Thursday, August 10, 2006

Breaking news: So much for the tempo run

As most of us know, London officials have arrested more than 20 people in uncovering a terror plot. Pretty frightening stuff. I was snoozing when a co-worker (and friend and reader of this blog) called me to tell me about the news. Long story short, I ended up working, on and off, from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., on our news site, then flopped into bed, hoping to sneak an hour of sleep, then get in my tempo run, then get in the office at 8 to continue chasing the story...

Uh, yeah. I woke up at 6 all right, only to hit snooze. I ended up skipping my morning run, figuring I was too tired to run and had a long day of work...

Luckily, having worked three hours before going to work, I managed to leave work after a whopping seven hours. Let me tell you, when I got home, the bed was the most comfortable looking thing in the world. I got 15 minute laydown, then decided between resting tonight and running tomorrow, which is my rest day before the big weekend runs...

I dragged my sorry ass downstairs, and went for a 10K run (6.1 miles) and even though I started fatigued (first two Ks were 5:34 and 5:23) and with a side stitch, I ended strong (last two Ks were 4:50 and 4:31) with a negative split... I find that encouraging somehow that I can do a 51 minute 'slow' 10K when i'm exhausted.

The trail is going great. Here's another shot. The flower beds are in (you'll have to click on the picture for a zoom-in) and the lawn will go in tomorrow. I'll take more closeups when I go down to the water for dinner. They're building an 'Arc De Triomphe' made up of bicycle parts... where do my property tax dollars go, I wonder sometimes..


2 comments:

Arcaner said...

Wow. That trail is going in fast!

yumke said...

it's finished this morning. i ran on it and it was wonderful!