<b>Meri</b> And the other half hour you dreamed about the WS100, right?<br><br> Me First run of the day a 6 miler in the falling snow. Deliberately slow, even slower than recovery pace. A jog, really. I might pick up the pace a bit this afternoon if I feel up to it.
no. at this point i am not jealous or sad i am not running this year. I have a big enough task infront of my to keep me busy. I watched HGTV afterwards <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
Meri, you are living my dream!!! I always wanted to do an ultra.....I humbly bow to your awesomeness.....<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Today was my first attempt at running in about 2 1/2 years. My last race was in early 2003, followed by stress fractures, non running-related surgery, a hip injury and some other health complications. I got tired of "starting over" again and again and finally gave up in 2004. I was never what anyone other than a turtle would consider fast, but I could put in the miles when I was in top form. My ego just couldn't handle that "re-newbie" status. I never did it for ME though, I stupidly always did it to keep up with the gang (some of y'all old Kick timers can attest to that) and always fell short, at least in my own eyes. Most of my runs were spent beating on myself for being slow, fat and the last one in the group to finish a race. Wah, wah, yeah I know.....I was still faster than the guy on the couch with his nose in a bag of Cheetos. I used that line to support a lot of other newbies in my day but never bought into it for myself. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
I've always missed running but had this nagging resistance (read: fear of failure) every time I thought about going out for a run, even just a for the heck of it run. Coming back here was like coming home, to all the people who were so supportive in the "fat newbie" days, and that's why I signed up for the VRAA. I still couldn't stomach the thought of doing the Cto5K again so today I kinda made up my own hybrid version of a newbie workout. I was out for 30 minutes and it didn't go as bad as I expected. My yoga training has paid off, at least in the "accept things in the moment" sense, which is something I never could before as a runner. I won't break any sound barries for any time to come, but it was so nice to be out there again and not worry about how bad I was doing. I'm just grateful I can still slog along. Maybe this time it'll stick!<br><br>
Sorry to be so long winded, but today wasn't just a training shuffle, I am hoping it was a new start. This time, I'm running for me. I wasn't even going to post here but I thought, why not?
Gina: Things that worked for me:<br><br>
1) "Know why you're running" applies to each workout. Each one has to have a purpose, even if it is to get out of the house and get moving.<br><br>
2) "Know who you're running for" applies to each goal.<br><br>
3) "Be smart" can also stand for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-framed goals.<br><br>
drgenie - that was one heck of a post. Thank you for that, you are awesome!<br><br><br>
5 miles 9:00 pace<br>
mostly cloudy but a nice warm late winter day. No wind to speak of.<br>
Ran a stretch with a neighbors lab; that was fun
10 slog on the TM while watching the espn2 taped showing of the NCAA indoor track meet.<br><br>
*woot* to the badger men<br><br><img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
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Are the long runs getting any easier????
"Kinda"...does that make sense?<br>
Today, my wtpj issues were compounded by the fact that I tried to make myself push harder on the pace.<br>
I'd scroll up and down on the mph avg, to work on this. But my gut wasn't enjoying it, and made me suffer.<br>
OTOH, I *did* feel that it was easier in the sense that I finished 10 without a death march. <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"><br><br>
Now, all I need to do is figure out what I should do tomorrow.<br>
A ploddingly slow 3-4? Only some upper lifting + core?<br>
Power walking aka meri and hippo? [no, not as long or fast as you guys...but maybe it would be a fun change]<br><br>
If I can ever cure my 'issue', then I know my running will improve BIG TIME. I just know it! <img alt="icon_colors.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_colors.gif">
5 x 1000m at 6:48/mi pace (roughly 10K pace) with 30 sec rest, plus another 1.4m or so afterwards to lower the avg pace to 6:59/mi.<br><br>
My first attempt at intervals. It was difficult, but kind of fun. I probably should make the resting periods a bit longer next time.<br><br>
The Garmin 201 makes keeping track of intervals quite easy.
<b>Welcome back,</b> drgenie! Here's to you. Keep us posted on your progress, and most of all, enjoy being able to run.<br><br>
WTPJ -- good job to you & the Badgers.<br><br>
I did 6 outside in 60 degrees on my favorite path. It was gorgeous. I can not run my former(?) easy pace anymore. It feels too slow and uncomfortable. <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"><img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"> But I reined myself in as best I could, except for 2 miles at marathon pace.<br><br>
fox-runr -- I probably ruined yesterday's massage. My legs were sure feeling it -- gluey and clumsy for sure.<br><br>
This morning I taught pilates & yoga, and will do more stretching later tonight.
6 easy miles. I was tempted to take another day off because my left hamstring has been kind of bothering me, but it doesn't seem to bother me while I run, just the rest of the time! I kept the pace easy and tried to stay aware of my stride. My right shin was quite tight for the whole run, but overall things felt fine. I think it took me about 53:30 - I was mostly going off of heart rate today.