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Running into June: Run week 6/1-6/7/2009

Susan Otcenas2010-05-01 08:53:57 +0000 #1
Hello all!

Hope everyone had a marvelous weekend! We had absolutely fantabulous weather here all weekend. Warm and sunny.

June is my "9-mile month". All my long run days will be 9 miles. Last night I got online and used gmaps-pedometer to create a 9-mile route based off May's 8-mile route.

It was still 60 degrees when I woke up at 4:50am (!) to go for my long run. I was out the door at 5:10. Even though I know better, I picked a long sleeve shirt instead of a short sleeve shirt. Needless to say, I was saturated by the time I returned home. Not only was it unseasonably warm this morning, it was also muggy, something we rarely get here.

But the run went well. I started to feel fatigued around mile 7, and was fairly hungy by the time I finished. Fortunately Jeff had breakfast on the stove for me when I got home.

I did the 9 miles on 200 calories (100 before the run, 100 @ mile 5), as I did with my 7 & 8 mile runs. As I've mentioned before, I simply can not run with anything solid in my stomach. Next week, I may try to have 100 cal at 3 miles and another 100 @ 6 miles to see how that affects my energy levels. At my pace, that's calories every 30-33 minutes, which I hope will do the trick!


Jolt2010-05-01 09:05:56 +0000 #2
The usual half-hour neighborhood run, but I went down some random side streets today that I normally don't. Maybe on non-trail-running days I will explore new territory in town.
OakLeaf2010-05-01 09:20:45 +0000 #3
10 miles, longest loop I've done so far in the hills. SportTracks says 1015 feet of climbing, and there was a pretty good wind too. I managed a 10:52 pace but was pretty tired by the end of it.

My Forerunner 301 is getting really balky about talking to my computer. When are those 310XTs supposed to come out, anyway?
yellow2010-05-01 09:38:02 +0000 #4
I had a great, fun run this evening.

I only ran once over the weekend on the camping trip...13 miles on singletrack along a lake. It was a really nice, soft trail and we beat the thunder, lightning, and downpour, which made the post-run nap even BETTER!! I took it easy most of the weekend and continued to catch up on calories.

Anyhoo, today I flaked on Crossfit, walked about halfway to work and then took the bus the rest of the way, and decided to run something new after work. I ran a portion of a trail that I run often (up, up, up) but took a spur that I knew was there but hadn't ever been on. It was great...took me to the top of a little mountain overlooking the city, then down a steep singletrack and then back up another little mountain. I didn't stop at all on the way up, which was a little over 1000' climb in about 3.75 miles. As I gazed across the valley from the top I saw a wall of water approaching. The wall was accompanied by some lightning quite far away. Needless to say, I hightailed it back the way I came, most of which was downhill. I love running downhill fast, so it was a kick in the running shorts. I beat the rain! And I felt absolutely fabulous after I finished.

Days like this make me want to just run, run, run and not do anything else. Too bad Utah doesn't have a lottery!
skhill2010-05-01 09:05:58 +0000 #5
I noticed something today on my run-- back in March and April there were growing flocks for-sale signs going up in the neighborhood every week. But over the past few weeks, the numbers seem to have been decreasing... More "sold"s and fewer new signs.

Grounds for hope for our local economy, maybe!
roadie gal2010-05-01 10:14:30 +0000 #6
I was planning on a 1 hour trail run, but it started to rain and thunder. OK, Plan B... I got on the treadmill for 42 minutes. Good enough for today. The trails should be great on Thursday.
yellow2010-05-01 10:26:10 +0000 #7
roadie, we are having a crazy series of thunder & lightning type storms now too. Seems like it's been going on for more days in a row than I have ever experienced here (granted, I was up in the mountains in thunder & lightning land over the weekend so I've had a lot of exposure...but...stilll it sure rains a lot for being the FREAKING DESERT!)

It seems like the thunderstorms usually happen a little later in the summer...not the spring.

I managed an easy 4-miler after work before the sky opened up and the lightning show started. I also ran three 1-mile sprints in Crossfit this am. I can't remember the last time I've done something like that...maybe never. I surprised myself by maintaining a pretty fast pace (for me) for the entire sprint each time (although my last one was 20 seconds slower...we did do other exercises inbetween the sprints as well, so I guess that's to be expected). It was painful but good...different for me, for sure.
Urlea2010-05-01 10:41:25 +0000 #8
After a 10miler on Saturday in 85 degree heat w/ a lot of humidity I was thankful for the cooler 60's to run in today.

It was just a 3miler, but everything felt pretty good. Still trying to figure out how much to taper in the next 10days until the HIM. So far so good though, I think.

I was able to carry my wallet & a tote in my hydration belt. Picked up groceries on the way home. I tend to buy healthier when I run to the store & thankfully other than the redneck who complimented me on my "arm socks" ppl are generally accepting of my being there even though I am in all my tech gear.



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