Clash is Good, Baseball is Better

Ragnar/Eugene training plan had 15 miles listed as my step-back long run this week.  Due to some (soon-to-be revealed) exciting weekend plans, I had to get it out of the way last night.

After “excessively” carb-loading all day, I headed out to one of my old favorite trails for an easy/MGP/progression run.  What?  That doesn’t make sense?  Sure it does.  Just like my outfit totally matched.

Three of my favorite pieces – “rose” Brooks Launch, purple Pro compression socks, violet Rogas – just maaaaaybe not all worn together at the same time…

Despite my questionable attire, this was an awesome run.  4.5 days post 20+ miler, debunked injury scare, and tired legs be damned.  I ran the first 5 easy (slower than MGP), the next 5 at MGP, and then the last 5 progressively faster, finishing with 2 nice sub8 miles.

Booyah, #LongRunHaterz

Treating the LR like mini-runs rather than one big giant boring stupid run is going to be my secret to not committing marathon murder.  Glad I finally figured that out.  5.75 training cycles later.

Anyways, the reason for Thursday night Long Run???  We’re leaving on a little road trip in a few hours.

Any guess where two former NCAA softball/baseball players from Ohio living on the west coast might be pee-pants excited to visit this time of year?

We’re loading up the car and driving out to the Phoenix area for some pre-season baseball fun!  Peanuts and beer!  Sweltering heat and sunscreen!  Hat hair and polyester jerseys!

PEE!PANTS!EXCITED!

I’ve been way past due for a fix of home – be still, my baseball-loving Cleveland heart…

Sarah OUaL

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23 thoughts on “Clash is Good, Baseball is Better

  1. My husband and I huge Tigers fans (please don’t hate me…) and every year we talk about a spring training road trip. Minnesota to Florida is just a teensy bit farther than Cali to Phoenix, though… We’ll make it happen one day, though. Especially since I’m sick of getting hated on whenever we watch them play the Twins!

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  2. Love the mini-run breakdown concept. If I ever am uninjured enough to run a long run again I am definitely utilizing it. Hmmm…I may even utilize it on my *ahem* not-so-long runs. Have fun in AZ!

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  3. Sounds like fun! My husband would be jealous. Not that he’s an Indians fan but he’s been dreaming of just being able to get out and take a road trip. Note: having a baby at home doesn’t help with that.
    I am amazed that you have the energy to get out and do a LR after work in the evening!

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  4. that sounds like a fun way to break up a long run! keeps it interesting! just got my pro-compression socks in the mail this week, can’t beat the 50% off deal!

    ps: love your blog, it makes me laugh!

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  5. have a blast!! ugh, i hate night running for a few reasons, my gut is always an issue because my stomach is way too sensitive and planning how to eat is always annoying and then second because i don’t like to think all day “mmmk, i have my whole long run to do later”…lol.

    drive safe and let the pre-gaming begin for the person not driving…lol. :)

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  6. Super jealous of your weekend plans! That sounds fabulous. Enjoy. :-)

    And, congrats on getting over the long run hate – sounds like you are rocking them out like nobody’s business now.

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