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Ain't nothing gonna break my stride - Week of July 14

oneskineejosie2010-05-01 16:47:44 +0000 #1
So, today's run was a real turning point for me. Throughout the past 3 or so months as I have been training for my first season of sprint tris, running has been my biggest hurdle. I just don't take to it naturally like some do, but I have been putting in my miles and hoping that someday, it would pay off. It happened today!!!

I did the same interval ladder that I have been doing for the past few weeks, but I realized as I was running that it felt so much better! My HR was going down really nicely during the recovery times, and I finished my 6.4 miles (same exact course @ the reservior) 2 minutes faster than last week!!! The best part is that I wasn't pushing harder, my HR average was 163, compared to last week's 171

AND I rode a 50 mile charity bike ride yesterday (well, 58 miles, 'cuz we missed a turn!!!), so my legs weren't really "fresh".

I was so inspired by the fact that I am actually making progress that I signed up for the Hartford 1/2 Marathon in October!!! I figured since it was the sport that I wanted to concentrate the most on in the tri off-season, that I might as well give it a shot!!!

jesvetmed2010-05-01 17:00:59 +0000 #2
Wow OneskinneeJosie... great news! It's so nice to see payoff for the hard work and time spent. I'm the same with running -- NOT my strong suit. I felt that happen with me a couple months ago and it is wonderful.

My run today not as great! 3.5 miles fairly slowly... I'm just worn down, I think. Then walked 2 miles. I have to start walking more b/c I have the Breast Cancer 3-Day in 8 weeks -- 60 miles of walking then . So I better get some in! I think I'll do a lot of going out the trail for my days' running for the triathlon schedule, then walk back whatever distance that is. That will help a lot. Walking just takes so much time!!!!
oneskineejosie2010-05-01 17:34:20 +0000 #3

60 miles??? WOW!!!
kelownagirl2010-05-01 17:13:29 +0000 #4
Did 6km this morning but stopped before I could reach 8k because my shins were bugging me. Went for physio this afternoon and had some treatment.
tygab2010-05-01 17:19:49 +0000 #5
Did a 5 miler last night, reverse direction of my last run putting the rollers at the end... Prolly my best run in a few months as my HR stayed a comfy 164 except on the uphills. I was also surprised to be back at my house (versus thinking over the last mile about how I couldn't wait to be home).

The lack of heat and humidity helped too.
Jolt2010-05-01 17:14:44 +0000 #6
Did a half-hour run this morning; it's way too hot here!! The heat and humidity just takes all the fun out of running--I had to force myself to go out and felt pretty icky by the end.
Kimmyt2010-05-01 18:18:07 +0000 #7
Sometimes, its fun to be angry.

I was planning on doing a treadmill today, because it's been incredibly hot and muggy lately. Was in a bad mood from a planned brick gone wrong yesterday, and other things that just had me angry at life. Running on the treadmill, and my dang hairband wouldn't work and i just found myself getting angrier and angrier, and all of a sudden i felt like my legs were just pushing me up off the treadmill, so I cranked up the speed and just busted out with the rest of the 3 mile run. It felt so good, and afterwards I found I didn't have any anger left at anything (well, maybe a little) a felt cleansed.

limewave2010-05-01 17:42:20 +0000 #8
I'm in my 3rd week of steady training (a record for me!). I devised a training plan for 2 1/2 mary's. One is in mid September the other mid October. My goal is to run 2:05:00 (about 9:30/mile pace).

Monday: 4 mile run with DD in baby jogger

Tuesday: 25 mile bike ride

Wednesday: Pace run -- 1.25 mile warm up, 2 miles at 8:40, 2 at 9 (it was to hot and humid to keep up that faster pace) and 1.25 miles cool down.

Thursday: I'm planning a 16 mile mountain bike ride

Friday: Relaxed bike ride

Saturday: rest

Sunday: 6 miles at 9:30



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