You hang in there. You'll heal!!!
Out for 7 1/4 mi this morning to get rid of the sickness that the rest of the family has infected me with...those rats! Felt like dreck mi 1-2, felt great the rest of the way. Left most of my cold in a trashcan at about mi 3. Sorry, but I'll never be one of those runners who can do a snotrocket -- I dutifully packed a bunch of tissues and used 'em all and seriously, left my cold in North Wildwood.
Hoping all are having good runs this weekend! (p.s., even if you only run 1/1000 of your outing, I consider you a runner.)
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I'm going to let you guys inspire me as I head into the next phase and remind me of why I went thru this!
Thanks for the warm welcome back!
I did 7 miles yesterday in the bitter cold, or what's cold as crap to me. I think the temp at the start was hovering around 32. My hammies did great though, did some extra stretching at the end and no soreness today. I guess I learned I may just no be up yet to back to back runs. Drats, as I really liked doing the schedule that way. Oh well, it could always be worse.
In other news, went to a kick butt running store yesterday (Pensacola Laura) and scored some shoes on sale. Oh yeah, and some capri's too. They felt great on and they were 50% off, thought they would be good for when it's between skirt and tights weather. The staff were awesome and so knowledgeable, and they had every running gadget, supplement, outfits, insoles known to man. PLUS they had their own cardiac lab in back of store. A cardiologist on staff perfomrs stress tests, Echo's, and several other important performance tests. I didn't want to leave this place, it was better than a theme park, LOL! So worth the hour drive.
Way to go, Rozzie, on the seven mile run Nono's right, I believe you will go very far with this
Well, I did my 16 miler on Friday and dang it was COLD It was not 32 though! It was low 40's and very windy. Rick only lasted about 5.5 miles and he hopped into the car to listen to music, LOL! By the end, I thought I was close to frostbite because my hands (even in gloves) were so cold! In comparison to my 14 miler, I think I did okay. This time I did a 3/2 - more walk than run. It worked out to about the same speed as the 14 mile run. I was very achy though, by the 13.5 mile mark and walked most of the last couple miles again. It is still hard to conceptualize another ten miles added on but I am very determined to see it through
I am still working on nutrition too. This time, I was starving by the end of the run. I had chopped up a traditional clif bar into bite size pieces and it was not enough. Not sure if it was the cold or what. Also, still suffering from foot cramps a lot. I ate banana as part of my brekkie that day and another as a pre run snack about an hour or so before the run. I also drank water regularly??
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Everything you want is right there, just outside your comfort zone.
I find I need way more water than the average Joe. Probably approaching the hyponatremia levels. Really. But unless my urine is very close to clear, I find that I get all sorts of myofascial problems: ITB & PF pain, to name two. That's why I supplement with clif shot bloks and coconut water (besides the fudge ) when I'm doing runs longer than 7 miles. I find if I start drinking at mile 3, my body can process and use the liquids without filling up my bladder enough to matter. So basically rely on the supplements during the run to keep me from possibly keeling over. So far, so good.
Good luck tinkering with the fueling-on-the-run piece of the puzzle. You figure out what works best for you!
LIsa - WOo hooo!!!!! I know this sounds dumb, but are your shoes too tight? That's what does it fo rme. I do mine so loose that you'd think my heels would blister, but they don't and it works well for me.
Nancy - :tink: SOunds liek a very good sign. Let's keep hoping that you will be much stronger!!!
Rozzie - You are an ACE! I have been sooooo impressed with your times! You are gonna' kick porncess hiney! (yeah, not very DIsney of me. ) Be good to those hammys, tehy can cause a world of hurt.
nono - Hope you're feeling much better!!! lol. I can't do teh snot rocket. Scott put grommets in soem wash cloths, so I sub tehm out for a sponge int eh winter and have a snot rag on my arm. Tacky, but I go through Kleenex like crazy and this is much easier fro me.
Saturday was teh dreaded 16-miler. Dreaded because we had done 13 pretty hard on SUnday, my hammy was acting up, Scott's achillies was acting up a bit, it was 24 degrees (coldest run this year), it was a Yak Trax run and those can be hard on teh feet, and we had not done a 14-miler due to SAT, so teh jump to 16 seemed huge. Yes, we had plenty of excuses to not pull this one off. There were a few times I told myself perhaps I'd walk. (Maybe on the pair of bridges where it was snow over rutted ice) Then, I told myself that if I walkd then, it'd be easier to walk durign the marathon. I really want to PR or at least get close to our first marathon this year. I had told myself all week that I would not push if I risked hurting anything. Well, everything pretty much hurt equally, so, per my own test of when to push and when not to, it was safe to keeep going. Our pace was far from stellar, but we did it and were fairly consistent, except for teh pair of bnidges. My hammy did MUCH better than expected too! I am so stinking proud of us. That was a huge milestone.
Laura - Things gettign any better in teh training dept for you?