Thursday, March 11, 2010

Three Things Thursday

In the past, I've avoided these "templates" for blog posts, primarily because with my ever running mouth and thought process, I had no shortage of material. Now, with time being in such demand, I'm rather liking the framework of this one, and no doubt others will follow. Without much further ado, here are my "things":

1. The Weekend

What a beautiful weekend we had! Saturday, after Matthew's game, I went down to the park by the Chattahoochee to get my 6 mile run in. It just so happened that a friend of ours was doing her long run there as well. When I pulled up, she was near mile fifteen of day. Before she made a pit stop, I asked her what pace she was running, figuring I could join her for the last 5-6 miles of her run. She said: "7:45". LOL... I told her to go on. That was my interval pace. I took off down the trail, and she caught up with me after a mile or so. We then split up again so she could head down Columns Drive on the five mile loop. At the end of my run, I met her coming back and finished up my last half mile at her pace. Now, that's what I call finishing strong! Christina is shooting for a 3:15 marathon in London. She's hit 3:16 in both of her last two marathons.

Dee Dee and I rode outside together on Sunday. It was a great way to wrap up recovery week.

2. Back at It!

After reffing the adult league Sunday night, my legs were shot. I did not feel rested at all Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday night is interval night for me on the bike. I was really dreading the workout, but I thought I would give it my best shot. To make a long story short, all the worry was for nothing. I did my 3x8 intervals in Zone 4 with no problem. This is a recurring theme in long triathlon training BTW. You shake off that sluggishness and fatigue after the warm up, and you feel like a million bucks. I'm ready to drop down to 2 intervals next week. I just need to decide if they are going to be 10 minute or 12 minutes in length. I'm thinking I'll start at 10!

3. Weekend Plans

My weekend plans are in a state of flux. Matthew got his ref license and got assigned some games Saturday morning. Originally, I had planned to run a 5K this weekend, now it is in doubt. With Dee Dee working the late shift at the communications center, I am the only one that can help Matthew do what he wants to do. Right now, it looks like rain this weekend, so I may make it to the race after all. What ever happens, I'm off to Savannah by 9:30-ish or so to pick up Jimmy and take him to see Georgia Southern. It's going to be a long one...

The swim and run last night is just about killing me! I really need to get my butt outta bed and do one of these in the morning. Have a great weekend, y'all!

Wes

13 comments:

Jon Gilchrist said...

i like that "FInish Strong" business.....keep it up Wes!

teacherwoman said...

way to finish strong! Keep it up and have a great weekend!

Jess said...

Wow a 3:15 marathon. That is something I can only dream about. Nice job finishing strong with her at the end!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Nice strong finish. Wow, 3:15 sounds insane at the moment, but my goal is to hit 3:20 by years end. (I have my work cut out for me.)

LBTEPA said...

you have a great weekend too Wes and DeeDee

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
You sound super busy!! I am glad that you had some nice workouts:) By the way...you should be tired...you are going non-stop!

Holy crap, who and the hell seriously runs a 3:15 marathon? Christina sounds like a gifted runner:)

Wes, I hope that you have a great weekend!!

Jess said...

I can't imagine a 3:15 marathon! Nice job finishing strong with her!

Michelle said...

Have a great weekend!!

Lisa said...

Way to pick it up at the end of that run and finish strong.

Good luck with your weekend logistics

Molly said...

You shake off that sluggishness and fatigue after the warm up, and you feel like a million bucks.

SO true! I can't even say how many workouts lately I've started and thought "I'm not going to make it to the end, I'm going to have to tell Liz I was too tired" and then I felt great 30 minutes later!

Carolina John said...

come up to greenville and help us pack and move this weeekend. nothing in flux about that!

Missy said...

Finish strong...I must remember that today. Got to race in this crap cold rain. Hang tough this weekend, sounds quite busy.

Scott Keeps Running said...

It sure sounds like you enjoy reffing. I wish I were in an area that had organized sports...I just might think about doing that too. Sounds like a great thing to do.