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July 16-22: Fun While You Run!

yellow2010-05-02 02:59:27 +0000 #1
It's a new week!

My recent slackerness has caught me, wrapped its tentacles around my neck, and thrown me down on the ground. In other words, WAKE UP CALL!

Did a long run this morning and felt terrrrrible for the first 3 miles, all the while thinking that I may just quit running altogether since I can't seem to run enough to keep the kind of conditioning I want to keep. It got better once I got through most of the uphill and got to run on mostly flat for a while. But after about 10 miles my knees and hips were hurting and it was obvious to me that I was in damage zone. Still had to get back to the trailhead, though, so it ended up being 12.6 miles. BUT-- even though the run was kindy crappy, the flowers were incredible (I was getting slammed by chin-high flowers) and it was nice and cool up where I went (started at about 7600'). I took an ice soak in the creek afterwards (for about 2 minutes, which is all I could stand).

I do think I need to decide if I want to focus on being able to do longer runs (which I love) or just sticking with shorter runs and being happy with that. The long runs aren't fun when they hurt. So if I want to get back to fun-when-I-run-long, I need to start running more again.


shawnada2010-05-02 03:02:44 +0000 #2
I'm impressed you have been slacking and then still manage 12+ miles. I start to have ADD(attention deficit disorder) when I get around 5 or more and I workout alot. Long distance makes me nauseous just thinking about it. I get bored after 6 and see no reason to run any longer. Obviously I'll never be a long distance anything. Short, fast and sweet for me. Kudos to you for your stamina.
teigyr2010-05-02 03:29:03 +0000 #3
I've been really lethargic but did an 8 mile ride around the neighborhood then a 2.5 mile run/jog/walk with the operative word being walk. At least that's how it felt
MDHillSlug2010-05-02 03:40:12 +0000 #4
Still working on regaining my form, speed, and endurance. 3.2 miles @ 9:34 pace. I was hoping to be a little faster today, but I think I'm still tired from my practice triathlon on Saturday.
yellow2010-05-02 04:29:24 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by shawnada

I I start to have ADD(attention deficit disorder) when I get around 5 or more and I workout alot. Long distance makes me nauseous just thinking about it. I get bored after 6 and see no reason to run any longer.

Well, I'm not running 12 miles on pavement...don't think I could do that. For me it's like really,really fast hiking. I walk up the steepest hills (and sometimes not so steep ones ), take pictures, and admire the scenery. Trail running is a whole new ballgame. I never get bored running in places like this! If you haven't done much trail running I highly recommend it for curing the boredom problem!

(Bonneville Shoreline Trail offshoot to Black Mountain, me in the middle there)



(Bonneville Shoreline in the winter...lovely!!)



(Deseret Peak, which we ran/hiked 2 weeks ago...just over 11,000 at the top!)

crazybikinchic2010-05-02 05:18:39 +0000 #6
What a great view. The rain in Texas has finally given it a break so that me and wonder dog could go running outside (without my white dog turning brown). 3.6. Good run, but hot at 8:00 this morning.
alpinerabbit2010-05-02 03:46:56 +0000 #7
To me, last week's motto applies....

I set the alarm for 5 am today because it's been hot (that's around 30°C for you desert dwellers). I was out the door at 5.20 and was gonna go an hour.

I decided to turn around at 20 min... and then I had to go to the loo so bad... I ended up walking the last 1K. It made me nauseous too.

I'd had grape juice the night before. eeks.

But other than that running in the morning is wonderful.
Kimmyt2010-05-02 04:55:48 +0000 #8
Had some bad days running, with some minor knee problems. I'm not sure if that just means I need new shoes, I got them at the beginning of the winter but have probably put over 200 miles on them, anyone know what the usual life span for shoes is?

Ran 4 miles on the Dreadmill yesterday, today I think I'll head outside and run since it was too foggy to bike into work today (now it's turned to sun, of course!)

K.

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