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Running on and on... week of 10/27

Veronica2010-05-01 14:03:44 +0000 #1
Thanks to Yellow I bought new shoes on Saturday.

I wore them on my three mile run this morning. This was third run that I've kept my miles under ten minutes each - 9:41, 9:59 and 9:57.

I've beginning to think it's not a fluke.

It's a nice run through my neighborhood - a one mile loop. I do it as many times as I feel like it and time allows. A lot of people have decorated for Halloween and their holiday lights were still on at 5 AM.

Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 14:14:20 +0000 #2
I am in the market for new shoes as well. I just hate switching, what did you get?

Landscaping tonight, shopping tomorrow, mountain biking Wednesday. Lord, I hope to get a run in this week!
Veronica2010-05-01 14:12:02 +0000 #3
I got a pair of New Balance. I'm not sure which ones. I'll look at home. We went to different store at the recommendation of someone at Thom's work.

I liked it. The lady right away noticed how much my ankles turn in. My ankles turn in so much when I walk normally that I had bunions by the time I was twenty. And I don't wear "bad for you" shoes - EVER. It's the first time anyone other than a podiatrist has commented on my ankles.

alpinerabbit2010-05-01 14:12:24 +0000 #4
Woohoo I had a first run in 11 weeks (there was one sneaked in about 6 wks ago but only about 25 min) - it was soooo beautiful out - and running through the leaves is the best!

I'm heavily therapying myself with my new massage balls to keep those muscles soft and flexible (the thighs are a piece of work), wish me luck... half mary here I come...
yellow2010-05-01 14:43:52 +0000 #5

Originally Posted by Veronica

Thanks to Yellow I bought new shoes on Saturday.

Glad I could be of help!

A friend and I had a fun little running adventure: Video From YouTube:(link)
on Saturday. Well, we ran most of it.

(sorry it's so blurry...I had to compress the file size)
Veronica2010-05-01 15:42:53 +0000 #6
You guys are crazy!

The shoes I got are New Balance Moyens.

yellow2010-05-01 16:52:35 +0000 #7
I had another nice semi-adventure run yesterday. I had been on part of the trail before but never completed the loop. This one was a little brushy, but not as bad as last week. Amazing views of a canyon on one side and the Great Salt Lake and surroundings on the other side. Amazing, amazing and beautiful day. Made me feel so grateful to be here on this planet and able to do what I do. I ran/hiked for a little over 3 hours, about 16 miles. No blood!

Attn New Balance is currently having a pretty good promotion on NB shoes. $15 off orders $75-$99 (code 15NB2008) and $20 of orders >$100 (20NB2008). Thru 11/30. I used to live by NB for road shoes. Haven't had as much luck with their trail shoes.
michelem2010-05-01 14:28:39 +0000 #8
This week of running was rather disappointing after having a pretty good 1/2 race last weekend. Tuesday night speed workout went rather well, surprisingly enough. 1 mile warm-up, 4 x 1/2 mile at 5k pace with 1/4 mile rest intervals (fast walk) in between each set. I was finally able to keep my target pace for the entire length of each set! Yay!

Thursday night was a bust. I had a 90 minute massage on Wednesday night and did not have any soreness the next day. But, once I started running my muscles felt so sore like I had been lifting weights (with my legs and butt)! I was SUPPOSED to do 1 mile warmup and then 5 miles at about 40 seconds faster/mile than marathon pace. I barely made it 2-1/2 miles and had to jog/walk the rest. It really sucked.

Yesterday it poured buckets. We got over an inch-and-a-half yesterday and had high winds up to 23 mph to boot. Today was forecasted for more rain, so I told my husband I'd go to church with him and then run at the gym later. Turns out it didn't rain today. It was still windy though, with gusts up to 17 mph.

So, I went to the gym at noon, planning a 3 hour/20 miler on the treadmill. Why noon? Because that's when channel 3 would start airing the ING NYC Marathon. And then they'd air figure skating from 1-3pm. Perfect! I'm still working on my hydration/nutrition while running and really feel like that is my downfall. I got some suggestions from Steve Born at Hammer Nutrition (I LOVE Perpetuem for cycling 3-6 hours+ -- the other stuff like Accelerade, Gu2O, etc. really upsets my digestive system). He suggested I up my caloric intake to 150 per hour and my hydration to 12 oz. per hour. He suggested I use Hammer Gel or Heed mixed in water for the first two hours and Perpetuem mixed in water for the final hour. Also, 1 Endurolyte per hour if I didn't use the Heed.

