Runner's support and Accountability
November 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm #120836
@bexruns Well kudos to you for running *before* work I can’t bring myself to get up an hour earlier…and this time of year I’m running in the dark either way Totally understand doing the hills early though!November 19, 2019 at 2:53 pm #120837
Saturday, November 16
Completed a 6.0 mile run over some lightly hilly terrain. I’m happy to say my knee continues to hold out. I experience a tiny bit of discomfort during the run, but none afterward or the next day, which is nice! We finished in 1:17:58 for a pace of 12’59″/mile. Full stats: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4265539522
Monday, November 18
Completed a 30-minute paced workout on the home track. All of our weekday runs are night runs now since the sun is setting as we go home from work. We went 2.29 miles for a pace of 13’07″/mile. This time I had no knee discomfort whatsoever! I had gone to see my Chiropractor that morning, so maybe some adjustments she made helped me out. Whatever it was, I’ll take it!November 19, 2019 at 3:02 pm #120838
The rock tape seemed to help out a lot too, but YOUCH! when I remove it from my hairy legs!
Glad it helped! But also make sure too you have enough electrolytes in your system. If not your muscles will cramp and you’ll be more likely to get injuredNovember 19, 2019 at 3:03 pm #120839November 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm #120840
Well kudos to you for running *before* work I can’t bring myself to get up an hour earlier…and this time of year I’m running in the dark either way
YUP!!! Either way now it’s dark and cold so I sleep inNovember 19, 2019 at 3:12 pm #120843
November 19, 2019 at 5:20 pm #120846
Forgot to post this run from forever ago now but I like to look back here at my progress and what worked and what didn’t, so I’m still going to post
Sunday, November 10
I waited until the afternoon for it to warm up before I ran because despite the chilly 45 degree start, by early afternoon it was a beautiful, sunny 75* I couldn’t believe I was running in shorts and a t-shirt in November! I wore a stars and bars t-shirt and my ProCompression Independence Day socks in honor of it being Veterans Day weekend. I ran one of the longer trails by the highway that I’ve ran many times before. It’s definitely mind over matter on distance runs. I didn’t want to run because I had a ton of stuff to do at home with this being my first weekend home (without drill) since returning from WDW. But I needed to do it, I committed to do it, and the miles flew by!
I didn’t find myself struggling at any point but I was super thirsty at mile 10 and I’d already drank all my water I planned on filling up at a water fountain at the 10 mile mark but they’d turned the water off for the winter I guess the nice weather fooled me into forgetting that the crappy part was as we move into winter, I had to run my last mile in the dark because I left late and that was creepy as heck. I thought I had a pretty killer pace for it being my first distance run in 6 weeks
Distance: 15.00 miles
Pace: 12’34”November 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm #120847
@starbee Yeah, electrolytes is one problem I definitely shouldn’t have. Muscle cramps are really only something I’ve dealt with the night after a run on about 3 occasions. I’m guessing post-run replenishment may have been an issue those nights.
So proud of you for getting in that 15 miler!!! You did amazingly well!!! When do you plan to do your next long distance run? How far?November 20, 2019 at 8:27 am #120857
Awesome job @starbee! Fantastic pace for that long too! I am so impressed, you are going to be fine for the Dopey! Just super proud of you!November 20, 2019 at 9:43 am #120879November 20, 2019 at 9:52 am #120880
Last night I completed another run around the neighborhood. It had been 9 days since my 15 miler. I wasn’t able to run last week due to the weather and then my TDY to Tennessee. But back to the training I go! It was uneventful but we had fantastic weather! I didn’t feel like running after a nightmare of a drive getting home, but I couldn’t pass up running in 60*. One less cold winter run! I took Leia out with me and she did fantastic!
Distance: 4.00 miles
Pace: 11’27”November 20, 2019 at 11:10 am #120887
I wanted to share about an app that I found yesterday. It’s called Road ID and it’s free. You use the app to keep people informed when you’re running. You can set up to 5 contacts and whenever you start a run within the app, it texts those contacts to let them know you’re out running. It also provides a link so they can track your run in real time. When you end your run it texts your contacts again and tells them you’re done. There is also an optional emergency alert. If you turn that on, it will send you a warning if you don’t move for 5 minutes. You will have 10 seconds to respond to that warning that you’re okay, otherwise, it will text your contacts to let them know you’ve stopped moving and give your location.
Now that it’s dark most of the day, I am super nervous about running outside. I downloaded and used the app yesterday and it’s fantastic! It makes me feel a little better about running knowing that if something happens (and it could be anything from tripping and falling to worse things like getting hit by a car or God forbid meeting an assailant) my contacts will know exactly where I am and if I’m in trouble. I thought I would share this with you allNovember 20, 2019 at 11:11 am #120888
Wow @starbee look at you go! You both did fantastic! That is an awesome job! I know you’ll feel better when you get a really longer distance under your belt, closer to marathon length, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you do. You’re just doing so great!November 21, 2019 at 12:24 pm #120943
@starbee You definitely crushed your 4-miler there!!! I don’t remember the last time I saw a pace that fast for myself! Thanks for sharing the info on the Road ID app! We’re still on dumb phones, but we’re supposed to switch over to smart phones soon, so that may come in handy!November 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm #120944
Last night we did another dark paced workout on the home track. Knee still doing really well!!! I didn’t even use tape for this one (but I will for our next planned distance run). We ran 2.36 miles in 30 minutes for a pace of 12’43″/mile.
13 paced workouts, 7 distance runs, and 3 walks to go until weather permitting of course!
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