5 miles easy / 47:25 / 9:29 avg pace
*Done at the crack of dawn (5:15AM), thankfully with my neighbor. If I were alone, I would have waited for some sunlight (no worries Mom and Dad).
Week 13 can be dubbed the “lazy” week. I began my taper with respect to overall mileage but I still had a 22-miler to do. I only planned to run 44 miles with 22 of them being a long run. So I only ran 4 days and took almost as many rest days. But it’s taper time, right?
TUE: 7 speed
WED: 7 easy
FRI: 22 awesome miles!
tempo easy (had to fit this in pre-Irene and my legs were in no shape for tempo miles)
SUN: rest (although I had fully intended to go to yoga but the studio was closed for the hurricane)
I have an unrelated question that I’d love feedback on: when you read blogs, do you prefer quality over quantity? Say a blogger were to only post 3 days per week but they were more high quality posts…would you prefer that over more “simple” posts every day? Do you like when bloggers are on a schedule (i.e., post every Mon/Wed/Fri) or it doesn’t matter?
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Obviously, I prefer a quality post over a “Well, I didn’t do anything interesting, but here I am writing about it”, but I think you get more readers if you post daily at about the same time. I like when people post before 7am, because then I can read their blog before my little monster awakens. 🙂
Absolutely quality over quantity. I used to read a lot of food blogs, but I’ve almost completely stopped, because reading blogs that have a schedule to post three times a day gets super boring. They often have nothing to say! I really prefer bloggers who post when they actually have information to share. Personally, I refuse to be on a schedule for that reason – if I have three boring days where nothing noteworthy happens, then I most likely won’t be blogging then! Great job getting to the taper – it’s almost time!
Pink Runner says
I like a schedule ( but I feel pressured to keep mine!) and I would definitely prefer quality over quantity. Sometimes I get overwhelmed in my Google Reader and I can’t get through the quantity ones. Take it easy this week!
I love reading thoughtful blog posts, but really I think every blogger has a system that works for them! Sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy for an amazing, well thought out post and I think that’s ok 🙂
Nice running!! Hooray taper time! And re: your last post, I feel the exact same way re: the want/have jobs.
Definitely quality stuff – I don’t like reading “ok I got up at 8 am and ate this for breakfast and it was really good”. However, in terms of length and timing – I don’t really care. Picture quality – don’t care, but that’s probably because I don’t have a camera (I use my phone). I don’t really have a rhyme or reason to my blog (how often I post, etc) so I don’t really mind what other people do with theirs!
I think quality…but I also think ppl have different opinions on what “quality” is in a blog… I don’t care about timing all that much.
I prefer quality over quantity. I love when the post as a true purpose with cool/helpful information, or a funny story that they felt was worth sharing. And a schedule doesn’t matter…just as long as you don’t disappear for too long without warning!
i like when bloggers are on schedule. right now i post everyday because i was encouraged that that was the best to go for new bloggers in terms of keeping readers and getting new ones. i thought that was annoying and crazy but it really works. i have not had too much of a problem finding stuff to write about actually. hope this helps, sort of…