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2012 Goals-2 5Ks

Monday, January 02, 2012

I just got back from RoadRunner Sports, where I bought my second pair of running shoes. I have decided to do a women's 5K in June with a friend (or without her, we'll see when the time comes). DH felt left out then, so I am planning a second one in Pacific Grove at the end of November. Hopefully this will give his plantar faciatis time to clear up and he will be able to take up running. If not we'll walk it. So now I need to figure out my training plans. I know I need to start resistance training to build my upper body, but also I need to strengthen my leg muscles more. Together these should make me run more efficiently and successfully. I've had a bit of a break over Christmas/New Year's, so I am anticipating feeling a bit of a set back this week, but it is what it is. Looking forward to using my fancy new socks and my new shoes!

  


Run 62 Post holiday catching up

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I went for a run around sunset today. We had a late lunch and I was full of refried beans and iced tea and I had a bit of a headache. But I knew it wasn't going to get any easier the more days I missed. So I decided I needed to suck it up and go. So I donned the very expensive Iniji toe socks Santa brought me, and my new arm warmers, and my new fleece and off I went. Because I was too full and headachey it wasn't my best run, but it wasn't bad. I did an 8 minute interval, then two fives and a 3. So total run time still 20 minutes, but not consecutive. The Christmas holiday has only packed half a pound back, which I found quite surprising this morning, and was quite pleased about. Getting on the scale was the other thing today where I decided I just needed to suck it up and find out how bad it was. All in all, not bad for the day. The new socks were great, by the way. Can't really define why, but the fancy toe socks did feel really nice. The really expensive arm warmers were nice too-- better than the $6 ones I bought earlier on sale, though the cheap ones do the job perfectly well too. Thanks to Santa for spoiling me!

  


Run #61 Changing it up to Sprints

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Today I really didn't feel like a run, but I went anyway. But 5 minutes into it I was losing steam & I knew I was going to fight myself for the next 15 minutes. It's the Holidays, it's year end, I'm tired....Working on the premise that you can do anything for a minute, I decided to do some sprints instead. I did 5 sprints of a minute each. It was actually kind of hard, but in a fun way. It took 2-3 minutes to recover in between sprints. I think I could have done a few more, but I also didn't know how my body would feel later, so I called it good. I am now thinking of incorporating a sprint or two somewhere in each run.

  
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CHRIS3215 12/21/2011 3:11PM

    LOVE doing sprints..
YES do them in your daily walks jogs & or runs..
You will burn more calories plus build endurance too..LOVE IT!!!

I do them on my treadmill I will see how fast I can do them at different speeds & inclines..

BUT I too felt like you this morning & did my run any ways & glad I did!

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Run # 60 Woo hoo!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Today was my 60th run! After my little cookie binge yesterday baking for the work cookie exchange I wasn't sure I could run without throwing up. I went out determined to at least get a walk in if I couldn't manage the run. But I pulled off a 20 minute interval, hooray! And I totally feel better now!

In other news, we think DH has plantar faciatis, so I guess it is not the best time to take up running. He is disappointed even though he was having trouble getting started. We are focusing now on some stretching and looking for improvement there, then maybe will try some running in a few weeks if we see some improvement.

  


Run # 59 Some days you don't got it...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Today was just a tough one. I did run 20 minutes, but I just couldn't pull it of in one interval. I did a 10, then thought I would do another 10, but ended up doing 2 5 minute intervals intsead. I just couldn't keep it up today. On the bright side, it was a beautiful day out there an running by the water was nice, as always.

  
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CHRIS3215 12/16/2011 1:34PM

    We all have days like that..
But keep on keeping on!! emoticon

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