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Running out of May! May 25-31

yellow2010-05-01 12:33:09 +0000 #1
What's up this week?

I was hoping to run today but the hubby convinced me to go out and have a nice dinner instead. We went for a long and steep but slow hike yesterday on a route that I sometimes run. I feel completely recovered (but then I wasn't ever really sore or anything...just really hungry

). I'll be riding a lot now since I have the MS ride at the end of June. I hope to keep running a few days a week, though, in the event I want to tackle something a little later in the summer.
Jolt2010-05-01 12:46:20 +0000 #2
Just a regular half-hour run on the neighborhood roads/park, nothing too exciting here.
Urlea2010-05-01 12:51:54 +0000 #3
Yellow- I really hope I can feel as great as you do after my 50k in August. So glad to hear you are recovering so well!!

I had a hard time talking myself into going out for a run today. It was raining & windy. But I ended up buying a few pieces of tech-gear that I needed this morning which is always good incentive to get out. Fortunately the run was far better than the weather. By the time I really settled into my run it was over, but I refrained from going further, hilly 50mi bike tomorrow.

I've still got a black blood-blister/toenail from the marathon & a reoccurring blister on the tip of the toe next to it. Thankfully neither hurt at all, but every time I run they puff up again. It's odd.
skhill2010-05-01 13:38:04 +0000 #4
I'm faster than I thought I was! Yesterday, instead of doing one of my usual meadering, unmeasured routes I decided to bite the bullet and run a few laps of the city park in my neighborhood (it's right close to 1 mile around the perimeter (but not at all flat!)). Now, my watch is not a sports watch at all, just an ordinary wind-up old fashioned watch, so the accuracy might not be so great, but I did the first 2 miles in about 18 minutes-- and I could have gone faster easily. Woohoo!!!

And then this morning I passed a pretty fit looking man who for once was going the same direction as me! Now, I had only been running for about 15 minutes, and he looked like he'd been going a lot longer, but still...

In other words, I'm psyched!
roadie gal2010-05-01 14:03:48 +0000 #5
Good job, skhill. Isn't it nice when it comes together?

I ran 40 minutes on the trails behind my house... after an 1 1/2 hour walk with the dogs. It went better than I thought it would. I'm really enjoying the trails this year.
Crankin2010-05-01 14:42:09 +0000 #6
I am missing running terribly! Been walking twice a week and doing a lot of cycling, though.

I went for my PT session yesterday. He did ultra sound and deep tissue release. From what he told me, it sounds like classic TMJ. My dentist has brought up the same thing, so the PT was going to confer with a colleague who is an expert in that. He also gave me lots of bio freeze samples, which I love.

I am a little disappointed in the deep tissue release. He was overly cautious and told me I might be sore. I did get relief for a few hours and the lower part of my neck and shoulder are better. But, the part on my actual head is the same. I wish I could put the Bio-Freeze on my scalp! I go again Friday and I need to tell him that I need more "pressure" when he is doing the release.

My hip is still achy, which concerns me. I really thought it was from running, because it started when I began running more than 3 miles. Well, I am keeping up the stretching and yoga and next week I will be starting a yoga/meditation class for the whole summer (once a week).

Guess I have to live vicariously through you guys for at least another week.
SJCzar2010-05-01 15:14:07 +0000 #7
Great job Yellow - and how cool that you feel so well afterwards.

Went for a 6 1/2 mile rather hilly run on Sunday. Then 3 1/2 miles last night.

Right now I've been concentrating more on my swimming and biking since I have a sprint tri coming up soon. Making myself get up early and hit the pool has definitely been a challenge. I skipped this morning so now I plan on going later tonight. Can't let myself get out of it again, must go .... must go. Do not let the evil slacker in me take over again.
Susan Otcenas2010-05-01 15:18:41 +0000 #8
Yellow - A belated congratulations on your 50K! What a wonderful accomplishment! I hope you'll post a few pictures when you get them from your friends.

After 225 miles with about 15,000 feet of elevation gain on my bike this weekend, I expected this morning's 8.35 mile run to be a tough one. As it turned out, I wasn't particularly peppy BUT I was very shocked to feel no muscle fatigue at all in the latter half of the run. Usually by the time I finish one of my long runs, my quads are really talking to me but today I was able to plod along without any problems.

I think I might finally be getting the hang of this whole running thing.

Susan

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