So we moved to CA in mid-February. I’m sure I spent about a month moping around feeling sorry for my unemployed self and also getting annoyed that I was not finding job postings for what I went to grad school for. For the last 4 months worked part-time job as a behavior therapist and for the last 3 months or so I have also been working in a running store.
But at last, I can stop asking this:
I’ll be working full-time, still in the behavior therapy field, but I will have the opportunity to utilize more of my school psychology training. I’m excited!
Back to running.
The week of September 3rd:
Monday: Short 3ish mile hike. We waited too long to leave for this hike, it got hot, the main fire road had been paved, it didn’t feel like a hike; we were miserable.
Tuesday: AM- 6 mile fun run from the running store, avg pace: 9:39.
PM- Trackwork: 10x400m (400 rest). Goal pace 1:51, I ran them 1:44-1:49. Total: 6.04 mi.
Thursday: Ran 5.6 hilly miles/4.16 at tempo pace (8:25, 8:44, 8:36, 8:38 + .16@ 8:31). Goal pace 8:38.
Saturday: Long Run: 10.09 mi/avg pace 9:32.
Totals: Ran 27.76 mi, hiked 3.18.
I’ve done two weeks of the hundred pushups program. Week 3 is a little delayed, because I am weak and because I didn’t feel like doing pushups after track the other night, so I might go back and repeat the last day of week 2 and properly start Week 3 at the beginning of next week.
Since we’re half-through this week, I might as well post on that too.
Week of September 10th:
Tuesday: AM- 3 miles of trail run/walk in my Mizuno trail shoes for some running store footage.
Tuesday PM- Trackwork: 7x800m (90 sec rest). Goal was 3:47, I ran them in 3:39-3:42. It would have been 8, but we were kicked off the track during the 6th one for a college soccer game, and we were being given the hairy eyeball during the 7th. I didn’t want to be yelled at. Total: 4.9 miles.
Wednesday- 5.36 mi fun run from the running store at night/avg pace 9:17
Will probably run or bike tomorrow morning and I haven’t decided what I’m doing this weekend yet. Our new couch is being delivered and the actual delivery time will determine my physical activity. I hate delivery windows. Also, why isn’t there a weeknight delivery option for when people are actually home?
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I’m currently debating whether to do this Leona Valley trail race. It’s only 2 weeks away. I mentioned this one back before we moved to CA in this post, and part of it is on the Pacific Crest Trail. It wouldn’t be a “race” for me so much as a fast hike/slower run because there is a fair amount of elevation change. It would be good practice for the upcoming Griffith Park Trail half marathon in mid-November, though. Actually, this elevation might be worse than the Griffith Park race.
All I have on my calendar right now is a [road] half marathon on November 4th, and the trail half on November 17th (it was a free entry!). Apparently last month’s cross country races weren’t enough to satisfy the race itch.