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Run #154 3 miles, much better.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Well, I got to bed at 12:30 last night for no good reason. I quickly revert to my night owl status when I get a few days off work. So 6:00 came pretty early...When I finally crawled out of bed an suited up my Forerunner wouldn't turn on, even though it had been charging last night. So I plugged it in again for a few minutes and started breakfast and coffee prep, but when I came back to it, it still said low battery. So I went off for my run with just my watch with the timer. I did my route to the park, which I know is about 3 miles, in 38 minutes. A little slower than normal, but I was actually trying for that. It was a good run.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 11/26/2012 7:02PM

    Hope you get your Forerunner working properly again.

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Run #153 Crappy Run

Friday, November 23, 2012

Well any run is better than no run, and today I got a run in and I did need it, so it's all good. However it wasn't a very good run. Why?
1) I went much later than usual-11:00 not 6:00, so I think that threw me off. It was also much warmer than my usual run time.
2) I had a full breakfast before I went-usually I haven't eaten, or have only had a serving of fruit.
3) I had a slight headache. I thought it might help with the headache...no such luck.
4) I was having temperature control issues with hot and cold before I left. Getting hotter and sweatier didn't help.

Anyway I chalked up another 2.5 miles or so and worked off a couple glasses of wine from yesterday's festivities. emoticon

  


Run #152K my way-well, close enough

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's time to get serious about mileage. I ran another 3 miles this morning. I calculated that if I am running about 6 miles a week currently, and I increase my mileage by 10% each week, that means I get to add 0.6 miles a week. Last week I did 6 miles in two runs instead of 3. If I run 3 miles 3 times this week that is 9 and way over....3 today and 2.5 on Wednesday and Friday is still over.....Argh! I'm thinking 3, 3, and 2.5 and then stay with that for a couple weeks while the body adjusts....I'll see what the body allows...

  


5K his way

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturday was the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K, which DH and I had been targeting all year. He was all set to start running with me in January when we discovered that he had acute chronic plantar facitis in both feet. The time to take up running is not when you can barely walk, so the new sneakers went straight in the closet and have been there ever since. In June I did my first 5K and DH was very disappointed he couldn't run with me. So I promised him we would find one late in the year and do it together, even if we had to walk. Saturday we walked our 5K together. This may not sound like much, but when I did my run in June it took him 20 minutes to hobble from the start to the finish line, and they were not very far apart. That, and walking to and from our parking space that day pretty much finished his feet for the day. So actually walking 3.1 miles is the farthest he has walked all year at once, and that is fantastic! His feet were a bit sore after, but he wasn't limping. The next morning we walked to breakfast and back also (another 2 miles) because the half marathon trapped us at our hotel. This is a huge win for us. He still has a lot of healing to do, but we've come a long way baby! emoticon

  
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BLUE42DOWN 11/19/2012 7:35PM

    emoticon that his feet have improved so much! Beautiful that you did a 5k his way!

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NWLIFESRC 11/19/2012 1:40PM

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MAGGIEVAN 11/19/2012 1:33PM

    I am so glad for you as you can now walk a bit more often. I love walking with my husband over weekends.

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Run # 151 Another 3 miles

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I did another 3 milest today! Now the question will be can I do 3 again on Friday? It was a bit of a push. I had to take two short walk breaks to fight off a stitch, don't know what was with that. But boy did I feel good at the end! The hip pain I was having issues with a couple months ago is pretty much gone, so I guess all the stretching is paying off. I don't feel like my muscles are getting looser or stretchier, but the absence of pain is a good indicator I guess.

  
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RUKASPOOKA 11/14/2012 1:34PM

    Great Job- Like you I am working on the same Goal. I try to run at 5.5 for the whole 3 miles sometimes I have to walk for a bit- I swear it is more a pschological issue then anything else. I am not winded, I am not in pain. I just have a hard time telling myself you can run this far without stoping. (I was always the chubby kid who never ran, or exercised)

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