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Grog2010-05-02 00:21:22 +0000 #1
Hellooo? Anyone on the trail/sidewalk?

Well I was out there Tuesday morning for a slow and a little painful 6 km, and another 10 this morning. The weather, for once, was kind this morning (we could actually see patches of blue skies, a rare thing here in Vancouver recently) and I headed out at sunrise (i.e. 8 am!!!), down the hill and along the beach. My sweetie was still in bed, but vaguely awake, when I left. Well, as I was nearing my turn-around point, I heard someone coming really fast behing me and this characteristic breathing pattern I've come to recognize as a sign that my love was catching up behind me (usually cycling). It was my sweet heart who had probably sprinted the past 4.5 km to catch me, after leaving almost 10 whole minutes after me. How nice

He couldn't talk for a while after that, I think he had ran pretty hard, and then I confess to taking some pleasure in picking up the pace every 500 meters as we ran up the hill on the way back home. I really wanted to finish under 55 minutes, despite having been really slow on the first part of my run, and had to sprint quite hard on the last half-kilometer. I wanted to throw up when I got up to the "finish line" and was relieved to see that he felt the same. (We didn't.)

Amazing morning. It was really windy but lots of people were out running because it was the first clear day in a long time, and all the eagles were out too, riding the hot air streams... I saw as many as nine of them at the same time, and probably about 15 individuals total. I'm thinking of getting a shirt that says "I stop for eagles"....

Anyway, I hope you all get to go out, even for just one mile or two, as those hectic times roll over us!!


teigyr2010-05-02 00:35:02 +0000 #2
I ran today and also last tuesday. I just did 5k each time. Am unsure why but I'm struggling! I think it might have something to do with this cough/cold thing that will not go away. Even though I'm not coughing as much, my muscles feel weak. The only way I can define it is it's like the feeling of being on the downhill portion of a rollercoaster. Odd.

Oh well, I'm taking vitamins and am trying to take it easy but I just can't do nothing!!!

It was nice today, which was a good change
Grog2010-05-02 00:55:25 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by teigyr

I ran today and also last tuesday. I just did 5k each time. Am unsure why but I'm struggling! I think it might have something to do with this cough/cold thing that will not go away. Even though I'm not coughing as much, my muscles feel weak. The only way I can define it is it's like the feeling of being on the downhill portion of a rollercoaster. Odd.

When I'm on the downhill of a rollercoaster course, my chest feels like it's compressed.

Is that how you feel?

If so, I would be just a little bit concerned...... Please say more!

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It was nice today, which was a good change

Yeah it's really nice in here too, the wind is pushing the evil clouds away, for a change. Beautiful light... Blue skies feel good.
froglegs2010-05-02 00:56:42 +0000 #4
I ran last night, 2.9 miles on the treadmill. I hate treadmills.
teigyr2010-05-02 01:57:16 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Grog

When I'm on the downhill of a rollercoaster course, my chest feels like it's compressed.

Is that how you feel?

If so, I would be just a little bit concerned...... Please say more!

Yeah it's really nice in here too, the wind is pushing the evil clouds away, for a change. Beautiful light... Blue skies feel good.

A bit compressed sometimes. I know this cold thing is really hitting people hard. The other day my chest hurt and I self-diagnosed myself with pleurisy but I'm letting that go now

It's like my muscles tingle and when I breathe out, my lower back tingles. Is most odd. Am trying not to wallow in it though and if it's not resolved by the beginning of the year, I will go to the doctor.

Part of me wonders if it's stress too. I've had this cold thing since 11/15 but we've been so busy. We were in NY, we were just in SoCal and we're going back to SoCal on saturday. We're not through shopping for the holidays, etc. So I'm trying to practice serene deep breaths, I'm taking allergy pills, and vitamins. Maybe it's mental?
teigyr2010-05-02 01:46:25 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by froglegs

I ran last night, 2.9 miles on the treadmill. I hate treadmills.

I hate 'em too, hence running in the wind and the rain. I'll run on the treadmill as a last resort but it's boring, I sweat, and there has to be more to life than just watching the mileage go by.

2.9 miles is a lot on a treadmill!
yellow2010-05-02 01:22:58 +0000 #7
froglegs, I always call it the dreadmill. It's certainly a last resort...

...but I probably should have run on the dread today. We had quite an adventurous 2 mile run. When we left the cars, the sky was merely black. OK, REALLY black. As we crested the first hill, it was apparent that the wall-o-precipitation was going to overtake us at some point. Nothing like watching a wall like that come your way.

Then, the hail started. Pea sized. And wind. Which means we were running along saying "ouchouchouchouch!". Good thing we had hoods. We were running into the wind & hail at this point.

And then the thundersnow.

I have welts on my legs from the hail (and I was wearing pretty thick tights). But it was really quite fun. At least it wasn't raining!

And 2 miles is better than no miles, at least.
froglegs2010-05-02 01:39:22 +0000 #8
I have only myself to blame for running on the dreadmill, I did it because I was already at the gym doing weights, and I knew that once I got home I would be too lazy to go outside again.

Tonight was better, 4 easy miles on the road. I am now feeling guilty for not taking my dog, but I don't always have the patience to run with him.

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