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(Long and Less Long) Runs - 12/25 to 12/31

KSH2010-05-02 09:12:33 +0000 #1
Sorry Grog, not trying to take your job away. Just figured I start a thread up for this week. Next week, you get the job back.

Well, I took basically 5 days off of working out.

Then I went out and ran 3.5 miles today.

During the run I focused on the tips from my coach. Planting my heels on the ground (after the mid foot plant) seemed to help aliviate some of the stress up the back of my leg. Otherwise, I fought side cramps the entire way. They never got too bad, but I fought to keep them away.

Yea, uuummm... I'm paying for the run now. My back, knees, ankles, muscles in my lower legs (expected), quads... ALL HURT. I'm hobbling around like an old lady. So sad.

What was I thinking !

Tomorrow will be a swim day... to give this tired body some rest!
Grog2010-05-02 09:21:32 +0000 #2
Hey KSH! Don't worry about it

Someone will have to do the job as I'll be running much less in the first months of the new year!!

Glad you went out there, even if it hurt a little bit. I realize how much regularity running takes, otherwise it just hurts like hell when I start again!!

I had a Christmas-day run with my sweetie yesterday. He ran with me, how sweet! (Normally he runs about 50% faster than me, so either we ran separately, or he runs in circles around me... literally!!

) We went about 9 miles with a fierce headwind on the way out and a nice tail wind on the way back.

No run today after three hours of snowshoeing with sweetie and his dad, going up about 500 m up hill.

"Are you going to keep up with your exercise plan?" asks my darling when I tell him I'm not going for a bike ride.

"You mean, just snowshoeing uphill for two hours and downhilling for one today, running 80 minutes yesterday, and cycling over 120 km the two days before that? Well, no, I guess not..." *sigh* Unless he gets two workouts a day he goes wacko!!!

Enjoy the break ladies! (I hope you get one!)
Wahine2010-05-02 09:59:09 +0000 #3
Those first runs back after a break are killer. i used to be quite the runner in my youth. But now, I have to get back into it really slowly. Any day that I don't feel on top of my game plan is a tread mill day, easier to work on form and control HR.

One thing's for sure, running is the worst of the 3 disciplines of Tri. Not sure why we do it. I'm even masochisitic enough to sign up for a marathon this yer to get me ready for IM. What am I thinking?!
KSH2010-05-02 09:44:38 +0000 #4
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I had a Christmas-day run with my sweetie yesterday. He ran with me, how sweet! (Normally he runs about 50% faster than me, so either we ran separately, or he runs in circles around me... literally!! ) We went about 9 miles with a fierce headwind on the way out and a nice tail wind on the way back.

How sweet. Guess he was being nice... because it was Christmas?

9 miles... into a headwind. I bet it was cold too. NO THANKS! You are way too hardcore for me! I would have been on a treadmill... for about 3 miles of running.
KSH2010-05-02 09:41:22 +0000 #5
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One thing's for sure, running is the worst of the 3 disciplines of Tri. Not sure why we do it. I'm even masochisitic enough to sign up for a marathon this yer to get me ready for IM. What am I thinking?!

Yea, running is a thorn in my side. I REFUSE to give into the pain/injuries though. Simply refuse.

I want to do an IM in 2008, but I'm so scared of a half or full marathon.

I tried to train once (1 year ago) for a half marathon. The injuries I got from that training, put me out of running for almost a year. I missed the tri season for 2006 because of it. The crazy thing is that I was training for a half, so I could get over my fear and negative thoughts about me and running distances... and my fears were just solidified.

I'm still trying to figure out if I should try to run a marathon pre-IM. There are many people who do their first marathon at an IM. I think I might go that route, to keep injury away. Plus, if I try a marathon pre-IM and I fail, then I might get it in my head that I can't do the IM.

Not sure what I will do.

When is your marathon? Soon? What year are you doing an IM? 2007? 2008? Which one?
alpinerabbit2010-05-02 11:41:48 +0000 #6
*gasp* just back from another set of intervals (8x1 minute). The people on their holiday walks musta thought I'm a complete eejit, zooming past them to break into a walk 10 seconds later.

I finished off with another pass over a killer hill on the way home, it's maybe 4-500 meters long and a (guesstimate) 8%? - this time I was able to give some more on the last 40 meters or so, so it's getting better.

Still can't live up to what I could do with my boyfriend ahead in the race. But then again I was sore for half a week.
Tri Girl2010-05-02 11:59:45 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by KSH

I want to do an IM in 2008, but I'm so scared of a half or full marathon.

I'm still trying to figure out if I should try to run a marathon pre-IM.

Don't be scared of the marathon, KSH! And if I were you, and had the running history that you do- I'd just wait to do the marathon during the IM. How cool would that be? Your first mary is after you've already gone 116.2 miles... pretty cool. I've known a few people that have done their first mary during the IM- no biggie and you don't run the risk of injury. A year before my IM I injured my knee pretty badly while training for a marathon (had to walk that marathon slooooowly b/c I refused to not go). All year training for the IM I was soooooo scared of re-injuring my knee, but it was fine. I never ran more than 13 miles at a time during the training (as per the program), and that was the best feeling marathon I've ever had (although it took me 6 hours, that was the most fun 6 hours of my IM day).

I'd just do the mararthon with your IM- you won't be risking injury as much because you're doing so much cross training. Really, the marathon was the event that I worried the least about (looking back I probably should've spent a little more time running- but oh well), because I knew that if I could make it through the swim and bike I could easily complete 26.2 miles- even if I had to walk it. Plus, it's not like I was going for first place, so there was no pressure to meet any specific time goal- just to go out and have fun.

(sorry I'm so long winded)

Guess I can't contribute to the runs for the week. Haven't ran in a week and, like you ladies, I know it'll be hell on legs when I get back out there. Why, oh why, must we lose our running legs so quickly?????

Have fun out there ladies!
rocknrollgirl2010-05-02 10:36:37 +0000 #8
I had a trail run this morning. I am not sure of the exact distance, probably around 3.5. It is a really nice run, and I really enjoy it. I had my new CW-X tights on. Sounds great right?

Well we did a night mt bike last night. Nothing tough, about 2 hours moderate pace, but we drove an hour to get there to specifically ride with friends that live in that area. Normally we night ride closer to home, but we are off this week so we figured what the heck.

Well we did not get home until 11pm and the DH was up at 6 am for track practice. So I got up and went for my run.

For about the first 10 mins, I was like...hey this is great. What great cross training. My legs feel great. And then a few mins later...hmmm, maybe those legs are a little tired....a few mins later....hey, Can you run if your legs turn into tree trunks....a few mins later...

Yikes...this is like some bizzare form or delayed brick workout....

But I did it, tree trunks and all....

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