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Running - Week of Sept. 3-9

kelownagirl2010-05-02 04:53:45 +0000 #1
What, no post this week?

Well I finally got out for a run today after a 2 month hiatus so I HAVE to post it.

It was hard. I did a ton 'o biking last month and my legs are tight and sore. I took 2 days off and then went for a walk/run today to see how it felt. Walked for 1/2 k, ran for 1 k over a 5k distance. Got in 2.5 of running over all. I can't believe how hard it was to get moving again - it seemed like everything hurt! The good news is - I know I can do it and that if I take it easy for a week or so, I should be able to get back into it again.

So how's everyone else doing?
Wahine2010-05-02 05:07:03 +0000 #2
I ran 2.25 miles today as part of our Tri club mini tri. It felt like shyte. Hmmmm. Still recovering I guess.

Good job getting back out there KG!!
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 05:23:33 +0000 #3
4 miles Monday during an experiment with the Galloway run/walk technique

Brick last night after my ride

New shoes came in the mail yesterday....just in time....
KSH2010-05-02 05:19:35 +0000 #4
kelownagirl, great job on getting out there and running! It is very hard to get back into running after being out of it for awhile. It's amazing how quickly you lose your running fitness.

Wahine... REST! Gosh lady. You deserve it.

RnRgirl... I hear ya on the Galloway method.

Now, you have been able to run 4 miles before though... right? I was just reading the website yesterday and it said that for "shorter" runs it's OK to just run if you can already run that distance. I know for me I'm only going to work the method on run sessions over 8 miles.

But I did learn last week that if I run an entire 12 miles, I add about 6 minutes to my overall time, versus running/walking.

As for me...

Tuesday- 4 miles on the treadmill. Had to run at lunch because I was swimming at night. Too hot to run at Noon outside. Can't wait till it cools off and I can run the neighborhoods at lunch again.

Wednesday- (Raining) 1 hour spin class and then 2 miles on the treadmill. It was a quick 2 miles at 10:20 minute mile (fast for this turtle!).

Thursday- (Today) I'm going to run 6 miles of hills tonight.

Friday- Rest (even though I should run and swim- oh well I always skip Friday's!)

Saturday- Ride 70 miles

Sunday- Run 10 miles- using the Galloway run/walk method! I'm going to shoot for a 3:1 and see how it works out.

The downside to this week is that I only get to ride outside 1 DAY this week. That is what I enjoy the most. I might try to ride Sunday afternoon after my run. Although, I always feel bad working out all day long because my boyfriend is sitting around waiting to spend time with me.
kelownagirl2010-05-02 05:28:38 +0000 #5
Are there any websites on running "form" that you ladies can recommend? I have clue on how I should be holding my body and hitting the ground.
KSH2010-05-02 05:48:39 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by kelownagirl

Are there any websites on running "form" that you ladies can recommend? I have clue on how I should be holding my body and hitting the ground.

If you are looking for information on a mid-foot plant and the form for that... Evolution Running and Chi Running are both good resources on that. I know you can buy books for each.

I personally worked with a coach to change my form from a heel strike to mid foot plant... did so 4 times a month for 6 months last year.

Obviously though, not everyone can do that.

From what I have heard though, Evolution Running is a great resource.
Deborajen2010-05-02 05:48:56 +0000 #7
Did a 2 1/2 miler yesterday - 10 minutes of warm-up/cool-down with a mile of easy tempo. Still recovering from some knee swelling/pain after a 6-miler on the track about a month ago. No more swelling and no more pain on the outside of the knee, but I think I've got some IT band tightness now. The inside of my knee gets sore shortly into a run and stays really tight for awhile afterwards.

Got to bike to work today - that felt really good.

Keep up the good work everyone! Hearing about everyone else's efforts is the next best thing to actually having a running partner on the path.

Deb
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 07:13:17 +0000 #8
KSH...I can run that distnce no problem. I am good up to 6 -7 miles. I am trying it, to see if it will work in a race. I am finding that after 1.5-2 hours of hard technical mt biking, my quads are shot, and it makes the run portion of my races really difficult.

So the idea of starting the race using that method appealed to me as long as it does not make me slower overall.

I tested it on a 4 mile run the other day because I knew how long that trail usually takes me.

I was 4 mins faster using the 4 min run, one min walk. I normally run 9 mm on the trail and 10 mm during a race.

I am going to try it again this w/e and see how it goes.

Ruth

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