NO! I was just really careful. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I am going to make a final decision about a new stepper today i think. I need to! I just need to find out if i can purchase the NordicTrack one locally. The delivery is awfully complicated and it has to be signed for.
1 HR high effort incline TM walking this morning<br><br>
I'll go back for another hr after work, and spend some of it running. The last couple of weeks of only walking has worked wonders on my knee. I'm also down 6 pounds (plus 6-8 pound sof water weight) since my last marathon on the 4th<br><br>
Carb load tomorrow <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"> for Hagg Lake 50K on Sat.
(I just posted this on the CH workout thread.)<br><br>
I'm one angry pizzed off soccermutha---><br><br>
I had planned on 4-5 easy ones on the TM; but at mile 3 I got Uber-wobbly-legged, dizzy, whacky feeling and had to walk.<br>
Then could only do .5 more before getting off and sitting down.<br>
I do hydrate.<br>
I do eat.<br>
I was going slowly...I'm a turtle, remember?<br>
I'm not pregnant.<br><img alt="icon_brilsmurf.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_brilsmurf.gif"><br>
I don't know how you guys DO THIS!!!<br><br>
<stomping off to shove peanut butter raisin toast into my angry mouth>
3 miles and upper lifting yesterday<br><br>
but they were exactly like today:<br>
ploddingly slow ones with incline form 1.5%-3% and never faster than 11mm<br><br><br>
Doesn't that make a difference?<br><br>
clueless me----><img alt="icon_albino.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_albino.gif">
I think I'm pretty good at the refueling/hydrating piece.<br><br>
Guess the 10 was more than I *thought* for my body. Rest would have been best. Thanks!<br><br><br>
I feel that I should have the endurance and strength to do even a fraction of what you guys do....that's why this makes me crazy!<br><br><br>
hippo, you are a RIOT!<br><br>
and I'm all on the meri 100 bandwagon too!!<br><br>
~you guys all have to come to cheez country and do the kettle moraine ultra so I can be your cheerleader~
Is your entire weekly workload getting harder and/or longer? Are you upping your caloric intake to match the extra load? When my training load became more, I refueled on my long days, but I didn't necessarily on my days that my workload was the same as before.
Not coming down with a cold or something?<br><br>
10.8 hilly, with 6x7'/3' recovery; 1:25 total, 6 minutes faster than last month <img alt="bom.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/bom.gif">
two, count em, two miles! yay!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y78/ChadFinn/thecount.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Ran around the cable park lake while my DH and friends wakeboarded. 2 miles in just under 20 minutes and only a little ITB tightness. felt great. unfortunately, ~ 30 min later I started to feel low blood sugar, weak, upset stomach -- I think it's the fertility meds and being out of shape + run in hot sun and dehydration. (wtpj, could you be feeling dehydrated from wtpj issues?)
8 miles at a snail's pace. My mind and spirit were willing, but legs were having none of it. They felt like cement and wouldn't cooperate no matter how much I tried to coax them to pick it up. I stayed positive though.<br><br>
1 easy cross-train day and one rest day now before the big MoFo 23 miler on Sunday.<br><br>
I went to a new trail to run for a change of scenery, an old highway near the Dismal Swamp Canal in Chesapeake VA that's been converted to a multi-use trail. I don't think I would go back to this trail to run alone again. It was sort of creepy being surrounded on both sides by swamp, brush, tall trees and being the only person out there.
I can't help with your Q, but thanks for showing concern and offering suggestions.<br><br>
You are all 'real' runners, while I'm simply a middle-aged jogger who doesn't know running schedules from a hole in the ground.<br><br>
I don't know diddly about workloads or such because I don't have a planned schedule [I don't enter events]...I just like being fit and looking great in jeans.<br><img alt="icon_flower.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_flower.gif"> Isn't that what it's all about?<br><br><br><br>
1 mile walk/jog with my dog -- I would like her to run with me, but with her current hypo-thyroid problems - it's too much for her <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
Then 30 mins on the dreadmill....it's REALLY hard to run on treadmill when it was such a beautiful day outside. I just got home too late to run outside -- I don't have a good place to run when it is dark unfortunately.<br><br>
WTPJ - You are my kind of runner. I will never be as fast and/or have the endurance of these other yahoos....I just run because I enjoy it! We'd probably make a good pair!
Great efforts today! Keep up the awesome work!<br><br><b>WTPJ</b> - I've had days like that too. Who knows what causes it. Last time I had a day like that it was because I was coming down with something. I hope that's not what's happening with you. Probably you just need a rest day like Meri and others have suggested.<br><br><b>Hippo</b> - Is there any room on that "Go Meri" bandwagon? Because (and I hope I don't embarrass her), I am a <b>HUGE</b> Merigayle fan (as I think 99.9999% of the poster here are)! You are going to rock in your 100 Meri, and I admire your courage for even attempting that. <img alt="icon_flower.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_flower.gif"><br><br>
Anyway, here's my report for the day:<br><br><b>Daily Run Report</b><br><br><b>Date:</b> 02/22/2007<b>Time:</b> 16:21<br><b>Run Type:</b> Just A Run<br><b>Distance:</b> 16.0 miles<br><b>Total time:</b> 02:30:17.5<b>Average Per Mile:</b> 00:09:04.1<br><b>Course:</b> <a href="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=712341" target="_blank">Home 16 mile loop</a><br><b>Max HR (for entire workout):</b> 166<br><b>Average HR:</b> 154<br><b>Shoes:</b> Mizuno Wave Rider 9<b>Date Entered Service:</b> 12/17/2006<b>Ending Mileage:</b> 439.74<br><b>Weather:</b> Cloudy and calm. Sidewalks still have their bad spots, but not too bad.<br><b>Temperature:</b> 40<b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air<b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Temperature:</b> 36<b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air<b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 26<b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 28<b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Wind speed:</b> 0<b>Max Gust:</b> 2<b>Direction:</b> SW<br><br>
Not a bad night tonight. Weather conditions continue to be warm. Another couple of degrees and I would have run in shorts.<br><br>
I did the 16 mile loop again tonight, though the sidewalks are plowed in Burlington, so I could have done the 15.2.<br><br>
I did not have a lot of zap in the legs, so the speed was not too fast.<br><b>Run Segments<br>
NameTimeDistanceAvgMile HRAvgHRTotal Time</b><br>
I hope you all have a good/safe run today!
30 minutes. I wanted to do more, but had some difficulties.<br><br>
I went to a park to run a loop, having heard that some local paths had been cleared. These hadn't, but I tried anyway. The 3-4 inches of snow that hadn't melted were super-saturated with water, slippery and slushy, with icy puddles lurking beneath. After laboring around once, I realized that I was on the fast track to injuring myself (fast track - heh. It was slow going, but really hard work). So I took to the sidewalks, and ended up running uphill into the wind. 20 mph wind. Did I mention it was sleeting?<br><br>
I got back into my car and drove to another trail, but it had the same conditions. I got grumpy and went home.<br><br>
I'm actually more aggravated that the weather conditions are not going to get better, and will probably be worse by this weekend. This means that I'll have to do my long run on the treadmill (argh) or on the road (yikes).<br><br>
I am trying to be pleased that I ran even in these crazy weather conditions, but I'm still most displeased that the universe is not cooperating with my training schedule.