Goooood Morning everyone,
It's a new week Let's make it a good one. Sun's out and it looks like it's gonna be a gorgeous Spring day.
This morning I did a 45 min UB w/o, 10 min abs and 32 min LB. R-hip's been bothering me so I figured a rest from running was in order. I may do my 15 min recovery run after work when my hip's loosened up some more.
Have a great Monday and a most excellent run.
Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
Great mileage last week Dutchie!
Easy 3 this morning, a great 8 miles yesterday. I ran 4 out of 8 at my planned HM race pace (10:30 m/m) I kept swinging high (9:15!) and low but it averaged out well and felt good. And the overall pace was in the range of my new easy pace 11:30/45. I think this type of workout gives me a little more confidence - I'll go for between 5-6 miles next time.
Tomorrow weight training.
Happy monday, A
Nature is unable to make a really first-class job of anything if she is hustled...
Halifax Bluenose HM May 2014
Toronto Waterfront HM October 2014
Sunday and today I have had my usual half hour on the deadmill.
I was looking through my log from a couple of years ago and saw that i was regularly doing 4miles in just over 32 mins on the treadmill. Since got back into it I havent really tried to see how fast I can go over that distance.
So I have had a couple of goes - managed 31:39 yesterday - 1min 10.5kph, 19 mins 12.0kph, rest 12.5kph.
Which i was pleased with, but felt i could go a bit faster.
so today ttired: 1min 10.5kph, 19 mins 12.5kph, rest 13.0kph = 30:29.
Am well chuffed with that, and i appreciate i didn;t warm up properly, and that doing this too often isnt a great idea. But with no race on the horizon, I am gonna stick to doing most of my miles around 10 min pace, with an treadmill interval session chucked in for a few weeks and have a go at cracking 30 mins.
I think just concentrating on racking miles up is going to get a bit boring, and i need to target something in order to keep me focused.
Great mileage last week Dutchie!
Gah, you beat me by one mile!
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Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014
Gah, you beat me by one mile!
Yeah and it got me in trouble.
Just a dude.
Found myself tonite just not wanting to run at all.. yet I had a fairly tough hill run scheduled... I got home from work pretty late, ate dinner, and finally talked myself into going... warm up was blah... first time up the hill was double blah, and then something clicked and I had a pretty good workout... Felt good about mentally toughing it out today...
Going to end up driving around 15 hours Wednesday/Thursday... so this might end up being a weird week for me...
Hurry up and get better Dutchie...! (I am sure there is some joke in here about you having/being a pain the butt... )
Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape...
I am also drawing a blank on butt jokes... feel better Dutchie. We all need to keep in mind how all of the muscles affect each other and how issues in the hips (Dutchie) or ankles (me) can manifest themselves elsewhere...
Pretty mild weight training yesterday - did some rowing which I haven't done in awhile. Husband has been going to a trainer this spring with great results - the boot camp style stuff is really not my personality at all but... I might try it after the running season is over.
4 miles done today
You guys go right ahead and make butt jokes at least I'll have something to laugh about. PT told me yesterday (Wed) the relay run this weekend is OUT.
He wants me to run 10K easy today. If that doesn't aggrevate the problem I can run an other 10K on Friday. I have my next appt. Friday afternoon. Then we'll discuss what to do with my long run on Sunday. Already have 3 more appts. for next week.
But the way the relay works, run a kilometer, sit in a van for 3 kilometers when you cool down and muscles start stiffening up, then repeat is the worst thing I could do right now. ARghhhhh. I'm sooooo disappointed. I was really looking forward to this 16hr relay.
Sorry, just a little primal scream to break the tension. 4 days to go. 6 AM flight tomorrow morning. I'm already losing sleep, I can't imagine how bad I will be the night before the race.
Belmead Trail Fest 50 mile Sep 27-
Tuna 200 Relay Oct 10-11 -
The weather is improving and my runs are fine. Juneau is beautiful and all is well in the world. I am 15 weeks out from my marathon and not worried at all. Mostly work is getting in the way of running...and my kids sports events, but I manage to squeeze runs in when I can.
Sorry Dutchie about your aches and pains and you know there will be other relays. Frustrating though!
Good luck Heffa. BTW...which lttle race are you in?
Crabby: it's very frustrating cause I'm part of a team and feel like I'm letting the team down. They now only have 3 runners.
Test run, as advised by my PT.
It seemed to go well. Hip was a little painful at first, but as I warmed up the pain subsided and the hip was just noticeable.
However, with 3 kilometers left to go, I decided to do a little bit of speed work in the tree tunnel, to make up for a walk break when crossing the dike road: speed up for 5 trees (100 meters mabye?) and slow down again for 5 trees and repeat a couple of times. After about 8 times and nearly at the end of the tree tunnel, there was a sudden stabbing pain at the top of my hip where that butt muscle attaches to the hip bone, that made me cry out and stop. As I slowly started running again, the hip was definitely pretty painful, though it got a bit better by the end of my run. Guess I shouldn't have tried to do a teeny weeny bit of speed work, sigh.
Just walked about 2 kilometers to the vet and back with Spike and Spook for Spooky's annual check up and the hip wasn't feeling as bad as this morning. Guess what, Spooky lost weight and she's now under doctor's orders to eat more
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
I've been kinda down a bit... It's been a little hard getting started... Part of it is a lack of sleep this week... I drove 8 hours Wednesday night... slept 2 hours, spent 4 hours doing stuff with my daughter... ran roughly 4 miles, and then was in a car again for 8.5 hours back... My butt still hurts...
I can see myself getting better... My weight loss has kinda stalled... I need to get that kick started again... still have 20+ lbs to lose...
Good Luck Heffa!!!
Get Better Dutchie... always sucks when it feels like one is letting the team down... I hope it all works out well...
Hooray for decent weather Crabby!
Someone on another forum reminded me that I have CWX stabilix compression capri's for running and that those are great for supporting the butt/hip area. I've found them tucked away in a drawer and will be using them religiously.
In case you are wondering why I have them and don't wear 'm...... these are compression tights.... they compress..... they make me pee a kazillion times....
BTW, I'm allowed another 60min run today with lots of stretching after. If it doesn't aggrevate the problem I'm allowed to try to run 15K or 90 minutes on Sunday as a long run.
And in case any of you get butt problems, cows head is a great butt stretch. Why have I been skipping that one the last couple of months?
Kelly: you drove 8+ hours to spend 4 hours with your daughter? Couldn't you stay longer? Jeez, if I drove 8+ hours I'd be in the the middle of France and I'd stay there for at least a week.
Crabby: enjoy running in nice weather.
Heffa: don't stress about it. It's just another race You've done plenty of those. I always sleep like a log before any race. The race is Monday, right?