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.
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...
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!
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.
Monday, November 12, 2012
This monring it was 39 when I went out, the coldest it has been I think. I wore pants, short sleeved top, arm warmers, and a light fleece, and a hat. I thought about a windbreaker but decided it would be too many layers. The fleece stayed on about half the run, and by the end the arm warmers were rolled down, but it was all about perfect. I did another 5k, not counting my cool down walk this time. It was a bit of a challenge and I felt a bit winded a couple times, but then I just tried to slow down a little to recover my breath. I'm not sure how much I slowed down, but I did get my breath back. I really want to start turning in regular 3 mile runs. This 2-2.5 mile stuff is just lazy. So that's my new resolve. I ran to the park today, which was really nice. Saw a guy on his run that I haven't seen in months and he remembered me and we traded hellos. That was fun too. Passed a couple other runners in the park toow which was nice. It is always fun to see other folks out.
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