Another gloomy week…

It’s supposed to rain again all week here in Memphis… I am so sick of the rain!! I had planned on doing my 8 miler long run today but when the alarm went off and I got up to feed Sadie, all I could hear was POURING rain! Pouring so bad that my patio was flooded and Sadie wouldn’t even go out to go potty. So needless to say, my still sleepy self took that as a sign to go back to be and do speed work on the treadmill later. Fast forward about 2 hours and I am back up getting ready to run. And now of course it’s just cloudy and not pouring rain anymore but it’s too hot and humid to attempt the 8 miler. Boo. :( So I get onto my computerized training plan, switch some stuff around and decide to do a 5 mile speed work session on the treadmill and save my 8 miler until Thursday (just like last week).

For the speed work, I did a fartleck run called 5-4-3-2-1. I know I have explained this before but basically you run hard for 5 mins then recover at a slower pace for a set amount of time (I do 2 mins) then run hard again for 4 mins, recover for 2, and so on. I did it 1 1/2 times to finish my 5 miles. I LOVE this run! It’s so fun! Definitely try it if you need a change!

The rest of the day I am cooped up inside studying for a huge test on Friday. Taking lots of study breaks and consuming a lot of caffeine! Haha! Hope ya’ll have a wonderful Tuesday and first day of fall!! I have a fun TV line up tonight consisting of The Biggest Loser, 90210, and Melrose Place!


  1. Seriously, who trained you? Or did you train yourself??

    I haven't quite stepped into the world of DVR or Tivo yet :( So I miss so much TV!!

  2. It sounds like you're never going to get out of this rain! Have a great Tuesday!!

  3. Gah! I love the fact that Biggest Loser is on again! Every tues I rush home, throw on my pjs, hop on the couch and tell Jas for the next two hours I will be incoherent, lol :) Great job keeping up with your training, I'm so proud of you!

    Be careful with that rain! I hear that practically all of the south is flooding, yikes!