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The Runs of August

OakLeaf2011-11-01 03:21:08 +0000 #1
Three minutes at 10K pace - three minutes recovery jog, x 5. Hadn't done that workout in a long time. I'm starting to remember how to hold pace ... just starting.

I updated the firmware in my watch and need to recalibrate my footpod. Wanted to do that as a warm-up, but was having trouble with it for some reason, even after I changed the battery. Oh well.
chosen12011-11-01 03:28:35 +0000 #2
I had to take advantage of the sun being out today, we've had afternoon or daily thunderstorms for the last 2 or 3 weeks. My goodness it was HOT but I'd rather run/bike outdoors than inside so I sucked it up. Biked 23mi and did a 2 mi run. The run was tough because I started having leg cramps

guess I didn't have as many fluids in me as I thought. I was just happy to be off the trainer and treadmill and OUTSIDE haha
skhill2011-11-01 03:59:11 +0000 #3
Finally got around to heading out for some speedwork today-- but when I'd run the mile to the track, the wind was picking up and the thunderclouds were approaching. So I just ran the mile back home. Fast. Beating the storm home is speed work, right?

BTW, when I saw the thread title, what immediately came to mind was the stomach issues I was having on Saturday's run!
Veronica2011-11-01 04:40:33 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by skhill

BTW, when I saw the thread title, what immediately came to mind was the stomach issues I was having on Saturday's run!

Yuck!

Recovery from my HIM this week. I walked 1.67 miles on Monday.

Veronica
Tri Girl2011-11-01 05:17:27 +0000 #5
It's too hot to run outside. Even at 8 at night it's still in the upper 90's. All my runs for the last month have been on the treadmill. I'll pay for that on race day in September, but the only other option is bursting into flames on my run, and I'd rather not do that.

Keep running strong, ladies!
Owlie2011-11-01 03:41:14 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by skhill

BTW, when I saw the thread title, what immediately came to mind was the stomach issues I was having on Saturday's run!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this way...
yellow2011-11-01 06:18:47 +0000 #7
I always carry some Immodium in the event I happen upon the runs of August, or any other month.

And people who run a lot know that this can be an issue!

I am feeling very bad for all the folks who are dealing with the intense heat. I just know how I react to heat mentally and physically...and I really do feel for y'all. We are having an amazingly mild summer for us...highs in the 90s. A little more humid that normal, but much cooler. The consensus is that we like it! I prefer even cooler, but given the alternative, I'll take it!

Do what you can. Fall (and winter) will be here before you know it.

On a side note, I went to the outdoor retailer's show over the weekend and there are some really awesome running shoes coming out next year. Look for good stuff from Altra, Saucony, GoLite, and Inov8. Saucony is changing the drop on ALL of their "traditional" shoes from the industry historic 12mm heel-to-toe drop to 8 mm. Same cushioning (for those who like/want it), shorter drop. They are also coming out with a zero drop trail runner with a substantial bottom so you don't destroy your feet on sharp rocks (I am currently in love with the Peregrine, which has a 4 mm drop and plan to try these new ones when they come out...can't remember the name). What I got out of looking at everything is that the manufacturers seem to be gravitating to not so much minimalist shoes but shoes with protection and less drop. I think there will always be shoes in the 8-12 mm range, which is what many people like, but we will definitely see more shoes in the 3-6 mm range. Nice to have some other choices.
jessmarimba2011-11-01 06:35:55 +0000 #8
I'm coming back to running after a couple months off, and upped my long run on Saturday to 9 miles (from 6) in hopes of possibly still making a fall marathon.

I don't feel very sore but stairs are iffy right now! Not sure if my calves will support me. The narrow, steep Victorian staircase in my house is a little scary now

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