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trickytiger2010-05-02 04:23:49 +0000 #1
I'm not usually a thread-starter...... so I'll practice!

This week-

Sun: No miles- did 10 on Sat, plus I was a cold and wet Swim Angel volunteer for the Seattle Danskin Tri- 2+ hours in Lake Washington was enough!

Mon: 3 easy, then some goofing off on the bike trying to find the right saddle position.

Tues: Easy 5 miles

Today: Tempo, 6.5 at 7:47 pace, not bad for a student who never sleeps. (I sure hope all this studying gets me into PT school!)

Decision: Seattle Half or Whole marathon? (In November) Hmmmmm. Oh yeah, and I need to train some for the MS150 coming up- running crosses over, right?
KSH2010-05-02 04:25:33 +0000 #2
Monday I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. I felt pretty good and had a pretty good average overall.

Tuesday I had 10 miles scheduled... but only made it to 7 miles (on the treadmill) before I started getting some accute pain shooting deep into my calf. I decided best to call it quits before I did some serious damage.

Thursday (today) I should have run 6 miles, but I still have some pain from Tuesday, so I'm pushing it to Friday. I might only make it around 4 miles though, we will see how it goes pain wise.

Friday, I should run 6 miles we will see what happens.

Saturday is my 65 mile bike ride.

Sunday I have a sprint triathlon... 300 yard swim/12 mile bike/3 mile run. Very short and easy. My goal is to try to get in and out of transition quick! Oh, and I have seated myself pretty far up with my swim time (4:45 for 300 yards)... so I also hope to NOT make a fool of myself being one of the front people in the water.
Kimmyt2010-05-02 05:07:01 +0000 #3
3 miles on the treadmill today, for the first time in... who knows how long! My ankle felt great. I had only some minor knee discomfort but nothing that would even closely resemble pain and I think it's as much from them being out of use as anything. So yay for non-injury! Now for half-marathon training for early next spring....
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 05:10:24 +0000 #4
Hey Kimmy, glad you are on the mend.

We did a 3.5 mile recovery run today, 32 mins. Off to a 24 hour my bike this weekend. Yee Haa!
tattiefritter2010-05-02 04:51:56 +0000 #5
The sun, that's what!

The weather has been miserable here for all of July and August, I finished my trail run on Sunday afternoon and wished I had a hat to put on, it was 13C, in August! The sun has made a reappearance in the last couple of days to remind us all what summer is so it was a very warm 4 easy miles yesterday - glad I remembered to blow the cobwebs off my sunglasses. Rest day today then a trail run and some biking over the weekend, no firm plans as its a public holiday on Monday that I completely forgot about

so an extra day to do stuff and the weather may stay good, but this is the UK so best not get too hopeful
teigyr2010-05-02 05:23:13 +0000 #6
On tuesday I did 1/2 mile on the treadmill - sounds like nothing but I did that after swimming and after the brief run, I went to a spin class. I was killing time but it counts I think!

On wednesday, I increased my run by a mile. I walked as I needed to and was sluggish. I'm to about 3.5 miles now on an average day.

This morning I did the increased 3.5 route and ran just about everything! I had to walk on one of the hills but I finished feeling really great! My average is about an 11 minute mile (counting the walking) which isn't great but I think it's getting better. My max heart rate was 175, my average was 145.

What I'm loving is I can now breathe well/slowly even when my heart rate gets up there. I can get in a comfy pace and not feel so tired or like I'm working. I can also speed up then slow down and recover while running instead of walking. These are probably common things for people but it's a huge thing for me!

The run in my tri is 4 miles. Being that it's in almost two weeks, I know I will do some walking. But it's getting better!
michelem2010-05-02 05:41:55 +0000 #7
Last night (August 23) I did my first treadmill run. Hubby got me a two week pass to the local gym to see if I like it enough to join. With the 100 degree temps, it has been too difficult to get outside to run during daylight hours.

Anyway, either I've been miscalculating my speed when I go out on the roads/trails, or the treadmill is just way to easy! I had been estimating that I was doing 5.75 to 6 miles in approximately 75 minutes. This is on very, very, very gently rolling hills with a couple stoplights thrown in, which I estimate may slow me down by about 2 minutes or so (not a big deal).

Well, last night on the tread I did 6.0 miles in a little less than 1 hour. I used the manual programming and varied my pace from a low of 6.0 to a high of 6.6mph and percent grade from a low of 0 to a high of 3%. It was pretty fun pushing myself to do the 3% grade at 6.6mph for about 3 minutes at a time.

Anyway, I know I need new shoes. My feet slip and slide in the ones I have. Anyone have good suggestions for small, narrow feet? The ones I have are Adidas Supernovas, size 6, regular width and they are too big! They are okay for everday wear when I have on thicker socks, but not for running.

Next run I need to add mileage. I didn't get there 'til after 9pm and it took me a good 15 minutes to figure out how to operate the treadmill . . . since I had to get up for work this morning, I figured staying 'til after 10pm was late enough!
yellow2010-05-02 07:00:28 +0000 #8

Originally Posted by trickytiger

I'm not usually a thread-starter...... so I'll practice!

Good job!

michelem, go to Fleet Feet and get evaluated & fitted for shoes. Shoes are very individual...and if Fleet Feet has its same policy, you can return the shoes within 30 days for exchange even if you've worn them. Can't beat it. And they are great folks. I used to frequent the one on J Street (I think that's where it is) in Sacramento. There's one in Davis, one in Carmichael (or thereabouts...) and I'm sure several in the bay area. Big thumbs up.

Leseeeee....I did another long run this morning (which I'm hoping will be defined as a "midrange" run here in a couple of weeks) up in the Wasatch Mountains...same loop I did weekend before last (with 4000' of climbing), less Achilles-attachment-to-calf pain but still some. My Achilles-calf problems seem to diminish or disappear if I don't ride the two days before I do a run with big climbing and if I do a recovery run the day following the big run. So I think I'll do an easy run tomorrow before I go up to Park City to cheer Shiraz on in her half mary

and then I have another long-ish run/walk planned with a friend for Sunday.

I've been asked to pace a gentleman for the Wasatch Front 100 weekend after next. I was flattered that someone thought I would be a good pacer. Sounds like I'll probably do about a 12-mile leg in the middle of the night and maybe another shorter leg if he needs more people. I think it will be an interesting experience!

Run on!



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