Out of the blue, my wife Lora says to me, "You know what I really like? Watching a guy in the kitchen, cooking." That, by the way, was a little lighthearted dig at me for not doing more meal preparation around the house.
I thought, two can play at that game. So I said, "You know what I really like? A woman who knows her place, and gets the laundry done on time." That was probably the best comeback I could come up with on the spot, but it was at least true that she hates doing laundry and had been putting if off.
I think a few other little meaningless things were said before she was all like, "Why do you always have to be right?" So I was all like, "Well how do you think it makes me feel knowing that my wife is always wrong?"
It was kinda quiet at the lunch table after that which I didn't mind cause usually my wife talks a lot and it gives me a headache. At least, that's how I remember the conversation, and if it's on the internet, it must be verbatim. OK, I better stop there since she reads my blog, and if I keep going, she will probably cease to see the humor in my highbrow writing skills.
|My lovely wife, Lora, who might be regretting about now |
asking me to mention her more in my blog.
That story was a bit out of place for my running blog, but worth telling I think. Now back to my regularly scheduled, and overly analytical post.
I have never done more than 2 marathons in a calender year before, but thanks to the previous marathon leaving a bad taste in my mouth, I have signed up for a third. I just registered for the Dallas White Rock Marathon on December 4th. Anyone know someone who's running it too? Any bloggers?
This also means I haven't done 2 marathons this close together before now. Not that it's a big deal, but by the time I get back to running 70 - 80 miles/week, it will be about time to start tapering again, and I do want to race it with a PR in mind.
Here are my workouts from the last 7 days as I prepare to run another 26.2 in a little over a month:
5 miles @ 8:30 avg.
13 miles @ 8:12 avg.
10 tempo miles @ 7:54 avg.; 10.15 miles on stationary bike in 30 minutes.
7 miles recovery @ 9:00
12 miles @ 8:30 avg.
12 Lactate Threshold miles @ 7:18 avg.; 6.85 miles on stationary bike in 20 minutes.
Total running miles = 59
Total biking miles = 17
Next week I'll start back in on intervals for the first time since the marathon. Hope everyone is running some good races this fall.