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Run-on weeks (February 5-11)

OakLeaf2010-05-01 20:26:56 +0000 #1
The last one was the run-on week since y'all are still posting in it today... I'll start the new one

Just shy of 6 miles today, nice and easy. It was a beautiful day and my feet felt fine. I've been having some issues with hydration lately so I weighed myself before and after - about a liter of sweat loss, about what I thought.

I've been reflecting on my training so far this year - how far I've come. Part of it I know is just that I'm running more, but I attribute a lot to the run/walk intervals. With the run/jog intervals I'd been doing before, my HR just didn't come down enough to make a true "recovery." I think it was close to a year ago I first talked about switching to running my intervals this way, and now that I've finally done it, it really seems to be paying off. It's all good
kelownagirl2010-05-01 20:30:19 +0000 #2
Oops, I posted on the wrong thread last time.

I went out again this morning, despite a tightish calf. Warmed up first, stretched carefully, then walked for 4 min before doing walk/run intervals. Varied 1-2 minutes of running with 1:00 walk in between. Felt good. Really felt like running longer but stopped at 2:00 to be careful. Did 30 minutes in total with 13 min of running. Iced shins after. I have been referred to one of the best PT's in town. Looking forward to seeing him.
teigyr2010-05-01 20:55:44 +0000 #3
Yesterday I ran 3.5 miles and got my best time ever! I initially didn't want to run because it was rainy, I was tired, and I just didn't feel like it. I'm glad I did though.

Today I ran 3 miles. I started out perky and feeling great and something happened in the middle, dunno. My leg started hurting, my foot hurt, and when I bent down to loosen my shoelace (sharp pains in the top of my foot), I got dizzy

Maybe because it's afternoon, I had coffee, and I haven't eaten yet. Live and learn.
Grog2010-05-01 21:29:01 +0000 #4
I'm in Halifax, Nova Scotia this week, and I'm surprised by the quality of the running routes I've found, and also by the number of people running on the streets.

It's been chilly - around -5 Celcius and some wind, plus humidity - and running has mostly been on icy sidewalks and packed-snow trails, but it's been great! I don't know how that's helping me for my half-marathon that's coming next Sunday, but I'll just take it as it comes!
Wahine2010-05-01 21:54:40 +0000 #5
I pulled off a little over 7 miles today. Slow but steady.
emily_in_nc2010-05-01 20:47:38 +0000 #6
How I admire those of you doing long and/or fast runs! I am coming to the realization that I would like to attempt to become a "runner", not just a wanna-bee treadmill jogger, so today I headed out and did three laps on our wooded trails (rolling hills, one fairly steep climb, one long gradual climb). My total mileage was a puny 1.68 (plus a couple more laps of walking). My DH did my split times on his stopwatch, and I only managed 11:04 minute mile overall. I usually do about 10:30 on the treadmill. My HR was really high so I was spent afterwards -- zone 3 on all the climbs and just barely recovering into zone 2 on the flats/descents before I had to climb again.

I guess I can only improve from here!

Emily
Jolt2010-05-01 21:49:59 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by emily_in_nc

How I admire those of you doing long and/or fast runs! I am coming to the realization that I would like to attempt to become a "runner", not just a wanna-bee treadmill jogger, so today I headed out and did three laps on our wooded trails (rolling hills, one fairly steep climb, one long gradual climb). My total mileage was a puny 1.68 (plus a couple more laps of walking). My DH did my split times on his stopwatch, and I only managed 11:04 minute mile overall. I usually do about 10:30 on the treadmill. My HR was really high so I was spent afterwards -- zone 3 on all the climbs and just barely recovering into zone 2 on the flats/descents before I had to climb again.

I guess I can only improve from here!

Emily

Hey, don't feel bad about that speed especially on trails. On roads I do about 10-11 min/mile, and I've had trail runs where I have come in around 12-13 min/mile!! Good for you for getting outside and giving it a try; it's so much more enjoyable than the treadmill don't you think?
Wahine2010-05-01 20:52:17 +0000 #8
A little over 4 today and it was actually pretty easy. I was surprised considering hos I struggled for 7 yesterday.

Emily, you're doing great. The best advice I have for you is to run often. Don't worry about how far or fast. Getting out consistently at least 3 times a week makes a huge difference. If you can squeeze in one or two more runs, good on ya but make them short and easy. Try to have fun and enjoy the freedom of running.

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