Lately it seems like I’m living in Seattle instead of Atlanta. Seriously, it’s rained like every day for months on end. And of course, there is a 70% chance or rain on Sunday for my race. It’s still four days out so I’m hoping that the weather gods throw me a bone and it doesn’t rain. It rained for my last half back in October. 13.1 miles with wet socks and shoes is not my idea of fun. Plus I always worry that my ipod is going to die.
I kind of slacked on my training plan last week. We’ll just call it an extended taper. I was supposed to run 22 miles for the week and I ran 12. Oops. This week’s schedule is more manageable: a 2 mile run, a 5 mile tempo run and the race. I did the 2 mile run yesterday at the gym. I ran a mile and a half at 6.0 and the other half at 6.5. Then I did the arm portion of the Core Fusion DVD. I was going to do more, but it got late and I wanted to veg out before I went to sleep.
I wanted to do cardio at lunch today but didn’t want to run, so I googled “elliptical workouts” and came up with Fitsugar’s Busy Body Elliptical workout. I got a much better workout than I normally do on the elliptical. I usually just plod along at one [easy] pace and don’t really get my heart rate up. With the treadmill, you put it on a speed and you’re at that speed, with the elliptical, it’s so easy to let your speed and level of exertion fall down to an easy pace. I guess that’s why I normally don’t really feel like I got much of a workout when I do the elliptical. But today I did.
I went to Publix after photography class to get some beer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and they were all out of any sort of Irish beer. So Jason and I are drinking a Landshark and going to watch Couple’s Retreat.