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Long and Less Long Runs: 2-26 to 3-4

KSH2010-05-02 05:48:26 +0000 #1
Well, I haven't gotten my 3 mile run in today, but I figured I would start the thread.
alpinerabbit2010-05-02 05:53:59 +0000 #2
Heck KSH, I have been badder than thou

my last run was Tuesday, I slacked Thursday, then Sunday afternoon sleet was coming horizontally so we rather stayed inside to play scrabble. I won. hehehe.

I did swim 1k each Thursday and Saturday, but I still felt guilty.

Got 40 min in today at lunch with intervals.

I can run one more time this week, then Sunday is my XC adventure so rest is indicated.

my adventure mate is insisting on doing the whole track the day before. No way I am killing myself like that. I just hoped she would listen
JenLeath2010-05-02 06:05:11 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by alpinerabbit

Heck KSH, I have been badder than thou

my last run was Tuesday, I slacked Thursday, then Sunday afternoon sleet was coming horizontally so we rather stayed inside to play scrabble. I won. hehehe.

I did swim 1k each Thursday and Saturday, but I still felt guilty.

Got 40 min in today at lunch with intervals.

I can run one more time this week, then Sunday is my XC adventure so rest is indicated.

my adventure mate is insisting on doing the whole track the day before. No way I am killing myself like that. I just hoped she would listen

As long as you have been running pretty frequently until this week, one sporadic week shouldn't derail you. Especially if you have a race next weekend, a week of active recovery will actually do you better than wiping yourself out the day before. You might need to do a bit of web surfing, but there are several articles out there that talk about the benefits of backing off you training a week or two before a race. It's better to go into a race 10% undertrained than even 1% overtrained. That's when you find people hitting their "brick walls" Good luck on Sunday.

Jen
KSH2010-05-02 07:06:11 +0000 #4
1.75 miles, 18 minutes.

I get off work and rush down to the gym to change clothes so I can hit a near by track.

UH-OH, NO SOCKS!

So, either I drive all the way home and have to run around 7:30 PM, or I run without socks.

No biggie. I will run without socks. What's a couple of small blisters... right?

So, I'm running and having a solid run. No cramps and I'm not feeling *sick*.

Then my arches start to HURT. There are those blisters. It gets worse and worse. I tried to finish out .25 of a mile so I could reach 2 miles, but it wasn't happening.

I rushed back to my car to try to put SOMETHING on my feet. All I could find was deodarent. I put that on one of my blisters. Not working. It kills me to put my shoes back on.

So, I'm 1.25 miles DOWN for the week. I'm so pissed off. And I can barely walk, because I have huge blisters on both of my arches.
Veronica2010-05-02 07:39:58 +0000 #5
Owwww!!!!

Well, I'm hoping my legs will let me go out tomorrow morning.

Yesterday was about what I expected. Quads were a bit sore. Today the fronts of my shins were killing me! How can there be a muscle there? It's so bony!

V.
Wahine2010-05-02 07:02:50 +0000 #6
Say hello to your Tibialis anterior V.

It's the muscle that controls the speed at which your forefoot drops after your heel has contacted the ground. And yup, it hurts like an SOB if you've been away from running for awhile. It also hurts more if you're landing with your foot too far out in front of your body, or hitting too heavily at the heel. So you might want to think about those things the next time you go out for a run.
KSH2010-05-02 07:03:03 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Veronica

Owwww!!!!

Well, I'm hoping my legs will let me go out tomorrow morning.

Yesterday was about what I expected. Quads were a bit sore. Today the fronts of my shins were killing me! How can there be a muscle there? It's so bony!

V.

Oh, I found muscles I didn't even know about... to hurt in my lower legs. It's a constant struggle to keep the pain manageable so I can keep running.

Rest is good. Don't push it too much. It's all about injury prevention.
Veronica2010-05-02 07:42:50 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Wahine

Say hello to your Tibialis anterior V.

I knew you would know what it was.

Thanks for the advice. It will give me something to think about next time.

V.

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