The verdict was...7 votes for purple, 2 for turquoise, and 1 for green. And one vote for all three, which was my favorite vote but not something I can justify right now :) Green would have been great for St. Patty's Day runs as well as Christmas runs but I do love purple!
|Should arrive in the mail by week's end.|
This decision plagued me for a good portion of my long run on Sunday so I'm glad to have some resolution. (I was out for 3+ hours by myself, what can I say?)
Learning from you colorful ladies out there, I've decided to back off on the NINJA garb and put some color into my runs. A few weeks ago, I picked out some colorful tops from Road Runner Sports along with a new skirt and capris.
You know what
you didn't tell me I didn't know about wearing color? It shows the sweat more! I was thinking of Rose and how she documents her sweat marks. How come hers are cute and mine were...weird? Somehow, I ended today's speed workout with sweat marks in the exact shape/silhouette of breasts (Nike orange tank). I haven't noticed other women leaving with boob imprints on their workout tanks but I guess I never thought to look. Anyway, I was quite embarrassed.
The power of color didn't help me today. After completely tapping out my legs during Sunday's 22-miler and only one day off, today's speed work was a challenge. In fact, I really didn't hit my mark at all. I did 3 x 1 mile and only the first repeat was at target pace. The other too were closer to a short tempo pace. Double drat.
I HAD NO JUICE.
Leaves me to wonder...
How much time do y'all take off after running a marathon? I need to start training for Portland shortly after the Seattle RNR. I've heard you should take off one day per mile raced but that's just TOO LONG. I need to start training again pretty soon, is one week adequate? Two weeks? Is it ok to do a lot of cross training during that time?