Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Week of Unimpressiveness

This week has been chock FULL of lackluster training.

Running in circles around the track isn't very motivating
Monday: 2 miles with lots of rest breaks around the HS track
Tuesday: 4 miles on the Greenway trail (actually this wasn't too bad)
Wednesday: Big Goose Egg. The vaGiants winning Game 1 of the World Series made me physically ill.
Thursday: 3 miles on the treadmill. Blah, but better than nothing.

I'm registered for the LA County Half Marathon on December 12th and so far I'm unintentionally putting in a minimal amount of effort to train for it. I always want to do my best in any race so I hope this Stella gets her groove back over the weekend, if not sooner.

I'll be racing in a local 5K in Whittier and want to finish not too far behind BD's 27 minutes. Maybe all this non-training will mean my legs will be rested and ready to crush a PR.

Besides being plagued by guilt for not training, I'm barely keeping my head above water surviving the work week and getting ready for the Halloween festivities.



  1. Mine was going pretty well, but the wheels came off today. I was planning on going to one of my running groups, but yesterdays 3.2 took a toll on me, and when it rained this afternoon, I took it as a sign that I needed an off day! No running tomorrow either, I need to crosstrain some.

  2. Sounds like this is what your body needs... I bet you will rock that race!!

  3. I think it would be really really hard to do mileage at a HS track. I mean running around in ovals??? Blech. Likewise for the treadmill. Perhaps that's why it was rather lackluster for you. At least you got out there and did something, though! I'm proud of you for that. That's what I've been so bad about. I do my long runs like clock work, but I seem to suck at the week day runs.

    Glad you are trying spaghetti squash - let me know how it goes!!! =)