Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Girl's night, memorial day and rainy run!

Friday night I met up with some girls for drinks before heading to see Sex and the City 2!  I had never had a Cosmopolitan (SATC favorite drink) so I ordered one.  I honestly don't even really remember how it tasted because I was too busy talking to the girls!



The movie was pretty good - the theater was PACKED with women.  I only saw two men in the whole place!! 

Saturday morning I got up and went to the track.  There wasn't any one there when I started my warm up but soon a few more people showed up and started using the track.  I copied Aron's track workout from last week and did 12x400m broken into two sets - 8x400m and 4x400m.  For recovery I rested for 1:30 between each repeat and then 4 minutes between the two sets.  It was a lot easier to maintain the same pace over the course of the workout because I wasn't running the recoveries.  I think it would be something to work up to - to be able to job the recoveries and still run fast for the workout.  I was able to hit my 200m split about the same for every interval, it was just the second 200m where I slowed down.  I was just happy I was able to run all the intervals at a consistent pace.

First set - 1:34, 1:27, 1:28, 1:30, 1:29, 1:30, 1:29, 1:30
Second set - 1:29, 1:29, 1:30, 1:33

Sunday I got lazy and didn't run and I regretted it.  I slept in and so didn't get out in time to beat the heat.  I thought about going out for a run in the evening but just couldn't fit it in because I was waiting for the movers to come for my roommate.  After the movers moved my roommate out, I had them move my dresser over to Brian's apartment because I don't have room for it at my parents.  Just a few boxes left and I will be out of my apartment!

Monday I woke up at 7am and headed out for a longer run.  I was sweating so much because it was sunny and hot!  It got up to almost 90F here yesterday and was hard to be outside.  Brian and I did go to the Memorial Day parade in town in the morning and watch all the veterans march.


By mid afternoon Monday the rain came and poured down.  This morning I woke up and it was still raining.  I got in 3.2 slow miles and was soaking wet by the time I got home.  I took it easy because I have a race on Thursday!  It is the Corporate Challenge that companies around my area participate in every year.  There are usually about 11,000 runners and walkers for the 3.5 mile course.  Hopefully it wont be too hot!


Happy Tuesday!

14 comments:

Marlene said...

Sounds like a pretty great weekend! Can't wait to see SATC2... hmm, a Cosmo sounds like a good idea!

Great job on the track workout and rainy morning run!

Suzy said...

Good job getting out there in the rain! GL on Thursday! I can't wait to read about the Corporate Challenge. Yours is so big.

Alee said...

Just stopping by to let you know I gave you an award on my blog!

marathonmaiden said...

awesome track workout. you're making me feel guilty about blowing it off for so long! and way to get out there in the rain. i used to consider myself hardcore but there's a chance of rain today and i'm thinking "i don't want to run in this!" haha

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

If you didn't notice how your Cosmo tasted that must mean that it was made well! Sometimes they can taste a little too boozy (at least for me), but when they are made right, they are delish! :) Glad you had a good time w/ your girlfriends!

I skipped my run on Sunday as well. I just wasn't feeling it and decided to make it yet anothe rest day and ran 10 miles on Monday morning. I was pretty exhausted after that run as it was pretty toasty by the time I Finished!

Meghan said...

Just found your blog - love to see another runner on here! Now following!

Staci Dombroski said...

How fun to hang out with the girls!! I hope you have a wonderful week :)

onelittletrigirl said...

Cosmo's are my favorite!!!

Amy said...

Sounds like a great weekend! That movie is getting such bad reviews, but all of my friends have been loving it! I must see it!

misszippy said...

I think you and I would be a good match on the track based on your splits (although I hate quarters!).

I need to see SATC still. Glad you enjoyed it.

Her Name is Rio said...

Glad you had a great weekend! I like Cosmos- they are a happy drink. They even look happy!
Great splits!

Jamie said...

Sounds like a good weekend! Nice job on the running!

Glenn Jones said...

That's an impressive workout J. For what it's worth, when I run intervals with my track club, our coach insists that we rest during the rest step. No running. I *do* think it makes it easier, but that's part of the reason for an interval workout. Get that heart aove a certain range for a maximum amount of time. If you jog during the recovery, you are actually not going to get your heart rate up high for longer. Kind of counter intuitive huh?

runnernic.com said...

way to get out and run in the rain! that was me today on my lunch break! <3