Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Well I wasn't sure my mp3 player was contributing much to my runs, but then the battery went dead on my run today, and I sure missed the beat! Did a 15 minute interval, but then a 3 and a two. I just had a hard time keeping it going today. My knees were tired! Seems like everytime I make a jump in time the intervals get harder. Maybe I should just work on one longer interval and not worry about overall run time. Or maybe I need to push a little. I'll see how Friday goes.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The extra rest helped. Today I ran for a 15 minute interval, possible even 16, but I had another equipment malfunction about 4 minutes in that slowed me down while recovering, so let's call it 15, a nice increase from 13, and it felt good. The second interval was 7 minutes, for a total of 23 minutes running and 12 minutes walking.
It was also cool as I really didn't feel like going--because I only had 5.5 hours sleep, and I stayed up late drinking wine with some of my best guys from work. But I dragged myself out anyway, and had a good run. A good chunk of it was windward too. Woo hoo!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Well I went to work dressed to run, but it started to rain just after it got light. So I didn't get my run in. I can't say I am exactly disappointed because I was feeling particularly knackered. Maybe the rain was the universe saying it was okay to take a break. We also didn't go to aikido on Thursday because we were so tired. I hope the break will feel better on Monday. The last time I took a longer break it really helped.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Today the first interval was into the wind. I ran for 13 minutes again. But when I started the second interval--shooting for 10 minutes, some muscle on the inside of my left calf cramped, and then my foot got tight, and I felt myself losing my balance. I ran a little further, but it was all tightening up instead of getting looser, so I walked home. 33 minutes total time, mostly walking today. I got a new calf stretch last night from another aikidoist that I think will help. Unfortunately, it doesn't stretch whatever tensed up this morning. Got to go look at leg anatomy I guess.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Today I ran 13 minutes and 10 minutes, total 23 minutes running time and 11 minutes walking. I'm still building up how much time I can run in one interval, but I have a limited amount of time to do this, and I don't want to reduce my total running time, so really I am making it up as I go along. I still seem to get really tight calves some days. I keep trying all kinds of stretches to relieve them, but either the ache isn't where I think it is and I neeed to stretch a different muscle, or I haven't found the right stretch yet. But I can tell you 400mg of ibuprofen wipes it away. I just don't want to get in the habit of medicating to so this. I would prefer to be able to stretch it out.
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