepping up to the plate!

mouse said...

honestly, I think the mid-week medium long runs are probably the most valuable part of the Pfitz program, so if you don't have time to fit them in I would definitely scrap them. If you can't keep up with the mileage you'll constantly feel like you're behind and it pretty much makes you feel like crap all the time!

And yeah, it may seem like a lot of miles on a week night, but an awful lot of people spend 2 hours watching television or sitting on their couches on weeknights... I'd just rather be spending my time running, I guess, so I don't really find it all that crazy.

Hope the work week becomes more manageable for you!

mouse said...

erg! that first paragraph is supposed to say that I would definitely scrap "it" -- as in, the idea of running Pfitz -- not "them" as in the mid-week long runs. MUST PROOFREAD COMMENTS! d'oh!

Terri said...

I find working 9-10 hour days is hard enough, on top of the hour commute each way, taking time to run in the morning and oh yeah, find time to eat, it's a long day. So I can only imagine how you feel after 12-15 hour days, I've not had to do those in a long time, thank God. Who has time for 12 milers, midweek? Not us humans!

chris mcpeake said...

Hey thanks for popping by my blog and commenting. Good luck training for the goofy.I am sure it will live up to its name

Fair Weather Runner said...

hmmm, that's a tough battle, the career thing. i'm hoping the best for you! also, WHERE ARRREEEE YOUUUUU????!!!! :) and i didn't know you are doing chicago... so jealous! i didn't sign up in time, and also decided to go to a U2 concert that same day. tough choice.