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Still waters running deep- week of May 18

alpinerabbit2010-05-01 20:11:05 +0000 #1
Heeey it's Thursday and no one has opened a thread?

So my post-race recovery took until yesterday. The intensity did not really justify 3 days but my tibialis muscles were rock hard. No pain, just hard. Massaged nightly and I'm running again tonight.

[Edit back, 42 minutes mixed forest roads, trails, chip trail, yay.... will communicate with my shin tomorrow]
Deborajen2010-05-01 20:26:59 +0000 #2
New week? I haven't run that much (blush) --

But I did get in four miles this morning before work - 1 mile of run/walk for warm up and cool down, and 2 miles of tempo. Temp was in the upper 60's, cloudy and breezy - very comfortable.

And the good news! I went in for a complete physical yesterday with all the bloodwork - my cholesterol, glucose, liver function and everything else were all good. My blood pressure is staying lower than before I started running - it's so nice to see the payoff.

colby2010-05-01 20:33:47 +0000 #3
I've been running the same boring ~7 miles (haven't measured) lately in my mid-week runs. Wednesdays I do 45min bike/15min run bricks, and this week's with Lucy was different. Heart rate didn't shoot up quite so fast, legs didn't feel quite so stumpy, it felt like I was warmed up rather than running tired. Hip felt pretty good this week, still off, but better.

Tomorrow is another running day... we'll see how the hip goes, it just feels stiff right now. This weekend, another few hours, or I might just run a local half marathon and evening miles (it's pretty much on the IM course anyway). I had to cut last week's run short because I overheated my poor doggie, and by the time we got back after lounging in the shade and drinking out of my camelbak, it was unseasonably warm for me, too. This weekend's weather looks much better for running, partly cloudy and 60s-70s (last weekend was upper 80s and sun, I have a nasty shoulder sunburn from my long ride even though I wore SPF45... SPF70 here I come).
jesvetmed2010-05-01 20:52:05 +0000 #4
Run today on the trail...55 minutes, with #8 30-sec intervals of "sprinting"... I really am not a sprinter, so I just pick up the pace to a high effort. Overall went about 5.7 miles by the time I finished. Then hit the kitchen, then the couch, and haven't moved since.
emily_in_nc2010-05-01 21:07:40 +0000 #5
Did five miles today (treadmill) for the first time in May. 10:10 pace -- one of my best. Nothing hurt. Doncha just love runs like that?

You know, I feel better the longer I run (within reason - I don't eat or drink on my runs, since they're < 1 hr), but I've noticed that I feel better after 30 minutes have passed. I guess the same on the bike, now that I think about it. It's nice because a year ago this time I was running about two miles max and simply couldn't imagine running five miles.

Someday I'll actually run six miles. I like to take my goals sloooooowly.

Veronica2010-05-01 22:12:26 +0000 #6

Originally Posted by emily_in_nc

I like to take my goals sloooooowly.

What, not zero to 7.4 miles in 4 weeks?

I had a great run on Tues. I'm saving the details for my training thread.

I think I'm going to try my first brick on Saturday.

OakLeaf2010-05-01 21:18:11 +0000 #7
5.2 on the fitness trail this afternoon. A beautiful, sunny day, just the right temperature. I was a little sore starting out, from a hard ride yesterday, but I settled in after about three laps and it felt good.

Wahine, I never did say a proper thank you for that warmup routine you posted a few weeks back. It's been a real help to me, really makes my ankles feel better. Plus, when I passed a guy on the trail today, he said, "Didn't I just see you running sideways?"
KSH2010-05-01 23:02:41 +0000 #8
Well, last Sunday I walked/ran 14 miles. I had a swollen knee Sunday night. So I haven't run at all this week as I think my IT band has flared up.

I'm riding 75 miles tomorrow (Sat.) and if my knee fairs OK I'll be walking/running 2 hours on Sunday. We shall see what happens.



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