Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday Tuesday

Don’t you love Tuesdays that feel like Monday? I sure do. Yesterday was a nice day off. I slept in until 9, then got up and did some serious lounging until like 12:30 when G got out of bed. Then we got all layered up and headed to his mom’s neck of the woods – Leroy (about an hour north). They had 18 inches of snow! We went to Girdled reservation which is part of the Lake County Metroparks and took a 5 mile hike in foot deep snow. It was TOUGH. My legs were really screaming by the time we looped to come back. Lots of steps and hills. I was so impressed at G’s mom for being able to keep up with us. To give you an idea of how tough it was, it took us over 2 hours to cover 5 miles! There were some rest stops involved. There were lots of cross country skiers on the trail, but we were the only walkers. By the time we got done, all hope for bike class was gone, it was too late. So, we went to dinner and I had some super yummy potato soup AND some super yummy baileys in my coffee. Mmm mmmm good. Got home around 8 and totally bonked into bed with the dogs and watched 8 Mile on VH1. I love me some Eminem. But I was asleep before 10.

This morning Brock and I met for a 5 mile recovery run. I thought that I might do my tempo run this morning, but my legs are tired after being on them for 4 days straight. So, just a recovery run and then it really started snowing on us half way through. It was beautiful. No so pretty on the way to work that took twice as long though. It’s snow people, we live in Cleveland, learn to drive in it!

I have a swim lesson after work in Brecksville. Tracie and I are going together. We signed up for 3. I hope they help and get me back into swimming mode. I am feeling pretty fatigued. Last week I covered 26 miles, which is only a few miles more than normal, I tend to run about 20-22 miles a week. But my legs are worn out, probably from all the snow running and balancing they’ve had to do. I can’t decide if I want to go to my bike class tomorrow. I wanted to go on Monday so my legs had plenty of time to rest up. I have that Half this weekend and I’d like to do a good job. It’s going to be tough and I want to feel fresh. So, I am afraid if I hit up the bike class and then do speed work on Thurs I will be sore. I hate to skip the class though. Decisions, Decisions. If I do skip the class, I will still ride my trainer at home for an hour or go to spin class Wed morning.

Thursday night some gals and I are going to see the movie – The Spirit of the Marathon – it’s supposed to be good. So, that should be fun.


DaisyDuc said...

Wouldn't hurt to skip cycling this week. That class really does fatigue the legs and it is possible you will not be fully recovered by Saturday.

Maybe I am just making myself feel better as I made the decision that it would be wise for me to skip this week!

triguyjt said...

good advice from daisyduc..

baileys in the coffee...gonna see if i can sneak some baileys in the brides tea!!

props on the tough trekking through the snow...


Kim said...

I would skip the Thursday class. You've run the course for the 1/2 marathon right? Lots of hills.

Joshua Middleton said...

Enjoy the movie! Get your ass to that class!


Brian said...

Wow. If daisy says she's going to skip it, you'd better skip it. I kid her that she doesn't know the meaning of the word taper.

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