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Born to Run: Week of June 19th

jesvetmed2010-05-01 17:05:35 +0000 #1
Am I the only one running so far this week?

I'll start -- out for a 65 minute jog today in the wind. I felt ok -- nice run by the bay in the rain. But the dog only made it 45 minutes, and so I had to slow down and slow jog/fast walk the rest of the way -- she's getting old. I'll have to limit the length of her runs more from now on.

My excuse for the day!

Jes
Wahine2010-05-01 17:22:15 +0000 #2
Jes - are you OK? Have you been working too many late night shifts? Whens the last time you checked your calendar?
kelownagirl2010-05-01 17:52:32 +0000 #3
I wish it was the 19th. I'm off work on the 27th...
Kimmyt2010-05-01 18:00:50 +0000 #4
I'm in a cranky mood. The heat has been unbearable here. Went for a run on the treadmill yesterday due to 100+ degree heat. Today I was supposed to commute on my bike and due to a crazy storm we had last night, I decided last minute it wasn't safe to ride on the trail (several roads were closed due to downed trees and the trail I ride on for 6 miles is completely tree-lined).

Now dealing with feelings of resentment and frustration. I hate how I feel after I bag a planned workout.

Well, tonight is the last swim class and we get ice cream. Just what I need on the week before my taper.
Skeezix2010-05-01 18:18:30 +0000 #5
I've just started running again, so I'm going to pipe up on this thread. I'm up to 30 minutes, 2.6 miles on my fifth time out of the gate (I've not run since the fall- so bad I know). Not the fastest pace in the world but I doubt I'll ever be really fast.

I really used to hate running and am not really sure that I'm ready to change that assessment 100% but I bought new running shoes and oh my lord, they are fantastic. I think it's made a huge difference, I'm enjoying running so much more. Plus I've found some music that really works for keeping me up and happy and paced well (god bless cheesy pop music).
emily_in_nc2010-05-01 17:46:23 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Skeezix

I've just started running again, so I'm going to pipe up on this thread. I'm up to 30 minutes, 2.6 miles on my fifth time out of the gate (I've not run since the fall- so bad I know). Not the fastest pace in the world but I doubt I'll ever be really fast.

I really used to hate running and am not really sure that I'm ready to change that assessment 100% but I bought new running shoes and oh my lord, they are fantastic. I think it's made a huge difference, I'm enjoying running so much more. Plus I've found some music that really works for keeping me up and happy and paced well (god bless cheesy pop music).

Welcome Skeezix! Great to have you here. I just started running this year myself. Longest run so far is five miles, but I'm not getting too "serious" about it (yet, anyway), haven't done any events yet, etc. Just too busy with work and a puppy. However, I am enjoying it more than I ever used to when I'd give up after about 2 miles. I like the cheesy pop music too -- it definitely makes the discomfort more tolerable!

BTW, what running shoes did you get that are so good? Mine are getting pretty worn. They're still comfy (New Balance 754), but I don't think they have a lot of support left.

I've just done a 3.25 mile treadmill run this week so far; been really busy. Have a mtb ride scheduled for tomorrow after work, and hopefully another run on Friday.

Emily
Grog2010-05-01 19:37:23 +0000 #7
Ran halfway back from work, a bit over 7 km. I should have run all the way, it took as long to finish the commute on the bus as it would have taken running!! But having not run in more than a month, I was prudent.

I love the idea of commuting by foot (running) although I need to figure out a better way to carry my keys (office keys + home keys = lots of keys). I wore a bike jersey, stuffed the keys into socks so it didn't jingle, but it still bounced around quite a bit as I ran. I could try with a Camelbak maybe (although the distance is not long enough to justify carrying water....).

I'll try to do it once a week in the summer, and cycle the other days.
Wahine2010-05-01 17:57:09 +0000 #8
I always carry my ID, some money, my cell and usually keys when I run. I have a smaller waist type water belt with a nice big pocket on it that works and I also have some running shirts with smaller zip pockets that I got from Lulu Lemon, and that works perfect. You do live in the home land of Lulu Lemon after all.

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