Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Number Five is Dead

Yesterday Lana mapped us out a new route for our 12 mile run this morning. We set up to meet at the Rec Center at 4:30.
I set my alarm clock for 4:00 and got in bed about 9:30.
At 1:00, I woke up and could NOT go back to sleep. I tried but by 2:00 I had given up. I got out of bed. I did 3 loads of laundry and read blogs. I wasn't in a commenting kind of mood so sorry about the lack of those. I really wanted to be asleep.
At 4:00 I got dressed (over dressed) and drove to the Rec Center.
At 4:35 I sent Lana a text message "Coming?" and by 4:41 when I hadn't heard anything, I sent another saying that I was going home to run. I hadn't studied the route very well and a don't like new routes alone in the dark.
I ran my usual 6 mile loop twice.
I must say for the lack of sleep I was feeling pretty darn good.
I had set a bottle of Gatorade at the end of my driveway for the halfway point but as I passed by I didn't feel the need to stop.
12 miles in 1:50:20. 9:12 pace
And check out these splits:
9:44, 9:27, 9:25, 9:07, 9:06, 9:02, 9:06, 9:07, 9:06, 9:06, 9:03, 9:02
Now if I can just do that Friday when I have a 17 miler with 14 at marathon pace!!

I still hadn't heard anything from Lana so I sent her one more text asking if Number five had died. She replied yes. Turns out she had alarm clock issues.

Yesterday was the pumpkin painting contest at school. My daughter's pumpkin won grand prize for K-2. It's a fish:


My son did Sponge Bob, no prize:

7 comments:

Marathon Maritza said...

Great splits! This crazy Pfitz is paying off for you, you are doing awesome!

And I think spongebob should have gotten a prize too, both pumpkins are adorable!

Lisa said...

I've had more than a few people say they've run their best 1/2's and full marathons on little to no sleep. (I ran my PR Full on about 3 hrs sleep)

Did you see the pumpkin that was self destructive? Morbid, sawed it's leg off? A coworker of mine has kids who go to N.U. He took a photo of that pumpkin. Scary!

Lana said...

Those splits are freakin' awesome!!! I'll try to find you in the morning and run 5 with you while I'm running my makeup 12.

Lance Notstrong said...

Those pumpkins are soooo cool :-)

jen said...

Wow, great pace on that 12 miler. :O Especially after no sleep. Great job.

I love the idea of a pumpkin painting contest! how cute. Both your kids did a great job!

Allez said...

Do you wear a headlamp or anything on your dark runs?

I love spongebob!!! :-)

Firefly's Running said...

Great job, Michele! The pumpkins looks SO cute!