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Long( and less long runs) 2/19-2/25

rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 07:19:00 +0000 #1
I hope I am not stepping on toes by starting the thread...please forgive me if I have....

But Nurse Ratchet allowed me to run today. No fever for two days, chest clear...head full of gunk, but who needs your head to run...begs the question

Why do we have sinuses anyway ?...

Sorry I digress...

5 miles for us today. I took it nice and easy. It is cold and windy, and the trails are a bit ice covered, but it was nice in the woods.

KSH2010-05-02 07:24:34 +0000 #2
Hey Ruth! Thanks for starting the thread!

I went and ran 5 miles at a hilly nature preserve today. Between the hills and wind gusts up to 35 mph, my speed was slow.

Although, it was a beautiful 68 degrees outside!

Great job on getting out doing your 5 miles.
Shiraz2010-05-02 07:31:09 +0000 #3
I did spend training today doing intervals. I'm still learning to use my Garmin but I think it really is pretty cool. The next 3 days are going to be pretty difficult to get much running in. Bummer!
tattiefritter2010-05-02 07:42:30 +0000 #4

Originally Posted by rocknrollgirl

Why do we have sinuses anyway ?...

To annoy us, fill full of gunk and give us headaches! My colds generally turn into sinusitis which is why I hate getting them as it prolongs things. The decongestant stuff (pseudoephedrine?) makes me hyper as well if I have too much of it.

I think my sinusitis is finally over though it will take another week or two for my nose to completely clear.

My ankle is getting progressively better and I am realising I want to be able to run again soon

though I'm still too scared of damaging my ankle to go out and do it which is a good thing I think . In the meantime I have been working on my lower legs with a tennis ball and finding lots of trigger points

Got a sports massage booked mid-March (soonest I could fit it in) so that should help.
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 07:44:40 +0000 #5
TF...I have come to the conclusion after reading your posts, that you and I are leading parallel lives on opposite sides of the pond. Your response the other day in the mt bike thread to the girl training for the 45 miler really hit home with me.

I too mt bike with guys, one of which is the DH. And "my guys" are fast. So every weekend ride is race day for me. Their normal ride speed is my race pace. They are wonderful, kind, gentle, patient, funny, fast guys. But the reality of my riding with them is that I am at my redline the entire time.

That being said, I have gotten faster and better from riding with them. It is at times, however, a self inflicted suffer fest.

I wish we lived closer so we could ride together!

Kimmyt2010-05-02 08:00:33 +0000 #6
3 miles today whoo! And at my target pace the entire time... twas a good day.

roadie gal2010-05-02 09:14:19 +0000 #7
My training program called for a 45 minute run today. I went to run by one of our local lakes, the only relatively flat run around here. The run felt pretty good and when I measured it with the car on the way home, I had done 5.2 miles in 45 1/2 minutes. That may sound slow, but I have NEVER run 5 miles at a 9 minute/mile pace! I'm usually a 10 min/mile gal. Wooohoo!! I wonder what happened?
tattiefritter2010-05-02 09:58:41 +0000 #8
Rocknrollgirl - I know exactly what you mean. I always knew I was working hard when riding with the boys but it wasn't until this Saturday morning that I actually realised how much. I took a few of my girlie MTB friends out on a girls only ride (our first ever) and the difference was unbelievable, partly because I am way fitter than them but also because there wasn't anyone continually riding hard away from us. I could ride at an easy pace (a truly easy pace) because I wasn't worried about people waiting on me and we had a relaxing time all round playing on stuff which you can't always do when pressured to keep up.

I was worried I would feel frustrated on the ride due to the fitness gap but I loved it as I (and they) can work on lots of other aspects of riding (finally nailing trackstands are first on the agenda) and they get to have a good ride without the worry of holding people up - we've already got the next two rides planned. Only snagette is that I will have to brush up my navigational skills when we venture further afield



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