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kelownagirl2010-05-01 20:42:02 +0000 #1
Whee, I get to start this thread! Of course, I have no clever title this morning.

Anyway, I got up at 5:45am to go for a run in the cold and dark this morning. That's a first for me!!! And it was tough to drag my butt outta bed, let me tell you. I had all my stuff set out and ready to go but of course it turned out to be -9 out so I had dig around for 5 minutes looking for my warmer socks. It was interesting to run when I'm still half asleep but I felt good. Calves were a bit tight but felt ok so I did 2:00 run intervals today. We'll see how that feels. I didn't do much leg work at the gym yesterday so hope that helps.

Have a good week everyone!
teigyr2010-05-01 20:57:33 +0000 #2
Wow KGirl, you are a better woman than I am. 8am is my early range...any earlier and I think my muscles are still sleeping and it's cruel and unusual punishment.

I'm not running today. I just popped in to say I'm impressed
Grog2010-05-01 21:30:05 +0000 #3
Great job KG! I thought it was funny seeing your wine-drinking avatar next to the "I got up at 5:45 to run!"

Right now I identify with the avatar more!!

At -9, you were probably not half-awake for long! That's, hmm, "refreshing" weather...

This week is half-recovery and half-reconditioning towards my next race, which is a 8km in one month. I'm letting go of the long long runs and going for a lot more speedwork and leg-speed workouts. Here's the plan:

Tuesday: Run-walk with a semi-injured friend, however long she wants.

Wednesday: If possible, 60 minutes on the trainer bike at recovery pace

Thursday: Short 30-min run

Friday: 60 minutes on the bike, maybe some light intervals if the music is good, followed by 20 minutes doing some core exercises on the ball

Saturday: 30- or 40-minute run with some strides

Sunday: 60-minute run

And get a massage. Stretch nicely.

Thanks for starting the thread.
horsemom2010-05-01 22:05:17 +0000 #4
Can I join in?

I just got back from the gym. Unlike some, I just can not make myself run outside when it is 9 degrees!!! I did 4 miles alternating uphill walking (10% and 4 mph) with running at 3% at about 6 mph. I do a half mile walk and a mile run. I am not a good runner, and am hoping to get better this year. I am shooting for a May 3 trail run of 22K, and then the Western States trail run clinic over memorial day - 32, 20 and 20 miles in three days YIKES!!!! Not a good runner, but I can power hike forever!

I'll go back to the gym and do a spin class this evening and then take tomorrow off (work all day, though)

Run, just Run.

Laura
btchance2010-05-01 21:09:13 +0000 #5
Man - your temps make me feel like a wimp for being cold running in 40 degree weather. Anyways, I ran 3 miles with multiple hills today, climbing just shy of 400 feet. Did weights afterwards. Happy running to all!
Shiraz2010-05-01 21:05:44 +0000 #6
Hi Ladies,

Thought I would post my runs since I haven't forever. We are in the process of selling, buying and moving closer to where I work. I did a long run of 12 miles in the cold head wind today. My girlfriend ran the last 5 miles with me. The last 2 were horrible run /walk to finish (mostly walking or a slow trot). I am so tired! It really beat me up. I have been running and trying to get back into the RYAN HALL'S HALF MARATHON TRAINING PLAN from runners world . Last year the plan really helped me. I am struggling this year to get it all going. I did a 10 mile run a few weeks ago and felt okay. My next half is the Salt Lake half April 19th only 8 weeks out. Anyone else running it??? I would love to get under the 2:00 mark. Hoping the speed work and tempo runs will take me there. I am trying hard to get to the gym to do weights. Just can't seem to fit it all in lately.

Kgirl, I would love to have a glass of wine with you!

Nice job getting out in the freezing cold dark! Thanks for starting the thread.
MDHillSlug2010-05-01 21:11:44 +0000 #7
I usually run at 6am, but since I had the day off I was able to sleep until 7:30 and even run in the light! It was a beautiful, blue sky morning, 58 degrees. Since I didn't need to be anywhere at any particular time I figured it was a good day to do a longer run. So, I did 3.75 miles, the first time I've run over 3.4 miles. My legs were really tired at the end and my pace suffered, but I managed to bring it in just under 10 minutes per mile.
emily_in_nc2010-05-01 23:49:14 +0000 #8
Quote:

Originally Posted by MDHillSlug

I usually run at 6am, but since I had the day off I was able to sleep until 7:30 and even run in the light! It was a beautiful, blue sky morning, 58 degrees. Since I didn't need to be anywhere at any particular time I figured it was a good day to do a longer run. So, I did 3.75 miles, the first time I've run over 3.4 miles. My legs were really tired at the end and my pace suffered, but I managed to bring it in just under 10 minutes per mile.

MDHillSlug, congratulations on your longest run! That is a good pace too -- I'm a newer runner and currently running about the same distances as you, but slower -- more like 10:30 to 10:45 pace on the treadmill, and did a rolling 3.36 mile trail run on Sunday at a 12:17 pace (had to walk after the hills to keep my HR from going through the roof!)

Anyway, great job!

Emily

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