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Weekly check-in: 17-23 May (Read 528 times)

    Hi everyone,

     

    Gorgeous morning here. No running for me... still

     

    Had my follow up appt. yesterday: I have 25% vision in my R-eye at the moment. They expect it to improve to 100%, but it may take up to a year. They won't adjust my glasses / contact lenses for another two months.

    Back to work this week. Only for a few hours a day to start with, cause my L-eye has to take over most of my vision which will be tiring and cause headeaches (and my job is 90% reading). The L-eye (and my brain) will get used to the new situation in a few weeks.

    No running for another two weeks Am allowed to start again 1st week of June with a few easy kilometers and only every other day. Then build from there. I'm gonna scratch my September/October races so I won't feel pressured into running high mileage weeks and only do the 10 mile Dam-to-Dam cause I already signed up for it (company team). And 10 miles shouldn't be a problem. After that I'll start building a base for my Spring marathon

    I am allowed to do strength training and yoga though. So I'll start with that.

    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


    Dog-Love

      At least you are enjoying a beautiful morning Dutchie!  I had a great 4 mile run yesterday along the water in Charlottetown PEI.  Now  call it great because I didn't stop once and I managed 9:30 min miles.  Am going to try to run in New Brunswick on my way back to Boston on Friday.  This place although very pretty is terribly windy
      Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)

        Crabby: I envy you your running

         

        My butt is spreading as wide as the bars in my graph now  I'm allowed strength training and anything else that is no-impact. So for the next two weeks I'm reverting to dvd-workouts only (and bike commutes). 

         

        Yesterday I did Muscle Endurance incl. abs (Cathe F., 60 minutes) and bike to/from work.

        This morning I did MMA Boxing (Cathe F., 30 minutes) and Killer Abs standing section (Michael O., 15 minutes).

         

        Feels good to be able to report workouts even if it's not a 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

          Taking it easy this week. 3 yesterday and 6 this morning. It looks like my home computer is fried - gotta take it to the local Mac specialists.

           

          Dutchie: Good to hear from you. Two weeks until running will go by in no time - I'd like to start weight training a bit like you do (after the race this weekend) I need a bathing suit body shape up by July.

           

          Happy: I tried remaining perpendicular with the road going downhill this morning- scary! But I guess it must be more effiicient.

           

          Happy Wednesday.

           

          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


          Just a dude.

            I had a very good workout last night...


            Ran the same 5x1000 that I did 2 weeks ago... I blew up and died the first time around... Last night I ran it very strong with less rest between reps.  Very encouraging...


            11 days to my first race in 19 years... Getting kinda excited about it...


            Unfortunately, my brother isn't gonna be able to run it.  He went for a 4 mile jog last night... Maybe most of a mile in he felt a big pop in his left calf muscle... He can't put any weight on it and is probably done for 2-4 weeks... Such a bummer... cuz he was doing well and is down roughly 30 pounds...


            Glad to hear you get to at least do something again Dutchie...


            I'd love to have that kind of variety in my runs Crabby...


            Good Luck with yer computer Ayola...


            -Kelly

            Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 


            Imminent Catastrophe

              easy 10,000m hill program yesterday on the treadmill and the same today, 1/2 mi barefoot.

              I was going to do a 6 mi trail run today but have some pain in my right foot the last couple of days so I'm taking it very easy until Saturday's race

              Hang in there Dutchie, you'll be up and running in no time.

              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

               

              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                Dutchie: on the bright side: you get to do some kind of exercise now.  The 2 weeks will fly by. Meanwhile we are all running for you.

                 

                Ayola:  So last night I tried out my new downhill running technique on a short steep hill that previously I would hurtle down, barely in control, trying to put the brakes on - my usual method.  So the new method: slide visor down low on forehead to block all view of oncoming road except the couple feet in front of me so I can't see the actual grade, and maintain the speed I was running on the flat. It worked! I was ecstatic.  I ran 7242 meters with my runner gal pal Kristin and had a fantastic run until I ran back up that hill on the way back and my right AT tightened up. Oh well, can't have it all - yet  The night before I did a recovery walk/run - think I'll be doing that again tonight.

                Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  So the new method: slide visor down low on forehead to block all view of oncoming road except the couple feet in front of me so I can't see the actual grade, and maintain the speed I was running on the flat. It worked! I was ecstatic. 

                   

                  Just imagine how great you could do if you were blindfolded! 

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                     

                    Just imagine how great you could do if you were blindfolded! 

                     Yeah, that would hilarious since I have no sense of balance! Close my eyes and I tip over!

                     

                    (I keep meaning to do the exercises to work on that too; but never get around to it)  

                     

                    I need to use this new trick to come up with one to help me cross a log when hiking! That would be a feat!  Maybe a visor with side-blinders would work.

                    Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.

                      Ayola: I meant to add I don't actually know if I'm really perpendicular to the hill; but I know I'm definitely not leaning backward and that it feels very comfortable. I'll get Kristin to watch me sometime and report back.

                       

                      Kellly: Sorry to hear about your brother. Hope his injury is something that will heal on it's own and not require surgery.

                      Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                      Imminent Catastrophe

                        I'll take the next two days off to give the right foot and left knee some rest.

                        I'm getting nervous about Saturday's race, my first 42,200 m race since December (and that was miserable) and first trail marathon in a couple of years. I've done a lot of training on trails but...that last 8 miles is a killer. 

                        Aside: Speaking of meters, I used to have a "42.2" sticker from a marathon in Israel, the equivalent of the "26.2" stickers we have here. I'd like to get another one of those.

                        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                         "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                        "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                         

                        √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                        Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                        Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                          Yeah, I'm getting nervous for you, Perfesser. Taking a couple days off is probably the best thing you can do right now.

                          Use your momentum...keep going.  You know you can make it.


                          Just a dude.

                            12500 today with 10 strides... windy but felt pretty good...


                            I've been experimenting with running faster every day... I'm thinking I've been improving more than I give myself credit for... I've had days where I am running a minute a mile faster than before with no additional effort... Except convincing my mind that everything is ok...


                            Thanks Happy... My brother said he felt much better today, but still can't put his full weight on his calf.  Surgery won't be required, but some rest will definitely be needed...


                            Perfessor, sounds like the days off are a great idea... Good luck and get right quick...!


                            -Kelly

                            Getting back in shape... Just need it to be a skinnier shape... 


                            ...---...

                              So Jeff was right big time, not that I neglected the advice at all but running on the Vegas strip, even at 5:30 AM is terrible. Off the strip running was not spectacular but at least I didn't have to hurdle drunks and broken glass on the sidewalks. I ran 3 times this week out there, all of them were hard on my legs and knees (concrete sidewalks) but at least I kept up the routine.



                              San Francisco - 7/29/12

                              Warrior Dash Ohio II - 8/26/12

                              Chicago - 10/7/12



                              Imminent Catastrophe

                                ... running on the Vegas strip, even at 5:30 AM is terrible. Off the strip running was not spectacular but at least I didn't have to hurdle drunks and broken glass on the sidewalks. I ran 3 times this week out there, all of them were hard on my legs and knees (concrete sidewalks) but at least I kept up the routine.



                                 I'll bet there were guys trying to hand you those cards with hookers too. 

                                "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                                 "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                                "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                                 

                                √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                                Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                                Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

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