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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Very Bad Weekend Update

I shouldn't be like that.  Sunday wasn't too bad.  Saturday, though, was pure hell. 

When we have a long run like we did this past weekend, basically any and all plans for the entire weekend revolve around running.  Earlier in the season, it's not a huge deal, but once we get into August, marathon training is up to 18+ miles and we're starting to wake up before 4:00am, so we really have to be very focused on our runs.  This week was no different from any of our other long mileage runs of the past few years, we eat pasta the night before, sit out all of our clothes so that we can get ready in the fastest time possible, etc.  The problem was the weather, and so we ended up postponing our run.

I had no idea.  I really did not know or realize how much I need running to keep myself sane on days where I wake up at 3:45am.  My body was angry at me and it was like the crazy person that lives in my brain had taken over and the normal me had decided to remain dormant for the whole day.  I can honestly say I had an emotional meltdown partway through the (long) morning, caused in part by the fact that I could not get myself back to sleep.  I had the energy to go run, but I couldn't because now the run was on Sunday.  Eventually, I was too tired to have an emotional anything, and I couldn't try to sleep any more because I didn't want to risk not being able to fall asleep at night.

Basically, Saturday was a bad day.

Sunday, not so bad.  We did the same thing all over again, with much better results.  I was normal.  Things were normal.  I took a nap in the afternoon because apparently The Other Boleyn Girl is an excellent choice to put us to sleep. 

And then of course, I had to get up to go to work on Monday, so I spent the weekend basically getting far too little sleep.  But I ran 14 miles on Sunday in beautiful, cool, sunny weather.  So, I guess it's all worth it.

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