I must have looked as bad as I felt, because Niamh basically sent me to bed before 9 o’clock. This is almost funny, because on several evenings I would have liked to go to bed earlier but wanted to spend some time with Niamh instead; after all, that’s the only time we really have to spend together. If I had realised that she preferred me to catch up on sleep, I would have done so. Anyway, I did read for a few minutes and then was fast asleep before even 9:30, and as a result got close to 8 hours of sleep before the alarm went off at 5 o’clock. The difference this made was amazing, I was almost reborn today, not just for the run (though that had gone very well, too), but for the entire day. I’ll heed that lesson. Sleep is vital.
I have noticed that I’m getting fewer comments than I used to, which is obviously related to the fact that I’m writing a lot fewer comments on other people’s blogs. I just don’t have the time at the moment. I’m still reading all those blogs via bloglines, but mostly as a lurker. I’ll definitely keep my own blog going, it keeps me honest, and reading all those running blogs is a very big part of keeping me motivated to do my own training. I’m sure there will be a time when I can participate a bit more actively again, most likely when Maia is a little bit older.
The temperatures have picked up considerably since last weekend, it’s now around 10C/50F again, but with plenty of wind and the occasional rain shower. Tomorrow’s forecast is pretty bad, I expect to get wet. On Wednesday a torrential downpour had started just as I was about to leave for my run. It made me wait 5 minutes until the worst was over, but of course I got cold and wet early on. If the weather people are right, tomorrow will be at least as bad. Wish me luck.
- 28 Nov
- 17 miles, 2:11:48, 7:45 pace, HR 143
last 5 in 36:40 @ 7:22, last mile in 7:08
- 29 Nov
- 10 miles, 1:17:45, 7:46 pace, HR 139