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I'm on week 8 of my 12-week half-marathon training plan, and on Wednesday I suffered a minor setback, like your mom. Like - like your MOM is the minor setback, not like she suffered one on Wednesday. That's what I'm getting at. There was a setback, and I hit it, like I hit YOUR MOM.

My weekly mileage is up to 24 miles, which is two shy of the goal I'd like to attain and maintain (five, six, five, ten), and I've been using a calorie counter to do a base goal of 1520 calories a day. Stop me when you see the problem.

... I've been doing this for two months.

So on Wednesday, when my plan was to run six miles, four at a tempo pace, I made my first mistake, which was to eat two pieces of toast with peanut butter and honey for breakfast, and then my second mistake was to go out to run, on August 31st in Memphis, at one o'clock pip emma, under the clear blue open sky. This was not a wise decision, but I did pull out an 8:02 mile before I collapsed and had to call Suboshi to come get me.

This led to some conferencing with my running parner-in-crime, the Alibee, and we used some SCIENTIFIC METHOD to look at our SCIENTIFIC RUNNING PLAN, and our conclusion was: dumbasses with overtraining and undereating, also dumbasses. Ever since upping the mileage past fifteen a week, we really, REALLY ought to have increased the caloric intake to account for those longer runs (burninating some serious stores in our bodies).

I decided on Wednesday, after sitting with a cold wet towel on my head and drinking all the water ever, that I was going to take the rest of the week off, then start over on Monday with a re-do of Week 8: three miles, six with four at tempo, three, and ten.

So today I have not run, although today would be my twelve-mile day. I feel odd. "RUNNING MEEJIT RUNNING FREE" is one of my default away messages on IM. Not being a running meejit running free is ... well, maybe doing some laundry will help.

I did, however, do a hell of a lot of crawling around on the floor this morning, because THAT GUP NEEDED GETTIN'!

Date: 2011-09-02 09:36 pm (UTC)
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HA HA whoops. :( I DO NOT WANT YOU TO DIE PLZ NOT TO BE DIEING :(

Date: 2011-10-06 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thewayupward.livejournal.com
MeeJ, do you remember a young Karen-snoo from Singapore?

I'm not very good at emails (but have got better over the MAYBE THREE OR FOUR YEARS since we last spoke) but am still at the same email address - defenestratedly AT gmail. And have creepily, QED, found your new blog! (did EVERYONE leave livejournal?! why?)

More excitingly, I am (sort of) in your neck of the woods for the year - or at least on the same continent as you, which is a VAST improvement. I'm grad-schooling it up in the US of A - it's nice here!!! - before I go home next summer to be a grown-up working snoo. But I just wanted to say hello! :D

If you are ever on the EAST COAST you should look me up. Or maybe I should get myself over to the DEEP SOUTH?! How are you these days, meej? Your young snoo is all grown up and at large in the world and misses you. It is so good to see that you are still running ridiculous distances and writing and being excited and exciting and in general being an awesome superhero. What have you been up to! :D

much love from a prodigal snoo <3

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