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Running into Summer June 21-27

skhill2010-12-12 02:56:00 +0000 #1
Time for a new thread again....

Due to an uncomfortably tight hamstring, my run turned into a brisk walk this morning. Oh well.

And it feels more like early August than June here in KY-- it's so bad I'm actually considering turning on the air conditioning. (I never did, last summer). Even running at dawn it's hot and humid....
rocknrollgirl2010-12-12 03:11:03 +0000 #2
We are having the same weather here. I did 8 miles yesterday in 95% humidity and spent the remainder of the day with a "heat hangover". YUK.
colby2010-12-12 03:25:21 +0000 #3
We're having quite the opposite experience in the northwest - it's been very mild and wet, more like April/May weather than May/June weather. Right now it's 52F and raining. I suppose there is one thing we share in that case - humidity.

We're supposed to get back to sun this week, though. I only have one or two runs planned and I look forward to them being DRY.
Susan Otcenas2010-12-12 03:24:35 +0000 #4
Still no running for me.

Looks like the run at the Pac Crest HIM will be my first run in nearly 4 weeks!

This ought to be interesting....
Veronica2010-12-12 04:49:24 +0000 #5
How's your foot doing?

I know the HIM is a big deal, (really I get it it!

) but staying healthy is important too you know.

Veronica
Susan Otcenas2010-12-12 03:12:57 +0000 #6
Quote:

Originally Posted by Veronica

How's your foot doing?

I know the HIM is a big deal, (really I get it it!

) but staying healthy is important too you know.

Veronica

I think the break has been really good for it. It's no longer sore to the touch. And I have no pain when swimming or riding.

I've decided NOT to give it a "test run" because I figure I really have nothing to gain from that at this point. So, I'm going to swim my heart out, bike my @ss off, then hope for the best on the run. I've decided I'm going to take the time to put on my Zoot compression socks for the run. They really help my calves stay fresher, which should help relieve stress on the tendons. They look goofy (and vainly, I think they make my legs look fat) but frankly, I don't care that much. I know I'll run better with them than without them. I'm aiming for 11 minute miles, but realize that may deteriorate to 12 if I have to run/walk if my foot hurts.

I also recognize that I'm risking greater injury by doing this event, and that if I were truly being prudent, I should probably pull out. But I have so much invested in this event (mentally, physically, emotionally), that I just can't make myself pull out.

I expect there will be a price to pay, and I hope I suck it up and pay it without complaining.
Veronica2010-12-12 04:20:53 +0000 #7
I'd do exactly what you're doing.

Hopefully, all will be well.

Veronica
GLC19682010-12-12 05:15:32 +0000 #8
Quote:

Originally Posted by Susan Otcenas

I also recognize that I'm risking greater injury by doing this event, and that if I were truly being prudent, I should probably pull out. But I have so much invested in this event (mentally, physically, emotionally), that I just can't make myself pull out.

I expect there will be a price to pay, and I hope I suck it up and pay it without complaining.

This is the 'A' race this year, right? I would do exactly what you are doing. There will be time to heal the heel after the event.

If it makes you feel any better, I just made an appointment with a podiatrist for Friday. My foot pain is back. Apparently, 6 years off from running wasn't long enough.

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