Poignant Irrelevance

Monday, July 30, 2007

last week i felt run-down (no pun intended). the abbreviated sleeping schedule and lack of quality sleep, both resulting from long work hours, cuts sharply into everything else i attempt to accomplish. and that bleeds into the following week until i can replentish the tank.

i had my first 20-miler of the program scheduled for saturday but i knew i wasn't going to get it done. maybe i'll be able to insert it into an upcoming week?

i was still able to get in 48 miles. hopefully i can keep it together until my normal sleeping schedule resumes next week.

the 2nd toe on my right foot is just barely longer than my big toe. its getting pretty beat up under this mileage. i'm not sure its worthly of going up another half size just for that foot though. hmm.

i'm starting to get concerned about the lack of marathon-paced workouts on this program. obviously these guys know what they are doing though so i will try not to worry about it.

in other news, anything under a 10- to 12-miler is starting to feel like an 'easy' day.

and finally, i knew my post about feeling liberated would come back to haunt me! i'm starting to eat as much as i run so the weight loss is stalling. i guess i should start to crack down a bit.


  • It's great that a 10 - 12 mile run feels like an 'easy' day for you, that means you are training well. Keep it up and don't worry about the weight----the reason why we run is so we can eat as many Peppermint Patties as we want, right? :)

    By Anonymous aprilanne, at 10:05 PM  

  • As a professional shoe fitting specialist who just happened across your page and toe comment, I just wanted to point out that you probably should go up a half size. You should always fit your shoes to your bigger foot and your longest toe. It's better to have your shoes be a little bit too big on one foot than too short. You can use a tongue pad in the shoe of the smaller foot if necessary.
    Try going to Fleet Feet or SHOES-n-FEET for a professional shoe fitting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:09 PM  

  • i can't remember if i told you this before or not, but my mom can tell when i'm running a lot b/c i'm (in her words) "bigger." um. yeah. i was a little pissed to hear this...but it's true. i have this theory that my body likes a certain amount of body fat so even when i gain muscle i keep the fat. therefore i am bigger. i do look (and am!) bigger when i run a lot! i just am so hungry!!! and i know i'm not alone in this b/c the other people in my running group had the same experiences. i asked one guy0have you lost weight since we started marathon training? answer: no...but i can eat a whole box of cheez-its!

    By Blogger Audrey, at 10:44 PM  

  • Amputation is the obvious answer. For the toe, not for the sleeping or hunger.

    By Blogger M@rla, at 9:01 AM  

  • You're in the Twin Cities, aren't you? I hope this bridge disaster has nothing to do with you and yours. Let us know how you are!

    By Blogger Helen, at 1:34 PM  

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