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Running the Gamut - w/o September 1

OakLeaf2010-05-01 15:12:58 +0000 #1
what, everybody else have too much fun over the weekend, too?

Between the weed pollen, the heat, and all the campfire smoke I inhaled over the weekend, I just could not breathe today. I'd wanted to do a harder workout, but decided the better part of valor was just another free run on the paved trail. I quit after 3.6 miles

- went home and sucked on my inhaler (ha ha, after s*cking on my run )

I wanted to give the new shoes one more "trial run," and I think I'm going to keep them. Teigyr (from last week), yes, I do have orthotics. I felt like they were overcorrecting somewhat, so between myself and the shoe guy, we decided to try a neutral cushion shoe this time instead of a stability shoe. Now I'm thinking that maybe the reason it felt like I was supinating was that my old shoes were too narrow in the midfoot, and the orthotics were tipped up rather than lying flat in the shoe. But still, I've been hoping I could gradually wean myself off the over-built shoes and orthotics, and find good body mechanics within my own body.

After my run on Thursday, I had a fair amount of Achilles pain for the rest of the day, but woke up Friday morning with hardly any. In the past it's usually been the next day when my feet have told me what they didn't like. So I took that for a good sign. Today, I laced the shoes up tight again and I have just a little bit of Achilles pain. See how it feels in the morning, but as I said, I'm inclined to keep the shoes and work harder on my form.


KnottedYet2010-05-01 15:23:18 +0000 #2
Did a 1/2 mile run/walk with Stinky Butt Dog, wearing my Chaco sandals. Honestly, the sandals are turning out to be the best running "shoes" I have. (just like their 1998 Chaco predecessors) Chaco www.chacousa.com: www.chacousa.com made some good sh*t, and Dave Page seattle-wa.addresses...le&qi=41&qk=10&qs=WA is a damm good cobbler.
Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 15:25:37 +0000 #3
I went last night to the little trail at Lions Foundation Park. The trail I .8 miles each lap and I have been slowly adding to my distance. When I first starting running again 3 weeks ago I did 2 miles (2.5 laps), last night I did 4 laps with no walking except a brief stroll to grab water. My Timex broke so I have no clue if I was faster than last run but I felt I was. Still a pretty slow 5k at about 35-36 minutes.

I am getting my running legs back for the hilly Turkey Trot Thanksgiving day, it is a brutal 5 miles. And running is definitely helping my weight loss journey!

Funny thing was all day my left ankle was stiff and had a dull ache from the mountain bike crash last weekend but on the run nothing hurt at all.
Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 16:10:38 +0000 #4
I went and did 4 laps again tonight. The wind is howling today and it definitely made one stretch brutal. Not as bad as poor DH commuting home by bike. Nice thing is it was only 89 this afternoon and cloudy instead of 99 and sunny like yesterday. I have a blister now and am not a happy Ama.
jesvetmed2010-05-01 16:45:29 +0000 #5
Yesterday I "commuted" to my hair cut appointment. My plan was to walk the 8 miles, but I left too late and ended up jogging around 4-5 miles of it. 90 minutes on the nose, 8 miles exactly. What a sweaty mess I was when I got to my hair appointment!

Hubby picked me up and we had dinner after -- good thing. I was STARVING by then!
teigyr2010-05-01 16:07:07 +0000 #6
Jes, that is funny

My hairstylist is mostly ok with me being sweaty but she draws the line at pool water remnants. That is very practical though. I tend to incorporate errands into my long run days because the post office and other things are on my way. I learned NEVER pick up prescriptions though because they rattle all the way home

How are the injured runners? Colby, are you going to make it to the Seattle Marathon/Half Marathon? A few friends are running the half. I haven't signed up yet but am thinking about it.

Aggie, it sounds like you're doing great! Running is so much fun once it starts setting in.

Knot, I betcha SBD is enjoying it. Been perfect weather (mostly) up here too.

I ran about 40 miles last week (whew!), 30 of those miles being in three days. I think now I have the energy to type

Seriously, it was kind of fun.

I've been doing shorter runs this week. I am running a 10K on Sunday and then the marathon is in the beginning of October. I can't believe it's almost here! As long as I think the distance is (it's my first), I remember those IM folk and remember that 26 miles is nothing compared to that. It'll be ok.
Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 15:43:02 +0000 #7
Jes- How funny, I never thought of running errands literally. Probably will have to when I get into Marathon training next year.

teigyr- I am new down here, when is the marathon? I am in awe of marathoners and still trying to tell myself I aspire to be one. 40 miles in a week, I never did that when I ran often. I got a long way to go!

Finished the minimum for the week of running (I shoot for 3 days) last night with a two miler around the neighborhood. My neighborhood is small and that is one loop, then I get bored. I remembered why I prefer running the trail even though it is even shorter, my neighborhood is hilly. Ay ya ya.

Weekly total was 8.4, which is the same as last week thanks to the short run last night. Distance is mostly growing though, speed is not. Can't win them all can I? Next week I want to do 4.5 laps at the trail which would be 3.6 miles. Pretty soon I will have to start stopping at the longer trails that are on my way home, you can only do so many .8 mile laps!

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