Monday, October 15, 2012

Things I love on or about a run

Janet Jackson old school music

2 black cats crossing my path (or maybe I don't really love that one)

Trees turning color

Amazing clouds

Finishing a run before it's dark

Ear buds that stay in place. Love the new Inspire by Yurbuds. (more detail later on those)

No rain

Husband whose first thought is for me to run

3.5/34:41/9:54 pace

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Say it ain't so and longest run yet

I started to feel it Sunday night, but kept thinking no. This isn't happening. My ITB isn't hurting.

And then I woke up Monday morning unable to walk normally down the stairs. I had to side-step because bending my knee was painful. I started the cycle of icing, stretching, Advil, and wearing my ITB strap.

And magic happened. It worked and my knee felt fine for Tuesday. I decided to try for a run with knowing I needed to stop with the least bit of a twinge. And absolutely NO twinge, pain, or otherwise.

3.5/34:41/10:35 pace

Whew, I am so glad I didn't set my knee off. I was afraid to even think it, but crisis averted. Stay smart and healthy has to be the plan.

My best bud ran with me on Thursday for a meandering path through the neighborhood, but we started a little late and ended up in the dark. Which did not bode well for my bud as an acorn tripped her up and she flew through the air. She landed hard, but escaped without injury.


4.51/48:20/10:42 pace

So then I was on for my longest run EVER, 6.5 miles. It ended up being with my running group, but a solo mission because there wasn't anyone at my pace. I was prepared for this, and have started waiting to turn my iPod after the first couple of miles. The run went better than expected.

And no pain!

6.53/1:06:57/10:15 pace

14.54 total miles


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Recap of Sep 29 - Oct 7

Please excuse the catch up but pardon the pun, but I am having trouble catching up.

We knew this was going to be a crazy week because we were heading out of town over the weekend.

Saturday's run of 5.5 flew by because I had a partner with the same pace. Easy run after last week's struggle.

5.5/1:01:54/11:15 pace

Monday was a little time on the treadmill. It looked like it was going to pour before my run, but of course didn't since I ran inside. I needed this run to work on my cadence, so it was a good reset.


Wed - Sweaty run. I thought Fall was coming. I was happy with the slower pace.


Sat - We headed down to Chapel Hill to watch the Tar Heels beat up on VA Tech. It was the little guy's first trip to the Hill. It was a gorgeous, but hot day (83 degrees). When we woke up the next day, it was 30 degrees colder and rainy. We did a little more sight-seeing before heading back home. But oh boy, my glut was sore from all the hill walking.

I did finally make it out the door to get in 6 miles (hopefully before it got dark). I scoped out a zigzag route through the neighborhood so I wouldn't be too far from home depending on the darkness. The first 4 miles were fairly good, the fifth was tough, and the sixth was miserable. I should have stopped at 5 if I had known how my ITB was going to feel Monday morning.

6/1:00:05/10:00 (Maybe that too fast pace had something to do with my pain)

Stay tuned for the Monday report.