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Wahine2010-05-01 20:19:04 +0000 #1
So call me crazy (you'd likely be right) but I ran twice today. Outside for 5 miles at lunch and 3 miles on the treadmill after work. This is all part of my "intensive" month assigned by my coach. It's part of breaking down mental barriers and coming out the other side with a whole new idea of who I am as a runner. I wonder if this will also help me achieve enlightenment, (if I don't get shin splints first).

Oh... notice that the thread is only going to Sunday. The type A triathlete in me can't take this week starting on Tues thing any longer.

Excuse me but I need to go organize my closet alphabetically now.
crazycanuck2010-05-01 20:21:09 +0000 #2
Errmm Wahine..Shall we break into the Billy Joel song ' YOu may be right" ?

You may be right..YOu may be CRAZY..you may just be the looonatic i'm looking for..Turn out the lights...

Anywhoo..

Thought about doing deep water running this morning and had everything ready. Woke up at 4:10Am but was dizzy from not drinking enough yesterday..went back to zzzz..I won't fret though..I have a swim session tomorrow and fri am i shall do some deep water running if the area's avail.
teigyr2010-05-01 20:31:43 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by Wahine

Oh... notice that the thread is only going to Sunday. The type A triathlete in me can't take this week starting on Tues thing any longer.

Excuse me but I need to go organize my closet alphabetically now.

You know, that little IM thing you did should've been a sign that your mental barriers are pretty flexible. Was it worse than running 8 straight?

Seriously though. Really. I knew someone who had to wash and dry dishes (by hand) by type, size, and color. It was great fun to find something he had forgotten. Say he was on small plates and had already done glasses, cups, etc...and if I would bring him a glass or cup, he'd have to stop everything to wash it then he'd have to rearrange the drying sequence. I was reeeealllly evil back in those days.

Anyways, I think most people start on monday? I used to start on sunday, don't remember why. Oh yeah, I was off sun-tues. Now, though, I've joined the ranks of the sane.

I ran four tonight. In the dark. After work. After only getting about 3-4 hours of sleep per night because I simply don't do morning shifts well. All things considered, the run was pretty awesome

Running in the dark is kind of fun.
Wahine2010-05-01 20:39:39 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by teigyr

You know, that little IM thing you did should've been a sign that your mental barriers are pretty flexible. Was it worse than running 8 straight?

Actually, it's easier than running 8 straight.

The difference is that I will do this 2 or 3 times this week to bring my overally mileage up quite a lot. I've never run more than 28 miles in a week and I never run 4 days in a row. So I'm breaking some "how many days in a row can I run?" and "how much mileage can I do in a week?" barriers.

It's weird but the more fit you are it seens that the more weird your training schedule becomes.
crazycanuck2010-05-01 22:10:57 +0000 #5
Wahine..what exactly are you training yourself up for? I know you've said no IM this year but are you trying for top finishings in all your tri's?

Whatever you're training for, i'm sure you'll be at de top chickie
uk elephant2010-05-01 22:41:52 +0000 #6
Even I went running yesterday! Did 2.5 miles and only walked a little bit of it. We're having glorious weather these days and I got home early enough to get daylight for at least half of my run. Think I may have to try that again today...
indysteel2010-05-01 23:04:15 +0000 #7
After a month of running, I'm up to 4 miles at a time now, on the treadmill at least and only if I keep my speed to about 6.3 mph. I ran inside yesterday and am meeting a friend tonight for a 3-miler outside tonight. I haven't kept track of my running miles like I do my cycling miles, but I'm trying to run 3 to 4 times a week, 3 to 4 miles at a time. My order of preference right now is to (1) run outside with someone, (2) run on the treadmill, and (3) run outside by myself. Running alone is hard for me.

So far so good though. A duathalon may be in my future.

Happy running to all of you and good luck to Wahine with her intenstive challenge. That's awesome!
alpinerabbit2010-05-01 23:00:03 +0000 #8
Before enlightenment, Master Yoda, chop wood and carry water.

After enlightenment, chop wood and carry water.

I ran a whoppin 12 minutes with 1 minute run-one minute walk. This is my part of coming back from that evil muscle injury I have been carrying around with me since October.

See if I don't.

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