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Running strong! April 1st - April 6th

KSH2010-05-01 18:53:24 +0000 #1
I feel STRONG tonight... so the title is running strong! Oh yea!

I got out of work and the weather was beautiful! 72 degrees and not too windy. So I ran outside.

I went for 56 minutes and 6 miles! FAST for me!

1st 3 mile lap- averaged a 9 minute mile

2nd 3 mile la- averaged a 9:40 minute mile

Overall 9:20 minute mile and an amazing run! Sure, I hurt... but it's cool. I finally ran fast outside and for longer than 1.5 miles!
Tiffany2010-05-01 18:58:40 +0000 #2
Hi everyone. I haven't ran in over a week but I was finally able to get back out today. The weather was beautiful today (unlike it has been for weeks ... we've had everything from record rainfall, flash flooding that has killed many, tornadoes, etc). I only ran 2 miles but it felt like the best 2 miles of my life.
Wahine2010-05-01 19:07:57 +0000 #3
Good job KSH!! Those are good numbers. Keep it up.

Tiffany - I love to here people express joy about their running. That's what it's all about.

Me... I'm still on the injured reserve list but I did my PT exercises and ran some short (1 min) form intervals on the treadmill with little fall out. Had a massage tonight. I'm starting to get anxious, I want to go for a real run soon.
alpinerabbit2010-05-01 20:06:04 +0000 #4
I'm being very, very daring & stepping it up - 30 minutes now. Went well (legs were tired though. I am really out of shape running wise).

but a big thumbs up I noticed this morning - my old hip pain is going away.

Maybe it's the reduction in running but what I really believe/hope is that the orthotics prevent the torsion movement the orthopedist showed me. This radiates to exactly that spot that kept hurting.
horsemom2010-05-01 19:34:42 +0000 #5
Good morning ladies!!

Yeah to KSH and Tiffany on feeling good!!! Doesn't it make the rest of the day feel great to have run well?

Always meant to tell you, Wahine, I am a little dense also!! I am far from sleek, but you would not guess what I weigh--yep, she's a little dense!

I hope it is your orthothics working, Alpinerabbit...hip pain is one of the worst, in my book. I have some that comes and goes at times. I think it is mainly from riding my wider than normal mare - at about 50 miles, I have trouble getting off and running.

I ran all that downhill off my horse last week (about 14 miles total over three days) and felt no ill effects. I was concerned that downhills would kill me after all the uphill and flat from the treadmill all winter. Knees feel great!!! I did drop a fence post on my big toe, though, and turn it black. It is right next to the one I lost from running before I got bigger shoes. Who needs toenails anyway? I'll just paint them on for sandal season!!

I am training horses this afternoon with little chance to get off and run, but going to spin class and then doing a long run tomorrow. I can hardly wait to get on the trails, but it is still too muddy here.

teigyr2010-05-01 20:50:42 +0000 #6
I ran hills last night

I don't know if it's because I ate better during the day or that I got enough sleep the night before but they actually felt good. They made me tired, granted, but I felt in control of them.

I LOVE those kind of runs!
horsemom2010-05-01 19:32:27 +0000 #7
Wow!! Everyone is running well! Must be spring---whooo hoooo!
rocknrollgirl2010-05-01 20:49:19 +0000 #8

You know when you have those days where you feel like you could run forever, where everything is just clicking along smoothly...feeling like Forrest Gump.

Well today was NOT one of those days. Everything hurt, nothing felt smooth, it was terrible. I kept looking down at my shoes wondering if I had grabbed the wrong pair. Blech.

Most probably a result of riding yesterday. My legs are probably just tired. I really need to get a schedule worked out to allow for max recovery between sessions.

Oh well, rest day tomorrow and then on to the w/e.



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