I am not going to lie. I think I may be turning into an after-school worker outer. I know this is sudden but I couldn’t believe how nice it was yesterday to ‘sleep’ in and how energetic I felt after school. I could actually remember my middle name and didn’t almost fall every 22 steps because I was still 1/2 asleep on my run.
On today’s agenda:
A short little treadmill run.
My first spin class at BYU.
Eat a delicious dinner and see how long I can sit on the couch without moving.
Because my day has just been so exciting, the only think I have to share with you today is the potato I brought for lunch, I am on this whole new ‘pack your lunch in 20 seconds’ thing.
My winter coat does not come off all day long.
Could he be any cooler?
Ryan Hall WON the Olympic time trials in 2008 and placed 10th in the Beijing Olympics and is back again on Saturday to compete for a spot on the USA 2012 Olympic Marathon team. If you have ever watched any clips about him or seen any of his interviews you know that Ryan is a very smiley and happy person. He has a strong love and passion for running and it is quite contagious.
Ryan Hall is 29 years old and was born in Big Bear Lake, California (Billy and I go there at least once a year and love it). He started running competitively as a high school junior and was the Cali state cross-country champ in his junior and senior year. Ryan finished THIRD in nationals and ran a 4:06.15 mile as a junior.
He then went on to run at Stanford University where he graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology. During this time he had some injuries but also took an NCAA Championship in the 5000 meters (13:22.32) and was also the Pzc-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year.
In 2005 Hall was picked up by Asics as a sponsor and in 2006 he ran the Great Cow Harbor 10k in 28:22!!!
Here’s where things get crazy…..Hall has the US record for the half-marathon in which he ran it in 59:43. This time made him the first US runner to break one hour in the 13.1 mile distance.
Hall went on to run the London Marathon in 2007 and ran it in 2:08:24 which is the fastest debut marathon ran by an American. In 2008 he earned his spot on the Olympic Marathon team with a win of 2:09:02 in New York City and ran a 2:12:33 in Beijing.
(Source) My leg muscles look just like that.
Let’s fast forward to 2011….BOSTON (remember how I was supposed to be there…I will forgive you femurs). Ryan hall took fourth place overall and ran the fastest marathon ever by an American in 2:04:58.
What do you think….will he win the time trials AGAIN?!?!
When do you plan out your workouts when you are not following a specific training plan? Do you plan them by the week, month or day?
-I figure out what I want to do the night before!
What is on your agenda for the rest of the day?
If you pack your lunch, what have you been bringing lately? (I got really sick of ginormous salads and I am looking for new things to bring).