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Running like Gazelles week of August 30 - Sept 5

indigoiis2010-05-01 09:21:26 +0000 #1
I thought I'd start a new thread for this week.

Friday I rode my long ride so didn't run. Yesterday was my day off. I was anxious to get back into the groove today.

Ran 6.2 miles this morning, 2 miles of which were trail. It was an awesome run. I do have a little pain on the inside of my left groin and I am wondering what I am doing form-wise to cause this. Other than that it was a fine run and it took me an hour and five minutes. I ran with one of the 3 oz bottles from a newly-purchased (and just as quickly hated) fuel belt in one hand and my cell in the other, and it worked out fine. I took two sips for every mile and finished the bottle by mile 6. I figure for my half if I take both bottles and do the same, I'll go through both (and also take advantage of water stops.) It was nice to be hydrated throughout the run.

I might ride later today, but will definitely be riding and running tomorrow.
Kelly7282010-05-01 09:36:44 +0000 #2
I contemplated making a new thread 2 days ago, but never did for some reason. I ran yesterday, not today, so we'll just pretend that counts for now.

I ran 3 miles after not being able to run since last sunday. My hip has been acting up and I wanted to wait to see what my PT said before I attempted another run. He worked out a huge knot in my hip on thursday which made it very sore for 2 days. I was told to try a short run this weekend. My hip was tight during the run but no pain. The minute I stopped running, pain shot through my hip until I could walk it off for a few minutes. Weird and frustrating! I plan on trying again tomorrow, distance is tentative.
skhill2010-05-01 09:35:35 +0000 #3
Well, I've finally done it-- I've promised to run a half marathon next spring with a friend of mine. And I've promised to quit smoking by then (just my experience, but it was easier to drop 80 lbs than quit smoking). It's hard enough to do a 10k while still smoking a pack a day; there's no way I'll make 13 miles with clogged up lungs! We're talking about either Louisville or Cincinnati; they're both right around Derby day. BTW, my friend is running her first marathon in just 3 weeks-- go Morgan!

Anyway, I did 5 miles this morning, with a hamstring that kept tightening up then loosening up. It ended up a really nice run, despite that, and somehow I averaged a slightly sub-10min mile. Go figure! How is it that sometimes you feel great and end up going slow and sometimes you don't feel great and end up fast?
Veronica2010-05-01 10:13:36 +0000 #4
I have a writeup and some pictures on our website about my first real trail run today. The link below will take you there.

Veronica
kacie tri-ing2010-05-01 09:59:21 +0000 #5
Up to 7 miles without pain! 4 weeks from the next HIM. My swimming and biking fitness have been ready for months, but the run will be an effort! I am super excited to have come this far out of injury though. I am continuing to be very very careful!
Jolt2010-05-01 11:17:59 +0000 #6
30-minute run around the neighborhood/park today. 70-degree sunny weather--so nice! The whole week is supposed to be like that so I expect to get some very pleasant runs in. I threw a random sprint into today's run and it just confirms that I am a LOUSY sprinter--so slow!! Definitely better at distance although still not a speed demon. It's too bad I didn't figure that out while I was on swim team (and track)...I always tried to do the shorter events and was generally in last place!
JH-NV2010-05-01 10:01:35 +0000 #7
3 miles, with some walking.....
skhill2010-05-01 11:49:25 +0000 #8
Just looked back on log for August-- I ran 101 miles!! Woohoo!

Today-- 4 miles, dodging garbage trucks. And I finally got smart about this route, and ran the road with the steeper hills on the way out and the road with the gentle hills on the way home.

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