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Running towards the sun (Daylight Savings week 3/9-3/15)

kacie tri-ing2010-05-01 11:22:43 +0000 #1
I ran from 6-8 last night and it wasn't quite dark! I hate loosing that hour of sleep, but I LOVE having the evening to run in the light!

I am 4 weeks from my HIM, and this was the first weekend I thought I might have lost my mind a little. Saturday I did a fairly hilly 1.5 hour bike ride followed directly with an 8.5 mile super hilly trail run. Lost my mind. I was worried, because this is the longest brick I have ever far. Even though it is on one of my toughest runs, my legs actually felt springy the whole time, which bodes well for 4 weeks from now! Now, the 10 mile trail run on Sunday is a different story. It was edging on hot, and my legs felt really burned out on a couple of hills. Fortunately, I think ran enough in my marathon training to have the mental ability to just push through a run that I am not all that excited about finishing.

Luckily for my poor legs, today is swimming

Tomorrow is a 9 miler that I will have to do in the city since it is a work day, and I can't get to the trails.

Enjoy your runs!

solobiker2010-05-01 11:33:14 +0000 #2
still recovering from from my cold. Can't seem to get rid of this darn cough. I just went for a short 3 miler today. I hope to build back up next week. My Duathlon is 8 weeks away and my tri is aoubt 12. Have a great week everyone.
Susan Otcenas2010-05-01 12:07:25 +0000 #3
4.4 miles this morning @ 5:30am with snow flurries swirling all around.

It was fun running in the snow! Nothing was sticking, so it wasn't slick at all.

I was supposed to have done this run yesterday but a bit too much of the grape on Saturday night put the kabosh on that.

This coming Sunday is my first "real" run event in years. It's just a 5K, but it's been so long that even though there is absolutely no reason for me to be worried, I still have some nervousness. Silly, right?
OakLeaf2010-05-01 12:21:38 +0000 #4
Hoo, boy, last week I had one of those weeks that makes me wonder how people with jobs do it.

We weren't even really working much, just hanging out with the journos and helping out a bit. But when you're at work from dawn to past dinner time, the healthiest food you have access to is often french fries, and you're living on 5-1/2 hours of sleep even without losing some more for a workout... sheesh.

I'd already been short a couple of workouts earlier in the week, for several reasons.

Anyway, intervals yesterday, an overnight trip and a short recovery run today. Back to it, with a revitalized respect for you normal people!!!
Crankin2010-05-01 13:11:55 +0000 #5
Back to reality. I am recovering from my vacation. Hard snow shoeing, too much wine and food.

Going to run tomorrow.

Will I ever be able to ride my bike?
jesvetmed2010-05-01 12:24:49 +0000 #6
A run in the snow today. (YES.. SNOW AGAIN HERE!) Well, walk/run. 6 min warm up, 30 minutes of walk 2 min / run 2 min. My calf tightened a little. I've hit it with ice, ibuprofen, stretching, and the STICK (my favorite new thing!). Have my usual massage with PT tomorrow, so hopefully they'll work it out for me. It has been hanging in there OK with getting back into some small amounts of running. Should be fine after a rest tonight, (she says with her fingers crossed

Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 13:07:46 +0000 #7
Ran 4 miles of 3x1 intervals last night. I am getting faster- woot! 4 miles took 42 minutes which is down from my 11.25 minute miles. It was about 80% humidity, I wanted to punch somebody by the time I was done for sure! Last week I skipped my long run, I was mentally just gone. I have really been stressed out and just couldn't do it.
eclectic2010-05-01 13:55:54 +0000 #8
Looks like a lot of you have the week off to a good start! and early in the day too.

Crankin' isn't that what vacation is all about? Food and wine? at least you did activity to work it all off and didn't just lay on a beach somewhere warm - although that sounds really good about now

Urlea - what is the weather doing down there? it is just cold and blowing here - very little snow

question I am planning on doing my 7 mile run tonight. If I walk .25 to warm up and cool down do I count that in w/ the 7 miles or is it in addition to?



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