9.14.2005

Rest Days. Cold Plays.

I can't remember a rest day I didn't enjoy but I had one Monday. I felt lethargic all day despite some strong Weekapaug Blend coffee from Dave's. I spent most of the afternoon anticipating Tuesday's run. In the evening I went online and registered for the Disney 10K that starts at the Sports Complex, runs through MGM Studios and ends at EPCOT where they're having the Taste of Nations food and wine expo. Runners get free samples.
Following my 10K training plan I had a great run Tuesday. It asked for two miles easy then two 8-10 minute almost race pace miles followed by two easy miles. The middle two went like a 5K for me. I couldn't hold back enough to be at the right pace. Now maybe I should reconsider what my race pace can be, as fast it was. From the way my legs felt later I can describe it as having been a "hard effort" and it felt great. I loved that taut feeling in my quads that comes from pushing hard.
This morning I'll put in four easy miles, drink lots of coffee from a short night's sleep (thank you School Board!) and psych up for the concert tonight in Tampa: Coldplay. I am anticipating an emotional experience that concerts tend to stimulate in me. My ticket connections got me into the twelfth row so I am ready to really enjoy some music. The Hardest Part will be not having my best Coldplay friends with me. They are otherwise engaged.
Let's see next time if I make it back, get enough sleep and go out to do speed work Thursday morning. I think Friday's rest day will be a welcome day off.

9 comments:

Flatman said...

Wow, that will be a great concert...enjoy it and let us know how it was!

Wish I was going!

Running Chick said...

I never would have guessed that you were a Coldplay fan....Right on.

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

No idea what Coldplay is. But running in Disney, I have to think that they will be playing "Its a small world" somehwere along the race. Let's hope that its at the end because otherwise you'll be humming it the whole way.

Jank said...

Coldplay - don't they cover U2 songs?

Just kidding - I hadn't heard of them til a couple of years ago when an actual brit turned me on to them. Enjoy the show; wish I were there

beverly said...

Coldplay and Disney ... all sounds great!

And yes, I got off my butt and got a Blogger account just so I could comment on your wise words ... :)

David said...

Show cancelled!!! Chris is suffering from a throat illness and docs prescribe rest to prevent permanent vocal chord damage.
Bummer.
Well - more time to blog.

a.maria said...

NICE!!! next weekend is Austin City Limits (music festival) and none other than Coldplay will be headlining one of the nights!! can't wait!! enjoy the show!!

a.maria said...

oh crap i just read that the show's cancelled...

bummer. ok. he has a week to get better!! i'll take lots of pics... you can be experience it vicariously!!?!

Susan said...

Rest days are wonderful days!