Sunday, December 11, 2005

Oh yeah, I forgot

...to tell you about the cool thing I got this week. I got me a heart rate monitor. Haven't the foggiest how to use it, but my heart beats and it records and somehow it should make me a better runner.

Technically the training for Boston is supposed to start tomorrow. The plan is to follow the Pfitzinger 55/18 plan, but it's hard to do speedwork since it's been snowing since Thanksgiving. I could do it on the treadmill but I don't know. That takes a lot of planning. I might just try to work my way up to 40-50 miles comfortably in a week and include swimming and spinning just for variety.

I got an official offer from the healthcare company on Friday. It's exception pay for a temporary position but I'm really hesistant to sign on the dotted line. They can't guarantee me a position when the job is done and I don't think the work would be very challenging once the initial analysis is completed. I am supposed to find out about another job tomorrow and I really have my fingers crossed for that one. The temp job wants me to sign tomorrow and start on Tuesday. I need more time than that!!! Here's hoping for the permanent job.

I'll let you know what happens, hopefully, tomorrow.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

if you bring me that weight training book, I'll bring you "heart monitor training for the compleat idiot" next week!

yeah I think I'm just going to concentrate on miles.. the speed stuff is just too hard in this weather!

Flatman said...

Good luck deciding on the employment stuff!

jessie_tri_mn said...

I love using a heart rate monitor this time of year (aka base training).

I do most of my runs right now at an aerobic level and without a hr monitor, I'd never be a good judge of effort (usually go out too fast)

Good luck with the job!