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Light on our Feet: Week of August 4

emily_in_nc2010-05-01 15:47:17 +0000 #1
Hey, I'm first this week!

I'm kinda psyched today because I got new running shoes during tax-free weekend here in NC (New Balance W755C), and I had my first run with them today -- 4.2 miles on the treadmill in 43 minutes. They are SO comfortable! My old shoes served me well, but were getting worn out as they were at least a year old, so it was time for a fresh pair. Ah so cushy and good support too. Just wearing them really motivated me to start the week out with a good run.

Me happy!

kelownagirl2010-05-01 15:49:28 +0000 #2
I did a 3 sport brick and my 5 km run was the crappiest part of the whole thing. Dang shins. I'm going to give them 4 days off then try again.
Fujichants2010-05-01 16:24:32 +0000 #3
5 mile run today. My ankles are hurting...they have never hurt before? But then again, I have upped my mileage.
limewave2010-05-01 16:13:47 +0000 #4
Light on our feet? I felt like lead weights were strapped to my ankles. I did a 7 mile run yesterday. I set myself up for failure. I wore a cotton t-shirt instead of a sleeveless tank. I didn't bring water. And I wore a baseball hat instead of a sunglasses and sweat band. To top it off, I left for my run at 1:30 in the afternoon. 87 degrees and very humid.

I walked/jogged the last 1.5 miles. But I made it. Easy run tomorrow. Pace run on Friday. And then, hopefully, an 8 mile run on Sunday.
Wahine2010-05-01 16:13:11 +0000 #5
My calves are so sore and tight I was afraid my heels would never touch the ground when I got up this morning. No running for me!!
limewave2010-05-01 16:50:53 +0000 #6
I do not feel like doing a 6 mile pace run today
Shiraz2010-05-01 16:37:20 +0000 #7
I finally had a decent run. I ran 11 miles of rolling hills and maintained under 10/mile pace. I was ready to hang up the shoes and bag it. I had been sick for 3 weeks and couldn't get in a run that was worth 2 cents. I went from a terrible sore throat to a nasty sinus infection to the gastro intestinal stuff. Still not fast but I didn't have to walk! It sounds like everyone is having the late summer yucks with the heat and humidity.

Limewave hope your run went well today.

Wahine hope your calves lighten up

3 weeks and counting down till my half
OakLeaf2010-05-01 17:51:26 +0000 #8
Intervals today. Unfortunately my HRM wasn't picking up for most of it, so I don't have a good sense of how I did, although speedwise it was pretty much okay. 1 minute sprints/1 minute walking recovery x 7, 4 miles total with warmup and recovery jog.

I didn't post my run last Saturday, since it was a couple of days before I got back to my computer. But I need to pat myself on the back . We were camping at the racetrack as we always do, and for once I didn't have too much to drink . This year we camped in Family Camping (with about 200 other old f*rts and two or three children ) which was great because they didn't have all the klieg lights trained on the campsites and I was able to sleep without an eye mask... which in turn meant that I was actually able to wake up normally in the morning - even a little bit earlier than usual, since the tent admits more sunlight than my bedroom windows! So I crawled out of the tent, knowing that DH would be sleeping for at least another hour and there wouldn't be bikes on track for longer than that - stood around for a couple of minutes trying to find some motivation since ordinarily I DO NOT do any exercise before 8 a.m. and ESPECIALLY not running! Finally I went all Nike-commercial on myself, put on my running clothes and shoes and went out. I actually stayed inside the gates, just because it was pretty foggy when I started out, I'd forgotten my Xinglet or anything else hi-viz, and I didn't want to go out on the road. So just a 3.5 mile free run, just enough to blow the campfire smoke out of my lungs, but it didn't hurt NEAR as much as I expected a pre-7 a.m. run to, and I was sure proud of myself for doing it

Shiraz and Wahine, hope you both start feeling better soon!



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