Confession Wednesday

Now that I have two opposing marathon training schedules from my running group (and they haven’t returned TWO of my emails about it), I have no idea what I’m supposed to do. So last night, I just made up shit.

Speed run when like this:

Mile/Distance Pace Incline
1 10:00 warm up .5
800  (1/2 mile) 8:49 .5
200 Walk .5
800 9:05 .5
200 Walk .5
800 9:05 .5
200 10:21 .5
800 9:05 .5
200 10:21 .5
400 Walked. Water. Dying. .5
Repeat 800s 4x    .5
800 10:00 cool down .5

Total miles: 6.5  (6 miles running, .5 miles walking)

I felt the need to walk after the 8:49 pace so I slowed it down a bit and was able to run my recoveries after that. The run was ok. I got it done. Glad it’s over.

Confession Wednesday

I don’t usually do a confession Wednesday, but I’m feeling a little confessy today! Pretty sure that’s a word.

Whatever. Red underline thinks it’s all better than me.

I have a few of them for you today. Please don’t hate me.

1.  I think marathon training is already taking its toll on me.

I’m finding it hard and stressful to keep up my running schedule as well as my strength training schedule. Last time I cut back my strength training and increased my running, my body fat percentage went way up and my muscle mass went way down. I don’t want that to happen again.

My cross-training days are Monday and Wednesday, but I’m usually so sore from those days that they affect my runs on Tuesday and Thursday. For instance, I’m pretty sure I could have run those 800s last night at more than a 9:05 pace without dying, but my hamstrings are so sore from Monday’s workout that it was hard to manage.

Pretty sure there’s some unspoken rule against putting jokes on Kara’s picture if you’re a runner. Also, where the heck to does she put her Gu?

2.  I finally watched Spirit of the Marathon.

Last night, I sat down and was ready to be inspired and awed. Spirit of the Marathon has been sitting on my coffee table from Netflix for a month now, so I was ready. Plus, every blog I’ve ever read that mentions this movie talks about how amazing and inspiring it is.

Well, inspiration did not come. I was so bored that I turned it off after 30 minutes. I’m pretty sure this makes me less of a runner somehow and I should be publicly ridiculed at my next race. I feel like an ass for even saying it, but it’s true.

3.  While you’re in shock and horror about that last confession, I might as well tell you I loved this movie:

It’s old and it totally bombed when it came out in 1992. I just read an article where Christian Slater said this is his least favorite movie he’s made. This fan disagrees! I have loved this movie forever, plus it has Milla in it. Christian plus Milla is a win-win for this lady.

4. I now know that baby back ribs come from pig and NOT cow. (Thanks Master Chef)

In my defense, I hate ribs and never eat them.  But man, that was news to me.

On a completely random note, this is just for Melissa: when you can’t fit your keys in your iFitness belt, use a hair tie around your wrist. 🙂

Do you have anything to confess today? (Make it good because I’m still feeling like a jerkface about my confessions.)  🙂

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  1. Kim (Book Worm Runs)

    KUFFS!!!! Yes, loved that movie, too!! 🙂

    I totally understand what you mean about fitting in strength training and Marathon training. I am having a really hard time, too, so I am glad I am not alone. I was actually just thinking that I am looking forward to when the marathon is over so I can really concentrate on lifting and getting some nice muscles 😉

  2. ittybitsofbalance

    REALLY?! Pig and not cow? I would have never known…

    Don’t worry about the conflicting schedules girl, I had one friend who literally completed HALF of her training plan and then cranked out the marathon on faith alone haha (Not that I endorse this style of training AT ALL– I’m just saying)

    I’m sure things will work out– You seem like a very dedicated runner 🙂

  3. Connie Salyers

    Here’s my embarrassing confessy or confessies! What’s the plural of confessy anyway?! I have face-planted TWICE during my early morning runs, because I don’t have night vision, and my clown shoes are so long that I catch the toe of my shoe on the janky sidewalk. I have the skinned knees of a 6 year old coming off the playground, and all kinds of bumps, bruises, and pulled muscles.

  4. Good idea!! Very clever. Thank goodness for others’ innovation – I am lucky I am able to change my clothes in the morning, eh?
    Thank you for sharing 🙂
    Carly

  5. hmmmm… i don’t have any good confessy’s to fess up to.. give me time, I’m sure I’ll do something ridiculous soon.

    I’ve come to the realization that marathon training sucks… I mean I was all gung ho until the miles started racking up… of course, duh, it’s a marathon you’re gonna have to run a lot.

  6. linzlikewhoa

    That is so smart about the keys on the hairband!
    And as far as my confession goes…
    I didn’t ‘get’ ‘Lego my eggo’ until I was in high school. smrt.

    • Ha! That is great. Bonus confession: It took my way longer than it should have for me to get “make like a tree and leave.”

  7. I turned off Spirit of the Marathon too!!! Not what I expected I guess…try “Running the Sahara” its actually very very good and inspiring/crazy…so glad I wasn’t the only one phewwww

  8. Your confessions are totally legit! And that red line is an asshole, just like it’s friend green line. Green line never really know what it is talking about.

    My confession: My husband bought me a family-sized (yes, for a family) bag of Cheetos last night. I’m probably halfway through it already. The fake cheese is just so, so good.

  9. My Blonde Moments

    Hair tie on keys = genius! Why did I never think of that? I’ve been lugging around my keys in my hand since I started running.

    Confession – I had to just look up how to spell “genius” b/c I always spell it wrong (like genious). It’s one of my words that I always spell wrong and it makes me sad b/c I feel like it’s telling me that I am, indeed, not a “genious”.

  10. Stefanie

    Confession: I always spell weird wrong. I mix up the i and the e.

    I am pretty sure I would end up doing the same thing with the Spirit of the Marathon, which is why I haven’t bothered with it. I have the attention span of a fruit fly, so if it’s hasn’t grabbed my attention right out of the gate. I am done with it. At least you were honest about it!

  11. I liked Spirit of the Marathon as well as Running the Sahara. I thought they were both really well done movies and made me want to run a marathon more than ever. I guess everyone is different – no shame in that confession 🙂

    • My friend told me it gets better when they get to the actual marathon part. So I guess I should have hung around longer. I might try it again another time.

  12. That’s a really good idea with the car key and hair tie! My confession is that I have about $300 worth of clothes in several shopping carts online right now. I’m waiting for the right moment to tell hubs. Maybe when he is sleeping? 😉

  13. David

    We went to an 80’s party a new neighbor was throwing on Saturday. The confession: most of my outfit was stuff I kept from the 80’s.

    http://www.tekdezign.com/images/dar_dave.jpg

  14. Hi! I am visiting from Michelle’s blog but I guess I can make a confession: I liked Spirit of the marathon so much that I bought in on iTunes, and then went ahead and got it on DVD. I have probably watched it about 15 times. But I have to admit that the first time I saw it I was kind of bored, until it got to the parts involving Deena Kastor and the actual marathon parts.