|Bubbling away in the basement....|
WED.-12mi. -- 8mi. (a.m.) -- Ladder Intervals at CHS track. 1min/2min/3min/2min/1min/2min/3min with equal time recoveries, all repeats @ 3K-5K pace. Felt pretty decent. Had to "battle" girls field hockey team jogging/walking on inside 3 lanes. Annoying. //// 4mi. (p.m.) -- easy run around after putting out signs for final WTAC Fun Run. I opted to just watch everyone else suffer through the mile, given the state of my legs.
THU.-10mi.-- easy run around Carolina Mgmt Area. Started out intending to do an easy 5 or so but my legs felt good. It is so nice to run without caring about mileage, pace, location, etc--just wander around. I miss carefree running of trails.
FRI.- 10mi. -- ran from Indigo Point down to Charlestown Breachway and Green Hill Pond area. 2 mile w/u, 6 miles @ MP, 2 mile c/d. Felt harder than it should've.
SAT.-5mi. -- easy afternoon wandering, over 8:00 pace.
SUN.-20mi. -- Pawcatuck and Ashaway Rivers Tour. Sofa King lazy this morning- set alarm for 0500, hit snooze 4 times, didn't get out the door until just before 0800. A fun run in which I managed to hit three different preserves (Grills Sanctuary, Riverwood, and Flora Whitley) to access the two rivers as much as possible. Felt great until I kind of bonked the very final mile. Crushed 2 glasses of OJ, 2 powdered donuts, a PB & J sandwich and 2 bananas when I got home. BOOM!!
TOTAL: 72 miles
|Marathon training mantra if there |
ever was one.
Speaking of education, which is related to running because it is about to seriously hamper my efforts, I'm actually really excited to shake up some things this year. Started weird stuff last year and about to blow it up and flip things upside down and inside out -- flipped classroom and active learning, problem based units. Responsibility is all on the kids to learn, I just act as, essentially, a GPS unit by giving them a final "destination" and guide them along the way with feedback and super creative activities, models, and real-life problems to solve. Lecturing and then having students "practice" before they take a test is for suckers. Done with that. Learn by doing, not by listening to an "expert". They don't need me to disseminate information. Boring and NOT effective. Standard instruction makes me hate my job. Although a lot more work than "normal teaching", this will definitely be more fun and more real. And I keeps sh*t real.....really real!
Anyway, 4 straight weeks over 70 and I'm feeling good. Wish I could just run my marathon next week. Just have to be smart and keep plugging along until 6 October at Smuttynose. I'm certainly trying to civilize my mind (always) and make savage my body.