Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Take me out to the Brrr game

Today I called in a personal day and went to a Cubs game in the middle of the day. My friend had an extra ticket since this was a re-scheduled game. There's nothing like sitting in a nearly empty Wrigley Field, watching the cubbies lose (what they do best!), enjoying a beer, and my friend's company at 1pm on a Wednesday! A very nice way to spend an afternoon even if it was a little chilly.

Before the game I had my last speed work session before M-Day (only 11 days away!) 8 miles with 3 x 1600 m at 5K pace. Ruh roh... I'm always nervous before any sort of speed work but the anxiety increases tenfold when I see the mile repeats. I'm happy to report my nerves were for naught; I nailed the intervals!

mile 1: 7:54
mile 2: 8:03 (I got stuck weaving around geese covering the path. No they didn't move... these are city geese)
mile 3: 7:53

Wahoo! Now I need to find more fun ways to pass the next 10 days ;)

15 comments:

J said...

Sounds like such a great day! I love taking personal days when you aren't sick and you can actually enjoy the day off!

Mark said...

I'm so envious! Wrigley field, Cubbies, light crowd (better to get foul balls) wow!!
Way to nail the intervals! Sounds like you are ready for M-day!

KAT said...

That sounds like the perfect fall afternoon :) By the way, this weather is PERFECT for running in too..I'm so excited about that, haha.

D10 said...

Watching baseball during the week when you normally are working is the best, even if your team doesn't win.

Marlene said...

Sounds like a great day to me! Nice job on your last speed session. 10 days!!

RunToTheFinish said...

ohh a personal day that sounds amazing. ok fine I have vacation next week I am going to try to wait...but does packing and moving count as vacation?!

Jess said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a personal day! Rockin' job with the repeats!

kristen said...

Nice repeats. your more than ready!! What a great way to spend a Wednesday!

The Laminator said...

You're ready, you're ready, you're ready! Oh, and baseball games are fun on a workless day!

Tara said...

Good for you! It's always nice to take some time away from work to regroup.
I always get nervous when I am doing speedwork. I have no idea why that is. All it is is just running faster..

Jeri said...

great jog on the speedwork. n x 1600 repeats scare the bejesus out of me. I think I psyched myself out of ALL of them on my last training plan. you nailed yours though.

X-Country2 said...

If I lived near Chicago, I'd be all about those kinds of personal days.

runner26 said...

great job ditching work to go with the cubs! of course they lost!! but still worth it, i'm sure. nice job on the intervals!

MCM Mama said...

Fun! And nice job on the run!

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