Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Rainy Ole Day

I'm sleepy. As in, if I put my head on the desk, I WILL fall asleep.

I have no reason to be sleepy. I got plenty of sleep last night.

Maybe it has something to do with the 18 miles on Sunday. Maybe it's the rainy weather outside the window. Maybe it's the huge lunch I had a little while ago.

Regardless, I need to wake up so that I can go do some mile repeats after work. I don't like doing speedwork so soon after such a long run, but I'm only going to be doing 3 miles, so it shouldn't be so bad. I don't want to do it later in the week because of my upcoming half-marathon on Saturday. Normally, speed work shouldn't be part of a race week anyways, but since this race isn't the one I'm working toward I'm not really concerned.

Although I do want to run it faster than I did last year. I guess we'll see what happens.

I just don't feel very motivated today. I'll go do the run, but really? I'd prefer to be spending this whole day back home, in bed, with my cat, watching movies. I suppose I should be thankful. There could be a day when I'm some pregnant woman on bedrest who would love nothing more than to spend a whole day out of bed...

I think I'll run outside today. I have never minded running on treadmills in the past, but for some reason during this marathon training season I've been avoiding them as much as possible. I do prefer to use them for speedwork since I can force myself to stay on pace, but when it comes to mile repeats I feel like I need to be outside.

The rain has cooled things off. It's a plan. Mile repeats outside. Then I'll go home and be lazy (and do laundry since today's running shorts/sports bra/socks are the last clean ones I've got).


*aron* said...

have fun at mile repeats :) too bad the stupid sky turned black!

Chris said...

I always enjoy the early fall rainy days, but I swear they increase my desire to sleep on my desk 10 fold! Gah.