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Running week of 9/28-10/4

indigoiis2010-05-01 07:46:45 +0000 #1
Rest day today, though I am itching itching itching to do something. It's so beautiful out.

This is the first time ever that I hated having a rest day.

Tomorrow I think I will ride the klunker to the bus stop in the morning, and run home from the bus stop, half trail and half road, from exit 3, which is 5.5 miles. I'm on week 10 of a 12 week 1/2 plan. Wow the time she flies.

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SJCzar2010-05-01 08:02:49 +0000 #2
Did my first 20 mile run on Sat. afternoon as part of my marathon training program. The last few miles were the only tough ones. My legs were definitely tightening up and I was very happy to be done. I think that it's all just as much of a mental thing for me though because the last few miles always feel like so much more work, no matter the distance of my long run.

I did 15 slow minutes on the treadmill this morning just to try and stretch out those still sore leg muscles. After 5 minutes I could tell it was helping quite a bit. Tomorrow's run is an easy 2-miler. That should feel heavenly after the 20.
kacie tri-ing2010-05-01 08:21:21 +0000 #3
[QUOTE=SJCzar;464716]Did my first 20 mile run on Sat. afternoon as part of my marathon training program. The last few miles were the only tough ones. My legs were definitely tightening up and I was very happy to be done. [QUOTE]

I know that feeling! Which marathon are you training for?

I ran a half marathon yesterday (after 1.2 miles swimming and 56 miles on the bike

). Yeah!
indigoiis2010-05-01 08:55:35 +0000 #4
Kacie, congrats! Was that a tri?
colby2010-05-01 09:36:53 +0000 #5
Quote:

Originally Posted by indigoiis

I'm on week 10 of a 12 week 1/2 plan. Wow the time she flies.

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That's for sure. I can't believe you already had to put October in the running week title

It is surely so much more pleasant to run this time of year, though.
Jolt2010-05-01 08:54:15 +0000 #6
Yet another hour and a half of running/walking/monkey business on the trails today--it was a beautiful day too! I've figured out that when it comes to working on running form, it's not good to think too much about what you're doing, at least if you're in minimal shoes or bare feet. At least for me, concentrating too much on what my legs/feet are doing or the ground right in front of me ends up making me less relaxed and less able to do it right. This realization came during an all-out sprint up a dirt/gravel path with some bigger rocks for good measure--as soon as I'd start trying to think about what I was doing/where I was going to step, it would disrupt the flow and I would step harder on the rocks. Kind of weird--it's like the body knows what it's doing and the mind can mess it up.
indigoiis2010-05-01 10:16:32 +0000 #7
Jolt - I agree. Kind of like, the feet know what to do, and the mind is slow and reactionary.
Susan Otcenas2010-05-01 10:49:11 +0000 #8
Kacie - Congratulations! Do you feel you've recovered completely from your injury? Did the run portion go as well as you'd hoped??

SJCzar - Nice work! 20 miles! It must feel great to get to that benchmark.

I'm back a weeklong trip. I spent 3 days in Vegas for business. I did manage to get in two hour-long 6am runs, which were actually kind of fun. It's a hoot to run down the strip, which is practically deserted at 6am except for a few drunks. Because there was an athletic convention in town (Interbike), we runners were out in force. It was fun to watch the puzzled expressions on the faces of pedestrians, trying to figure out why there were all these fit people running past them.

I spent Sat-Mon in the Grand Canyon, decompressing from the stress of Vegas. No running, but we hiked oodles of miles. On Sunday, after a 2-mile pre-dawn hike (to get some photos of the sunrise inthe Canyon), we did 8 miles onthe Kaibab Trail. 4 miles, down , then 4 miles right back up, gaining 2500 vertical feet. Despite all the running I'm doing, that hike completely trashed my calves!

Two days later, they are still sore.

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