Saturday, March 1, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Six miles today on the treadmill. Yuck. Two months ago I would be singing the praises of such a device, but our relationship has soured over the last couple of weeks. Winter here in the Mid-west is usually a brutal thing. First comes the rain, then the sub zero temps, followed by heavy, wet snow, followed by more freezing. Essentially, by this time what we would have is a frozen ground layer covered with multiple layers of alternating ice, frozen ice, muddy ice, salt that no longer melts said ice. That has not been the case this year. So far, it has been a mild winter, and while I've run my due diligence inside. I have missed out on running outside during some pretty decent weather. This past week, I made a commitment to myself that I would run outside as long as there wasn't torrential rains.
Monday - good run, although slogged a little by leg fatigue.
Tuesday - no run required although I was itching to run. Held off till....
Wed- bucket loads on rain... Everything was wet.. Stayed indoors. Succumbed to "treadmilling"
Hopefully Thurs. and Fri. go better.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Ran 8 miles this morning. Slight drizzle and overcast. 66 degrees. Wore a long sleeve tech shirt that may have been a little heavy ( was pretty sweaty). No fuel belt or water....may have been a mistake. Was extremely thirsty when done. Trying to maintain a weekly goal of 23 miles a week avg. Last two nights I've been able to sleep through the night. Nooch has had an ear infection since last friday in his left ear ... that is the side that does not have the tube in it anymore. We may be scheduling another session with the E/N/T doc to have his tubes replaced. Keep running strong.
Monday, May 9, 2011
My knee aches. Not the killing, can't walk kind of pain, but there is definitely something wrong there. Training has fallen by the wayside. It will be a struggle just to get through these 26.2 miles. There will be pain and agony. I'm not so worried about my body giving up. What has me concerned is mentally I just feel defeated. Already. A week before the marathon. And if my head is not in it, I'm afraid that I've already lost. I went out this morning for a quick 3 miler just to loosen up after running 9 trail miles. I think I have discovered the cause of my knee pain though. I found as I was running I would lock my ankle and my gait would change... this was causing my knee to turn outward on a down stroke. The only reason I can think of locking my ankle like that is to take some strain off my calve muscle, sometimes I get too forward on my foot and really strain my calf. Well, I figure I've got a week to figure it out and heal the damage already done. Oh Boy! T minus 1 week.