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Leaping through Feb - 29 days of Running!

Selkie2012-06-04 17:35:21 +0000 #1
I'm boring---started the new month with a 4.7 mile run on the winding, rolling hilly trail at work. Felt great.

It was warmer than usual---around 43ish---so I wore capris instead of full tights.

New treadmill arrived yesterday!!

It has a built-in fan and speakers for your iPOD (the latter of which I do not possess). Hopefully, the weather will hold and treadmill runs will be by choice, not necessity [no snow, no ice, please].
Melalvai2012-06-04 17:43:34 +0000 #2

Originally Posted by Selkie

Hopefully, the weather will hold and treadmill runs will be by choice, not necessity [no snow, no ice, please].

I kind of like running in snow, ice, rain. I mean you have to run differently, more like a penguin. But from what I understand it's actually good training for your form.
katluvr2012-06-04 18:13:00 +0000 #3
30 minutes on treadmill. (Mine, too, has speakers & a fan...nice!)

The abrasion on my knee is still very sore, but I walked 5 min, warmed up with easy run and then 3 intervals at faster pace X 0.25 miles, then quick cool down (as I have limited time this AM). At least I DID something!

OakLeaf2012-06-04 18:39:56 +0000 #4
8.5 for me today.

And I'm very glad I don't have to run on ice. I've never had any balance for that stuff, even though I spent all but three of my first 45 years in places with icy winters. Last year a friend of mine tore his rotator cuff really badly slipping on ice. No thank you.

Also (courtesy Women's Adventure FB page):
skhill2012-06-04 18:53:38 +0000 #5
Just 6.5 miles this morning. I had planned on getting up extra-early and doing my long run (10 miles planned) a day early, as it's supposed to rain all day Sat. But it didn't happen. Just as well; one knee was feeling not-quite-right. It doesn't hurt, or ache, it's just a bit off.

The one "interesting" event of the run was almost getting hit by a car driven by a guy who sure looks like my city councilman. It was at an intersection. I had the green light, and was in the crosswalk, while he was stopped on the cross street. Well, not really stopped. His head was down (looked like he was checking a phone) and he slowly rolled forward into the crosswalk. I wish local politicians would remember that runners and cyclists vote!
indysteel2012-06-04 18:59:39 +0000 #6
Oak, that picture is hysterical.

So, I've gotten three three-mile runs in this week with a minimal amount of hamstring pain. I received my Trigger Point Performance roller and massage ball in the mail, too. I'm underwhelmed by the roller, but I like the massage ball. The roller just doesn't work the trigger points like I had hoped. Nevertheless, when I consistently use the massage ball, it keeps the worst of the pain at bay. I hope I've figured out a way forward.
7rider2012-06-04 18:52:43 +0000 #7
3.25 miles outside today (with the Superfeet, now that I"m breaking them in). Was dark when I started, but was bright by the time I finished. Didn't feel like I needed a headlight at any point, and the few cars that did go by gave me wide berth as I was plainly visible in my road construction workers day-glow reflective vest. Our neighborhood doesn't have sidewalks so I'm on the street.
emily_in_nc2012-06-04 20:23:42 +0000 #8
4 mile beach run this morning. First run in a week since we've been traveling. It was spitting rain, extremely windy and dark. Running into the wind on the "out" leg was tough, but I felt great on the way back with a tailwind. This is the coolest temperature I've had for a run in a couple of months. Thank you Mother Nature!



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