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Running into trouble...week of 11/30/08

Jolt2010-05-01 17:29:17 +0000 #1
This running forum has been slow lately! I went for a trail run this afternoon--I am up to 2 miles at a time (next run I get to go up to 2.5--yahoo!) so I did my two miles and then walked for a bit before turning around to go back to where I started. It was snowing! I only saw one other person on the trail, which was surprising. This run was a lot better than my last trail run two weeks ago--I felt much less clumsy and had no aches and pains, IT band or otherwise. Maybe the new shoes helped since they fit better, and plus I had been running more and getting some confidence back. It felt really good and I think I needed it--I'm in a very good mood this afternoon! The only thing that could have been better was when WALKING back, I was jumping over some especially squishy mud, my foot slid out from under me because I stepped on some leaves that were on top of a wet rock, and I landed right in the mud . I guess I'm not back to 100% agility yet...or maybe I should just blame that one on the fact that the trail is under a thick layer of leaves this time of year so it's harder to see where you're about to put your foot (and they can be slippery too). How's everyone else's running going?


ASammy12010-05-01 17:40:25 +0000 #2
I have just recently started running and am taking it very slowly. My goal is to run an 8k in March and then a half marathon in September.

I am following the couch to 5k training program on coolrunning.com to start and am currently on week 2.

Here is my current training schedule which includes my cycling.

Sun- morning yoga for core, cool running program in the evening

Mon- cycle cadence training

Tues- cool running program

Wed- cycle hill training

Thurs- cool running program

Fri- off

Sat- group cycle ride

With this schedule I should have no problem completing the 5k in March, my first century in June, and the 1/2 marathon in September.

The schedule is a bit grueling (for me) because of my job, but I think I can get it done.
michelem2010-05-01 17:52:23 +0000 #3
Thanks for getting this started Jolt. Sounds like you had quite the adventuresome run/walk!

ASammy1, I like the looks of your program. I've been concentrating on running to the neglect of cycling, and I sure miss my bike!

I plan to hop back on at the first of the year -- yay!

Well, as I posted in another thread, I did a 10k on Thanksgiving morning, which was fun if not a challenge due to all the walkers with dogs, baby strollers, kids, etc. Yesterday I about 9 miles, and it was pleasant one minus the tummy cramps (very gassy for some reason, despite eating very low residue as of late).

I am entering major taper mode and feeling like a slug. I have 6 x 1/4 mile speedwork scheduled for Tuesday and a 3 mile run at predicted marathon pace on Thursday and then the actual marathon is on Sunday. I know this is the way it should be, but seeing as my last run over 20 miles was over 3 weeks ago and quite the bust I am getting very nervous. It's going to be hard to concentrate on work this week, especially with two full days of video conferencing coming up -- bleh.

I had my kinesio taping removed yesterday and I'm going to see how it goes on Tuesday's run without it. No matter how that goes, I'm going to get re-taped before the race. Better safe than sorry, in my opinion.

Keep the updates coming! I'll need to be living vicariously through you all this next week.
emily_in_nc2010-05-01 17:41:02 +0000 #4
I haven't been posting since my runs have all been on the treadmill lately. Boring but steady, 2x a week. Did 3.25 miles running, .25 walking today. Just keeping myself in shape until I have the time & decent weather for some outdoor runs...
teigyr2010-05-01 17:49:21 +0000 #5
I've been running 22-ish miles per week with my long run being 10 miles. I'm working on form and have been going to physical therapy because I am lopsided

It's actually pretty great because all those theories I had as far as why necklaces went crooked on me are confirmed. I'm working on the muscles I need to work on and I'm actually getting faster and with less fatigue.

Michelem, what race are you doing? Best of luck! I am sure you will be fine and all those energy reserves that you're building up will kick in.

My next marathon isn't until June. I'm feeling kind of wistful, actually, but am trying to put my time to good use. A co-worker ran a really awesome half-marathon this past weekend and it was her first distance race. I'm trying to convince her that 26 isn't THAT far out of reach...so maybe I'm using my time for evil also
katluvr2010-05-01 17:46:14 +0000 #6
Hello!

2 weeks have passed since my 1/2 marathon, I then had a cold and I have been a slug. I ran twice last week... a easy 30 minute "jog" and then teh Turkey Trot (5K). I have NOT been on the bike or doing anything else. Just a slug!

Today & tomorrow I am scheduled for a short, easy, w/ some increased pace interval runs. I MUST do them.

I find it hard when I don't have a major race planned and keeping up w/ the training. Then again, this should be my month of rest. Problem is, resting (and eating) TOOOOOOO much!

Keep up the good work ladies!
alpinerabbit2010-05-01 19:19:17 +0000 #7
I haven't been good - what with a head cold and recurring irritations along my thigh.

I finally visited the sports doc.

She examined me and diagnosed mostly severely hardened muscles (front of thighs, shins, butt), mediocre flexibility and weak core.

She prescribed a PT regimen starting out with manual therapy turning into building core strength and a running program (they'll even go to the track with me). Since I'll be paying this out of my pocket I know what I want for Xmas: PT money.

Heck, my core strength is already so much better. She should have seen me before the past 3 months of yoga.
Urlea2010-05-01 20:14:10 +0000 #8
Ugh. I'm starting to get frustrated.

Especially after watching "Spirit of the Marathon" today and really wanting to get out and run.

I have been sick since Nov. 11th! Because I'm stubborn I still got about 5miles of running in each week since then (there were a few days I felt okay-ish), but now that I'm coughing enough to warrant sleeping on the couch at night to avoid waking my husband I just can't run. Sigh.

Not sure if I should waste the money and go into the Dr. again. I went a few weeks ago and there wasn't anything they could do to help.

Anyway. For those of you who are able get out there and run for me!

Congrats to those of you who made it out for a Turkey Trot!!

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