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Trotting for Turkey (November Running)

Selkie2012-03-26 01:21:53 +0000 #1
Milestone: I'm up to four miles.

Having minor piriformis issues, so I'm going to concentrate on stretching my glutes/hams/piriformis more. Ankle tendons are doing great, thank goodness.

DH and I are going to do a Turkey Trot on T'giving morning (5K). We opted for a smaller race in Arlington (closer to home) instead of a bigger 5K in the District.

Best news of all: I just signed up for a ChiRunning workshop in December! Can't wait.
skhill2012-03-26 01:37:44 +0000 #2
We have a turkey trot 5k here too-- but I haven't run it. Thanksgiving morning I'm either cooking or in the car...

No formal run today, but part of Stella my new dog's walk turned into a run. In blue jeans and boots. She's not going to be a constant running partner, but we might try some short runs together, once she puts on some weight (she's scrawny right now).
Veronica2012-03-26 02:03:02 +0000 #3
I did 5 five miles on the treadmill yesterday. It's been a long time since I've done a treadmill run. I have gotten a LOT faster in the last year. Last November it was taking me 65 minutes to run five miles on the treadmill and I would have to walk. Yesterday's run only took 49.

Not a blindingly fast pace by any means, but I just don't think I'm made to be blindingly fast on the run.

Veronica
emily_in_nc2012-03-26 01:47:38 +0000 #4
That's a huge improvement, Veronica, congrats!

I am running 3x a week on the beach and beach trail here and am up to around 3.5 miles. There's a 5K the Sunday after Thanksgiving here for charity that I think DH and I are going to do. That would be my first official 5K, and although I am a very slow runner, you never know how many 50+ gals will register. I might place simply by showing up and finishing the distance in such a small town.
Jolt2012-03-26 02:41:06 +0000 #5
I did about a 40-minute run today on the town trail system. I wish I had a better idea of distances...it's just so much easier to go by time on trails or road/trail combination runs like I often do.
VeganBikeChick2012-03-26 02:23:32 +0000 #6
We have 2 Turkey Trots here - one is very informal and run on Sunday of T'giving weekend, around the lake; the other is a more organized race run on T'giving Thurs but very hilly. I really wanted to run on T'giving, as it's right before my work stretch, but I'd much prefer the flat lake scenery than a bunch of hills and can't do Sunday as it's in the middle of my stretch on. /rant over
Crankin2012-03-26 03:49:28 +0000 #7
I think I have a stress fracture in my left foot. I had some twinges in the metatarsals about a month ago when running. I kept going and it got worse the next time I ran. Then, about a week after that, my foot felt fine, but one night when I took my shoes off, after work, I had a lot of pain on the top of my left foot, where the ankle strap of my low heel Mary Janes went across the top of the foot. It hasn't been the same since.

I've had a stress fracture before, many years ago, from teaching aerobics on concrete floors. I did go to a podiatrist and got a couple of ultra sound treatments, but essentially, the treatment was rest. I guess going to the 2 step classes didn't help this last week. Riding doesn't bother it at all, but lots of walking does.

Grrr. This is the time of year I do more hiking and running and I just joined a gym. Maybe my body is telling me something? I am trying to rest it, in terms of no running, but I can't stop walking, obviously.
OakLeaf2012-03-26 04:08:04 +0000 #8
Ouch. Are you going to get it X-rayed? At least you'd know. Whatever it is, heal quick!

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