Well, it turned out to be the WORST long run I've had so far. I brought with me my four 10 oz. Nathan bottles. One serving of Heed in each of two bottles (my LBS only had two one-serving packets left yesterday and expected a new shipment on Monday), and one serving of Perpetuem in each of the remaining two bottles. I figured this would come out close to the necessary 450 calories and 36 oz. of fluid for 3 hours. I timed it so that I would consume one bottle of Heed and 1/2 bottle of Perpetuem for each of the first two hours and the remaining bottle of Perpetuem for the last hour. I felt horribly nauseous (sp?) the whole time, burped a lot, and had to stop and walk a lot to keep from vomiting. Oh, and the fact that they were COOKING pancakes and eggs downstairs (in the GYM!!! What the heck???), didn't help the nausea. My fingers swellled a lot too, so that my wedding rings got very tight. When I got home I vomited several times -- just yellow water. I sweated a lot while running (at least in the first hour or so sweat was dripping off me), but I just didn't feel like I could drink any more while running. I probably should have weighed myself before and after, but didn't think of that. I've been home for about 3 hours and I've only peed a little bit once. So, I figure I am dehydrated. Whether from not consuming enough fluid while running, or from vomiting afterward I'm not sure. After about an hour I made myself eat and nursed a 20 oz. mug of peppermint tea. I plan to drink at least one more mug before bed. Oh, another thing: because I didn't go to the gym until noon, I did eat at around 8am (not suggested to eat any closer to 3 hours before a race or a long run and not more than 200-400 calories)-- 2 corn tortillas, 1 small piece of bread, and 1 whole omega-3 egg and 1 white. I didn't need to void at all while running and didn't vomit any of that up, so I do believe it was fully digested before I started.

The treadmill kept re-setting itself, so I don't know exactly, but I estimate I did pretty darn cloes to the 20 miles, give or take. It did take me about 3-1/2 hours though.

So, I guess next weekend I will try the Hammer Gel. I was hoping I could get all in one with the Heed (carbs/calories and electrolytes), but I really would have liked some plain water -- the Heed was way too sweet for me and I think that is what caused the nausea/burping. I used the Perpetuem in last week's race and didn't have that problem. I just didn't ingest enough calories or fluid and really felt myself slow and struggle in the last 2-3 miles. I eat very low sugar/low sodium on a daily basis, so I am very sensitive to sweet and salty tastes (I find I have to buy fresh chicken breasts as opposed to frozen as the frozen tastes way to salty too me!).

What do you think? I really feel like my hydration/nutrition is the one thing holding me back.This is all new to me as when I used to run shorter distances (8-10 miles) I wouldn't eat or drink anything while running. And, as I mentioned before, the Perpetuem works great for me while cycling for 3-6+ hours.

I am SO DISAPPOINTED. I'm just about a month out from the marathon and really need to get this figured out! I can't afford to have any more crappy training runs!

This coming week looks pretty tough even though my long run is cut down to 15 miles. Speedwork on Tuesday and then on Thursday, 10 miles at predicted marathon pace. I'll have to do my long run on Saturday morning as we are having relatives over that afternoon and overnight and they want to go to 9am church (I've been skipping church to run now that we don't have Saturday night services anymore).

Well, sorry for the LOOOOONNNNGGG saga here. I'm just really feeling frustrated. Thanks for putting up with me!

Yellow, Thanks for the heads up on the NB shoes. At first, I thought, yeah, but what about shipping costs? But then, I looked and see they have free shipping too! And a 90 day guarantee! I was just thinking I should probably get a new pair now so I can break them in before the race.

Veronica, Isn't it amazing what the right pair of shoes can do for you? I've had a problem with my knee caps pointing inward when my toes are facing straight ahead. Well, my new PT said she thought that insoles could correct that. Voila! A pair of Green superfeet in my New Balance running shoes and my knee caps no longer face inward! (Well, at least not while I'm wearing my shoes!). I can't believe it took me over 30 years to find such a simple solution (I remember having this problem as far back as elementary school). And, I do think it's helping with some of my muscular imbalances as well.

alpinerabbit, I use the Yamuna Body Rolling balls from time to time, and when I do they really help ( ). I'm glad you're finding relief from your massage balls as well.

Aggie_Ama, Did you get a run in? Sounds like you've been busy!

Keep it up everyone!



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