Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As usually, information received from different sources at the same times made me reconsider my running plans.
#1: after running a 10K every weekend, I always feel good after the run, but the muscles above my kneecaps feel uncomfortably tight in the night almost all week. I want to be sure I don't have any running injuries.
#2: as I wrote earlier, with doing the 10Ks, running a half marathon or a marathon doesn't seem impossible anymore
#3: I heard from Spark Friends about Jeff Galloway's running books, but this only book available in e-book format was Marathon - You can do it! Hm. I didn't think I would start training for a marathon, but looked interesting so bought it anyway.
Now I have read half of the book, and I decided to try his walk-run method : instead of running 10k in the weekend, I'll run-walk and increase distance gradually.
But I don't set a date for a marathon, even if the book said it can be done in 6 months. I guess I'll take much more time than that.
According to the book, walking breaks help to avoid injuries and decrease recovery time.
Right what I need now.
As a token of moderation, I take 2 days off running: today stationary biking, tomorrow walking.
My eating during Easter was far from perfect, but at least I ate lots of fruits and vegetables, drank my water, exercised and slept a lot.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
I didn't do much today, and rest felt great.
In the morning I ran my usual 7K in the forest, the route with moderate inclines only, and my knees liked it much better than yesterday's biking.
Just after my run it started raining and the sky was dull gray all day.
Went shopping with DH, bought me 2 new mini skirts (the ones I bought in November are too large now) and 3 running T-shirts (my excuse was irresistible price), and a windbreaker for DH for future windy bike rides.
Took a long nap after lunch, sparked a bit, watched a movie with DH and now I'm off to bed again : )
Sleep is so good...
Friday, April 06, 2012
Weather was mischievous today,
Having only some paperwork to do today, I went biking with DH this morning.
It was about 18 oC (64 oF), sunny and a bit windy at our house, so I put on spandex shorts and 2 T-shirts. I also packed a cap and my thin windbreaker jacket. DH wore jeans and one short sleeve T-shirt and packed a sweater, but in the end he left it at home.
After the first two minutes rolling down the hill the wind turned out to be icy cold.
Than would have been the right moment to turn and go back for his sweater and for me to change into longer pants, but we ignored the omen and went on.
We faced the wind most of the way, both directions.
I gave one of my T-shirts to DH and I put on the windbreaker and we were cold.
Mental note: clothing appropriate for running is way too cold for biking, and I shall never expose my knees to strong wind again - it feels bad.
Apart from the wind and the cold, our ride was wonderful: we turned north on Danube Cycle Path, and rode an hour until we reached the lovely bottomland forest I have planned to show him for 2 years. I was happy to be the one finding something beautiful and show the other one - usually it is the other way around between us. Here are a few pictures he made:
My knees felt very uncomfortable on the way back, but luckily there was no wind on the way up the hill to our house, so I felt better immediately and could bike up all the way (hubby had to push his bike - he was always fitter than me lol)
Sunday, April 01, 2012
I run alone, so it was a unique opportunity today to have DH with during today's walk, so I asked him to make this video.
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