first week back after spring break hit me like a bus, as always. highlights:
–> i picked out my courses for next term (we register next week). a chamber music lit class, a seminar on the songs of liszt, and a seminar on rhythm & meter studies. i’m going to drown in work, but damn those are some good classes.
–> this is the first week of my training cycle with of a five-day running split. M-Th are consecutive running days, with rest days on either end of my saturday long run. thus today was Day 4 of consecutive runs, and besides some nagging tendonitis, i feel good!
–> yesterday’s speedwork consisted of three rounds of mile repeats: one mile at goal pace (7:00), half-mile jog. add in warm-up and cool-down and it was six miles total work. my repeat splits were 6:45, 6:45, 6:48. who am i. i know they were on a treadmill, but i have never run sub-7:00 miles before, so i was pretty excited.
–> i have a ton of work to do this weekend. which means i need to not get semi-rhabdo again on saturday.
–> to make sure of that, i have been drinking powerade zero like crazy because (a) it’s on super-duper-sale this week, (b) i’m terrible at staying hydrated, and (c) unless i’m running or singing, i hate water. so 32 oz. of powerade zero per day will hopefully keep me more hydrated to begin with. and maybe i won’t spend saturday afternoon/evening curled up and spasming.
–> i’ve had a lot on my mind lately and not enough time to write it down or sort it out. it’s frustrating.
–> my bench was crap today but my squats are finally starting to feel solid. i’ll take what i can get. and tomorrow’s deadlift day – my favorite day!