Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Major Changes Ahead

Today's run was a tempo run. Our goal was to warm-up for 10-15 minutes and then run at our 5-10k race pace for 30 minutes and then cool down. I don't really know what my 5-10k race pace is but I do know that we were running under a 9min pace for most of those 30 minutes. It was definitely an intense workout and I really pushed myself. I felt great at the end though so I'm happy with the run.

The changes I'm referring to are my sleeping habits. Today Marisa posted a blog about sleeping and how we need to get adaquate sleep and information on the benifits of sleep. It is not a surprise that I don't get enough sleep - 8 hours of uninterruped sleep? Pshhhh.....yeah right. I don't remember the last time I slept all the way through the night. If I only wake up once then that is a good night of sleep in my book. So I asked Marisa for some tips on getting better sleep and this is what she said.

1. Turn off the TV at 8:30 - ummmmm, yeaaaaaaaaahhhhhh I don't know how that is going to work out for me. I have an addiction to TV and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I guess I will need to begin to wean myself off of SO MUCH TV.

2. Don't read disturbing material before bed - well that pretty much eliminates all of my book collection, I mean what am I supposed to read? Romance novels? Now that IS disturbing!

3. Don't eat less than an hour before going to bed - okay this one I can definitely manage.

I think there were a few more suggestions but I was so distraught over the first two that I don't remember. Well...I guess it is time for me to go to bed - I wonder if it is okay for me to be on the computer this close to bed time???


Kay said...

I am such a blessed human...if I get LESS than 8 hrs of sleep a night it's a bad night sleep. I'm either blessed or have no life, I cant figure out which one it is.

runrgrl2007 said...

I am glad I kept reading. I thought after that first paragraph I was going to need a new running buddy. Well if your running that fast I really might need to find one. Any turtles out there want to join a running club?
I am glad you had a good run. Really I am.........