Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday Workout Update

Very true.

We didn't get to run on Saturday because it was raining too hard - heavy rain plus dark streets makes for a sketchy run, so we made a group decision to call it off.  I hate missing our Saturday run, not only for the run, but because I like seeing my friends.

So, Monday turned into our long run, although when I say long, I mean three miles.  Please notice that I did not say "only three miles" because you know what?  Running three miles is still a big deal!  Jeff, Julia and I wanted to run three miles, with no walking breaks, at a 12:45 pace.  I set my Garmin to chime a fast pace and a slow pace (which turned out to be annoying as hell because it seemed to always be going off, one direction or the other - I'd still use that feature for future runs, but only the slow pace alert).  We started running, and I think I hit my groove around the 1.25 mile mark - my breathing evened out, and my legs remembered that they like to run.  We tried to hold a steady pace and run without overthinking it - which was a little challenging what with all the beeping.  We hit three miles and checked our stats:

Mile 1 - 12:50
Mile 2 - 12:51
Mile 3 - 12:47

Well, that was pretty close to our 12:45 goal!  Now, if I can just do this on Saturday, and not let race anxiety get the best of me, I'll be a happy camper.  I've got my team working with me to have a good race/run, the weather should be nice, and there's no reason why this all shouldn't come together.

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Yesterday Julia and I did a nice easy recovery run of 2.25 miles; no speedwork this week so we can save our legs for the race.  I also went to my chiropractor because things are starting to hurt - namely, my left heel, Achilles, and hamstring.  I probably should go once a month to stay on top of these things, but I'm usually too cheap, so I just go when I'm having to take Motrin every day to get relief.  I feel much better already - I'm glad I went and it was definitely worth the money.

14 comments:

  1. Have I ever recommended that you buy the Medidyne Prostretch? It's the single best running extra that I've owned. I initially bought it because of a PT recommending it to me during treatment for PF. Once it came in Mr. Helen asked me what it was and he started using it and told me that his achilles which had been tight since his teen football years had stopped bothering him. I generally have tight calves and using this enables you to shift your weight to stretch different parts of your leg. It's seriously worth every penny. I keep it right in the garage because whether I've used the treadmill or run outside that's generally where I stretch. Consider getting one!

    http://www.amazon.com/Medi-Dyne-S00010-ProStretch-Unilateral-Stretching/dp/B008N3S10C/ref=sr_1_1/176-6387157-8683417?ie=UTF8&qid=1427283856&sr=8-1&keywords=medi-dyne+pro+stretch

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    1. And I meant to say, CONGRATULATIONS on that run - woooooo hooooo!

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  2. Well done on the race! Great result.

    What race are you doing Saturday?

    You should go once a month to your chiropractor, you don't want to end up getting injured again now running is going so well for you.

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    1. We are doing the Girls Just Want to Have Fun 5K. Jeff just has to watch - no men allowed!

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    2. LOL he can be your personal photographer then :)

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  3. Yay for a great run! Are you stretching and foam rolling as well?

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  4. Good luck this weekend. You will do great!

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  5. You're making me want to go to the chiropractor! So far, I've been content with Dr. Bubbles (aka the spa at the pool :) ) but yesterday I was thinking, I need a little something more.

    I love how you all work together. And your time? Super duper!!!

    But you know what my burning question is--did you cancel Blue Baker on Saturday too?

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    1. We did cancel BB. I know. Sadness.

      Dr. Bubbles cracks me UP!

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    2. Maybe you should try Madame Bubbles, as in French champagne.

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  6. I can't help thinking if I had a slow and fast pace beep it would be going off so often it would sound like a heart monitor on a not so healthy heart..

    Way to go on the run!

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  7. You want to hear a laugh Shelley? My boss has a chiropractor for her . . . HORSE! Not kidding. The horse doesn't show, she only rides it around the stable, but she feels it's good for the horse. I can't even wrap my brain around how much money that would be!

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