Sunday, May 29, 2011

It’s All in the Numbers

I’ve got a big training week coming up including:

Tomorrow: Bolder Boulder 10K
Sunday 6/5: Longmont Sprint Tri

Neither of these are my “A” races, just part of my overall half ironman training.

Strange for a girl like me, I but I do not have a 10K PR time. I don’t run many 10Ks, and always do them with my kids. Tomorrow, I will actually run by myself. Along with 50,000 other people. I am not in my tip top running shape, but I’m going to push it and see what happens.  I’ve got my playlist ready to roll. I call it “Beth’s Bolder Boulder” because I am creative that way:

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Yeah, so it’s 1.4 hours of songs – hopefully will not be needing all of that time. Unless the poop fairy visits mid-race.

And, before you dis the Canon in D Power Music Workout, you should hear it. The processional in our wedding was to Pachebel, so it’s always got a special place in my heart. And, now, I can run to it!

In last week’s training I pulled back for a nice dose of recovery. Only 7 hours of training including 2 runs, 2 swims, 2 bikes. In addition, other weekly stats:

# of falls off of bike: 2 (I only wrote about one of them)

# of masters swims attempted: 1

# of son’s baseball games attended: 4

# of dinners cooked: 6

# of trips to Chipotle: 1

# of times I cried: 4 (post-masters swim, end of year slideshow, neighbor’s graduation, fall off bike)

# of times I cussed in front of my children (usually in the car, I love road rage): 5

# of times to Starbucks: 4

# of pissy comments I got on Facebook: 1

# of times I was the tooth fairy: 1

# of servings of almond butter: 6

# of dumps: 4 (yep, I never said I was regular)

 

About to do #5 if you know what I mean,

SUAR

26 comments:

  1. Who did the pissy comment on Facebook?

    I'll put them on the no fly list ... and I'll get them to send you the pat-down video at the airport (fun to watch for the whole family!)

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  2. BTW good luck on the run tomorrow

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  3. Good luck with your race...I love the name! :)

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  4. You're creative that way! Ha!

    Im going to have to check out this Cannon in D power workout! Dang.....my computer crashed so I can't download it and then I dropped my ipod down the port o potty hole before my 10k this morning. I'm a good mom though so my kids witnessed no foul language of course....

    Hope you have a great race Beth! Have fun, run hard! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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  5. I never did get to run the Bolder Boulder. My brother ran it every year and we would all go cheer him on. But when I started running my parents were fizzled out and never came to my races so they never gave me a ride to the Bolder Boulder. stupid.

    Good luck. Bummer about not being regular..one of my fav parts to every day. What kind of pissy fb comments do you get?
    And I went to Chipotle this week too. I'm always amazed at how I can put down an entire chicken burrito from there but I've learned not to try to do a tempo run an hour after consuming one.

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  6. Good luck at the 10K tomorrow! I don't think you need QUITE that many songs on your playlist! I am all about nontraditional music to run to, though. That was my processional as well - definitely going to look that up!

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  7. Maybe if you ran every day you could get things moving…there's also Smooth Move tea from Traditional Medicinals :) I stay away from bulk-forming laxatives…they really stop me up.
    Those races with 50,000 other people are so … crowded! I hope you have a great run and get your groove on with that playlist :) And you ARE going PR on this one!

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  8. Lots of my favourite running songs on your playlist there :O) Good luck with your 10k!

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  9. I hope you win Boulder to Boulder. I believe in you.

    Um, interesting playlist. I never wear an ipod during a race, but never do a training run without it.

    #of poops for me last week: 14. I am very regular.

    Have fun tomorrow.

    p.s. please join Twitter. It's microblogging and can be fun. I will give you crap all day long. No wait, oh I get it, you are afraid that I'll be wittier than you.

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  10. Good luck tomorrow...I'll look for you....BAHHAHHHAHH

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  11. # of awesome responses on Facebook: 1

    I think I need to add to your snarky comments on Facebook total....let me see what I can come up with.

    And I am with ChrisK....get on THE TWITTER.

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  12. Aw, love Pachelbel's Canon in D...was played at my wedding too! (never tried running to it though!)

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  13. Good luck, good luck.... GOOOOoooooOD Luck!!!!

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  14. oooh! My HIM is on 05 June. Have a great race!

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  15. So, you've got me beat in every numbers category except poops (and maybe cussing - I drive A LOT). I'm at 12, I think, although I don't usually count (although I will NOW).

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  16. Good luck with you race! Love the playlist - I have a lot of those songs on my running playlist, anything that makes me want to dance makes me want to run!

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  17. I always love checking out other workout playlists. Let me just suggest this song (if you really want to run hard enough to PUKE!) I always end a run with this.
    READY, SET, GO..by Ben Gidsjoy Have a great race!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your list. There's a few songs I never thought to use but could work. :)

    Wishing you speedy feet!

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  19. Anon - thanks! Must mean you are boring for taking the time to read it.

    Or jealous that you probably have no blog and no readers and no name.

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