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Running August 10-16

Jolt2010-05-01 07:51:12 +0000 #1
I just realized we needed a new running thread for the week! I made the mistake of going for a trail run this afternoon in high-80s humid weather. It wasn't much of a run, more "run two minutes, stop, walk a little, run another minute or two..." because it was so hard to keep going in that heat especially after having been out in it (working in the garden) for a couple of hours already. Heat and humidity are not my friends...
OakLeaf2010-05-01 08:02:35 +0000 #2
Too hot for speedwork here, too. Just much hotter than it's been.

I was dripping with sweat just sitting around the house - and flirting with heat stress on my slow 4.5. I was being careful though and would've quit and walked back home if I needed to.

Oddly my HR never got very high, but yet I was just on the edge of feeling like it was time to quit - didn't quite stop sweating, didn't quite get chills, but it sure felt like it could happen any moment.
colby2010-05-01 08:28:27 +0000 #3
Last night, I put my fancy new xtenex laces into my running shoes. I have wide feet - and had no knots left over on my left shoe and two on my right.

They feel a little tight on the left side, I think I need to move a knot from the upper to the mid-foot. They go on SUPER easy! Like slipping on shoes, except you don't have loose laces, everything fits like a glove. I also bought a pair of yankz laces, but they required instructions to assemble, and the xtenex were self-explanatory and looked nice and simple.

So, I ran 4 miles in them today. It was probably 70-75 by the time I got outside this morning and my legs are still a little stiff from the HILLS this weekend (and we went to a theme park afterward so I stood on my feet all day after racing). It felt good to get outside and run, though. I have just mostly been doing maintenance running the last month as I've been racing sprint distance (up until last week's olympic distance) triathlons pretty much every weekend. 3-5 miles every couple of days.

The car accident I had last month actually affected my running more than swimming or riding the longest. I still get stiff shoulders and neck muscles after running, while riding and swimming I just feel tired, not in pain. It's frustrating. If it's not one thing... I swear!!!
kacie tri-ing2010-05-01 08:45:17 +0000 #4
Four miles on a soft and big track. I am slowly inching up in the milage! (but very carefully!)
indigoiis2010-05-01 08:05:19 +0000 #5
Ran 3.2 miles yesterday and will run 2 miles at lunch today.
roadie gal2010-05-01 08:46:24 +0000 #6
35 minutes recovery trail run yesterday afternoon. I wore my Camelbak fanny pack, which I thought might be overkill for the short run. But I'm glad I did. I ended up drinking most of it because of the heat.
Urlea2010-05-01 10:00:16 +0000 #7
Help! Okay, this isn't about my day's run because I am obeying the taper (long run tomorrow though!). I was eyeing over the entrants list with the bib#s for my ultra next weekend and noticed that my name was under the 100miler instead of the 50k. I mulled it over last night and this morning before contacting the race director to tell him about the error.

Logically I know it was the wise choice and my running buddy (who is doing the 50k with me) will be glad I made it, but now I'm suffering with all the adrenaline & excitement I had just contemplating trying to see how far I could go in the 100miler. It was so incredibly tempting!!!!!!!! Ugh.

Looks like I will be training for 100miler sooner than I thought, because now I really want to do one! Maybe next year since I won't be able to get into a 140.6 yet? We'll see!

Colby- Those laces look like a nice alternative to Yankz! I might have to try them.

Kacie- It's good to see you are able to continue gaining more mileage. w00t! w00t!
Chile Pepper2010-05-01 10:19:24 +0000 #8
I've been off for the last few months because of health and travel issues, so I'm having to start back at zero. I've just joined a gym so I can use the treadmill and weights three days a week. I don't really have any place to run out of my house (no place I'm comfortable, anyway), so the treadmill it is. My run today felt really good. I picked up the pace and was able to run 3 k at just over 8 minutes a km. I think that's just over 13 min/mile. Slow, I know, but good for me.

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