But I will move it if I figure out a way to account for the shoes in a separate activity.
4.1 miles, 50:55, 12:29/mi, AHR 126 (65% MHR)
Lou, (aka Mr. predawnrunner), MD, USA | Lou's Brews | firstname.lastname@example.org
I can see why some of you guys like the morning running, but it's still hard for me to do. I got up and ran my 10 miles this morning while the boys were still in bed, lazy duffs that they are. It wasn't even that early (9 a.m.), but the traffic was almost non-existent, a few other runners and bikers out there on the trail. This is a hilly route and I wanted to take it as slow and easy as needed to not need to stop so much. I've picked up a bad habit of stopping and walking to recover, then starting up again. Need to knock that off! I only did it a few times on this run, making myself slow down rather than stop. Worked pretty well. 8:42 avg pace and that's cool. Then blueberry pancakes for lunch (!) and now we have the whole afternoon to finish planting some flowers and do general "stuff" around the house and yard.
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Dang Lou you walk fast!
Sorry to hear your not running Grandmas but glad your up to going to cheer your friends on Bugs! Hope to hear your healed ASAP hun!
I'm with you Erika! I am sooooooo not an early morning runner. In fact I prefer to run at night HOWEVER I get my runs in when I can. Thankfully the days are getting longer so I'll do alot more running at night during the summer! Nice run! BTW blueberry pancakes sound sooooooooooo good right now.
I'm still amazed at how I can run an ungawdly amount and recover quickly but reduce my nightly sleep by 1/2 - 3/4's for 4 nights and my body rebells big time. I managed to get out for 8 miles earlier and will be doing 14 miles worth of hills tomorrow first thing in the am (that is if my body doesn't rebel)
Kids last day of school is Wed and the twins don't start day camp until 21st so who knows what my running is going to look like. I'm looking to get back into gear come the 21st. That should leave me plenty of time to train for my Marathon in October. The 100 miler in Aug is still up in the air
MTA: Hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend!
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Well as much as my body didn't want to get up, I got up. Met my RP by her house and ran 13 miles in the hills. Sucky run but that's the glue that holds things together I think. Gotta bring water on these longer runs now now that it's hot. Was feeling ill the first part of the run due to cereal I ate for breakfast (won't be eating Life maple and cinnamin cereal before a run again. Too sugary) and the heat. My body is getting REALLY temperamental when it comes to heat. You would never guess that I spent so much time in the Tropics .
Anyways back to the love/hate relationship I have with these hils!
(where is everyone else?)
It turns out that the brewing I did yesterday made my back sore. I decided to rest this morning, so no walk. I started thinking about getting the bike ready for a ride, but there were some errands to do. Just as well, I think this rest is helping.
Around mile 7, I had one of those amazing miles where I just seemed to float along effortlessly at slightly sub-8 pace. Makes me wonder if maybe I don't need a few miles just to get really warmed up and whether I'd be better off losing some time early to make it up late.
Leaving in about an hour for the airport. Reminds me how much I hate business travel.
Hope everyone had great weekend runs.
Pam- those hills have got to be the reason you're such a strong runner.
Dave- 8:15? wow!
Lou- rest was probably smart.
Unintended rest day today as DH is out of town. oh well, hopefully swimming counts a little.
I will run tomorrow.
Did a homemade brick today: mowed, ran 6.5mi, trimmed, ran 6.5mi. I was planning to make it a 5part brick and do stationary bike at the end, but after I took my shoes off from the second run, I decided I wasn't putting on any more shoes -- drink, food, and shower were too attractive
I'm still quite happy about the workout -- and it's a nice feeling to know the lawn doesn't need cutting for a while.
Nice run Erika. I am jealous that you have to slow down to an 8 :37 pace.
I had planned to run 8, but the new dog talked me into taking her to Dog Beach instead.