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Long and less Long Runs - 4/30/07 to 5/06/07

Wahine2010-05-02 05:23:06 +0000 #1
I'm just startin this week's thread. I haven't run in 9 days....

This is beginning to sound like an AA meeting. I guess it kinda is.

Hopefully, I'll get a decent run in tomorrow.

Happy running ladies.
kelownagirl2010-05-02 05:25:55 +0000 #2
Me neither Wahine. Tomorrow's running club at school so hopefully I'll get 3k in at lunch. I did ride yesterday and today though, and will ride again tomorrow.
tattiefritter2010-05-02 06:04:57 +0000 #3
5 miles yesterday. Decided against the scheduled 8 miler as had been away all weekend and I'm always sluggish after a break. It was really warm again and it felt difficult from the beginning as I was dehydrated (too much standing in the sun not drinking enough fluid over the weekend) but after a mile I thought I had found my stride as I was motoring along - until about a mile and a half later when I changed direction and realised I had a nice strong tailwind which had now turned into a headwind.

At least it cooled me down a bit as its really warm here again and due to be all week.

Got 8 planned this lunchtime but have given in and dug out my shorts and sleeveless top, will be taking lots of fluid with me as well.
limewave2010-05-02 05:57:56 +0000 #4

Easy trainer ride 30 min

60 min strength


Trail run, 45 min

60 min strength


6.5 mile run


25 mile group ride towing trailer

60 min strength




10 mile run

30 min strength


13 mile mountain bike
KSH2010-05-02 05:37:13 +0000 #5
Wahine... I hope you feel better soon! You have been sick too long.

Monday I swam... and today I ran.


3.00 mile

11m /mile

Went to the gym and ran on the treadmill, due to rain. Except it wasn't raining when I got off work. Dang it.

Mile 1: 11:20

Mile 2: 10:30

Mile 3: 11:20

After the run I did my squats as directed by my coach (to start working on raising my average on the bike!). I also did some weights for my flabby arms! HA!
colby2010-05-02 06:48:09 +0000 #6
Monday was stretching and strength day, with super cool (scary) new yoga poses. I have been doing upper/core (it's starting to make a difference!) but I think maybe my biking muscles could use some work, too. When I ride, I notice the muscles that are used in riding that aren't used as much for running, like the "pulling" muscles in the inner thigh.

Tuesday I took the dog 3 miles, then rode to/from work, with a little extra when I looped my husband and later picked up lunch.

Wednesday is 9x400s, and I may or may not do cardio kickboxing depending on how my coworker is feeling (not like I totally need the exercise, it's just for fun). If she's not up to it, I'll probably do some strength, or maybe ride to work (yeah right, two days in a row? my husband will kill me).

Thursday, 3 miles + strength, I may or may not be able to ride to work instead of running.

Friday, rest/easy. Maybe ride to work (hard to convince my husband to exert major effort on Fridays). If not, I'll take the dog either for an easy 3-miler or a walk.

Saturday, rest.

Sunday, 12k race. Last year I finished in 1:25 (11:23 pace). My maybe reachable goal this year is 1:15 or better (10:00 pace) and ideally 1:12 or better to qualify for an earlier start next year (9:40 pace). We'll see, it's hilly, but relatively short.
kelownagirl2010-05-02 05:45:50 +0000 #7
I ran 3 slow painful kms today. 6:30 per km. (10.5 min/mile?)

First run in 10 days. Will try again on Thursday. Most of the kids passed me....
Wahine2010-05-02 06:55:11 +0000 #8
I ran about 6 miles today, Z1 to Z2. Handled it OK. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.

Thanks for the concern KSH. I think I'm on the upward swing.



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