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Running in circles....March 24th-31st

rocknrollgirl2010-05-01 22:50:17 +0000 #1
GOOD MORNING!!!!

Well, I am off to the pool this morning, but I wanted to get the thread started. I am pleased to not have any residual pain after running the whole 30 mins yesterday. I feel pretty confident that I will be ok for the 5k on Saturday. My first ever by the way. I have run in adventure races, and triathlons, but never just signed up for a road race. It is kind of exciting!

Have a good day everybody.
baskingshark2010-05-01 23:01:08 +0000 #2
Rest day for me today - I did my scheduled run yesterday and it was the first time in a long while I've run this particular route on my own.

It sucked the entire way - there was not one step that I didn't think "maybe it's time to walk", "I hate running", or "surely it shouldn't be this hard". I tried to slow down, felt like a shuffle, persevered and eventually finished. I came home feeling utterly demoralized and miserable.

It wasn't until I updated my running log later that I realized that I had run the entire thing at just a fraction less than my usual race pace and so MUCH faster than my usual easy (with partner) runs. Which explains why it hurt so much.

So, while I was happy with the time, I now also realize I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how to pace myself!
Wahine2010-05-01 23:18:14 +0000 #3
RnR - You're waaaaaaayyyyyy too chipper for a Monday morning.
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 00:04:42 +0000 #4
Well Yoda,

There are several reasons for that:

1.No school today, spring break

2. Spent the entire post run Easter day lounging about yesterday while DH watched HOURS of March Madness, so I am happy to be moving today.

3. I have had a sinus headache for 3 days and I woke up this morning and it was gone...

so yep, I was uncharacteristically chipper this am....probably mostly due to number one!
KSH2010-05-01 23:54:41 +0000 #5
Very windy in Big D today. So I went to the gym and got on the treadmill. I had enough of wind this past weekend.

I always run faster on the treadmill.

I pumped out 6 miles in 60 minutes.
Wahine2010-05-01 23:14:44 +0000 #6
I walk ran 15 min on the treadmill yesterday and 5 min today. I decreased today just because I didn't have time, but at least I got in a little cadence training. I ached for about 30 min after both runs.
rocknrollgirl2010-05-01 23:53:21 +0000 #7
Howdy..good morning...

Did a good run this morning. We have decided lately to concentrate on a more thorough warm-up, so I did my usual 5 min walk and then another 5 mins of skips and hops and silly whatnot and then stretched.

Today I decided to do a 5/1 run to walk on a one mile trail loop. I brought three miles in in 28 mins with the walk breaks. It felt good to move a little faster. I swear it hurts me less.

I was worried because I did 90 mins on my road bike yesterday. Easy, but still longish for me.

I also wore my cho-pat strap on my knee for the first time. I think it helped. They had discouraged me at PT from wearing it, fearing dependency, but I think it helped.

So I think I am as ready as a recently injured runner can be for my first 5k on Saturday!!!!!!

Yoda, sounds like you are getting better. Sorry you are aching. I get tired of the aching part.
KSH2010-05-02 00:39:42 +0000 #8
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wahine

I walk ran 15 min on the treadmill yesterday and 5 min today. I decreased today just because I didn't have time, but at least I got in a little cadence training. I ached for about 30 min after both runs.

Good job! Congratulations on getting back to it.

Yea, when I stop running on my long runs... it's like the pain just settles into my body and it hurts. Once I hit my time/distance... I start to walk casually... and I can barely walk anymore. It's like my body goes into shut down mode once it's allowed to stop moving forward.

This is why I know at my IM, I CANNOT stop moving forward. If I stop and rest... I might not get moving again.

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