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Run run run week of October 4th through October 11th

indigoiis2010-12-12 13:08:45 +0000 #1
Howdy. With the crud weather I have been uninspired, but I was inspired to try a trail run so did today on a rucky rutted road - 2.8 miles and I was slow but had a blast. Ran in the VFFs. No ankle issues. How's everyone else doing?
Jolt2010-12-12 13:19:13 +0000 #2
Crud weather is right! Tomorrow is supposed to be even ickier but I plan on getting a good hard trail run in anyway--I need one bigtime. This job search is stressing me out beyond belief...it's been one giant demonstration of Murphy's law lately. (Who is this Murphy anyway? I'd like to punch him right now!) I'm about to send a resume for a job in a part of the country that I really didn't even want to consider (a place that sounds like it would be way too hot for me) but that supposedly would consider a new grad interested in cardiology which I am. Still hoping something works out in the Northeast but that may or may not happen. Didn't mean for this post to turn into a vent but that just goes to show how much I need to exhaust myself running tomorrow!
GLC19682010-12-12 13:29:54 +0000 #3
We are having nice weather.

I did another 3 mile run last night after work. It was cool and breezy and I really enjoyed myself. I ran the first half at basically race pace because I feared I would run out of daylight but as I realized I was fine, backed off quite a bit. I have no idea how long this lovely weather will stick around, but I am making sure I appreciate it while it's here!
OakLeaf2010-12-12 13:59:00 +0000 #4
We get both. The morning started off crummy (so my friend and I blew off riding and I had to run instead), and by the time I was back from my run, now it's sunny.

Three minutes @10K pace/three minutes easy jog x 5, plus WU/CD.

Eleven days to race day. I don't feel ready.
indigoiis2010-12-12 13:59:09 +0000 #5
Jolt - I feel for ya on the job search. Good luck and don't settle.

Oak - you will be ready. Don't forget that your body also needs relaxin' so easy peasy days are good, right?

Me: I wimped on my lunch run because it was pouring. Instead did six sets of 109 stairs in my building.
kacie tri-ing2010-12-12 13:31:24 +0000 #6
Jolt! Sound like you should go jump over more stuff

Hot is not too bad! Mean the winters are better

Oak! I feel like it is impossible to really feel ready until you are out there! You will be great!

I had a good/hilly 8 miler tonight. Decided that I can't ignore hills between now and IM St. George. Must seek them out whenever possible!
solobiker2010-12-12 14:29:36 +0000 #7
I ran on one of the local trails. It is about 5 miles long with quite a bit of climbing. My lungs don't like the hills that much so I hope the more I do it the stronger I will become. I always seem to have an easier time with trail running vs road. I think it is because it is far more interesting to run on the trails. I want to increase my running to 3x/ week but I am not sure if my legs will handle that. I used to do a lot of running all through HS and into my 30s. My hamstrings and knees just don't like it that much any more. Hope everyone has a great week!
Jolt2010-12-12 14:45:23 +0000 #8
Well, I did get out for a run today but it wasn't quite as good as I hoped. Mostly because, as you would probably expect from the weather we've been having, the trails were a slop-fest and therefore slippery, and that made it harder to get into a good rhythm. I also managed to land in a very large, deep puddle when my foot slid out from under me in the slick mud at the bottom . (Might as well have gone swimming). Despite the ickiness though, it still felt good to get out and I probably would have stayed out longer had I not been extremely busy today and had to get back and get some things done. Probably a good idea now to give the trails a couple days to dry out before going back there to run...

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