Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Week 2/Day 1

WHAT I DID

I warmed up about 7 minutes, stretched, then I ran 2 miles...well, I ran 21 out of 25 minutes.  I started fairly strong and ran 5.5 minutes then walked 30 seconds.  That ended up being my longest running interval.  My average pace was 12:24, with the fastest being 9:00.  This was the first shorts-run of the season.  

WHAT I LEARNED

I almost want to say I didn't learn anything on this run...but there's "always" something to learn, or something that's being reinforced.  I don't like to run at night.  I had a lot going on yesterday that caused me to have to put off the run until the end of the day.  I don't like that at all.  I'd much rather run first thing in the morning.

I've been listening to a podcast called Running Stupid...I'd link it but I'm not sure yet that I like it!!  But, he talked about something I had never heard of before called S-caps.  They are electrolyte tablets that help with cramping.  It's funny because just after I heard about them on the podcast I read this guy's post about a recent 50K trail race he just shredded to pieces (!!) and he talked about them as well.  Now, I've not yet had cramps while running, but I'm thinking I'll know what to take when I do eventually get to that point. 

WHAT I'M GOING TO DO

Tonight's group run is 3 miles.  I haven't made up my mind if I'm going back to Spine Care today or later in the week, or maybe not at all.  I think I'll wait to see how I'm feeling after tonight's run.

CROSS TRAIN!! 


ZONE UPDATE  

Okay, we've been trying this "new way of eating" for a week now....I'm cutting my calories this week because I feel like I'm eating a ton of food on this plan.  Naturally, darling husband has lost like 6 pounds and I've lost (maybe) 2....but, such is life.  I do think I'm sleeping better...he said he knows he is, without doubt.  Interestingly enough, I "always" have at least one truly CRAZY dream, every night, but I don't recall having had one all week long.  I think that's very strange.  I have seemed to have more energy throughout the day.  The down side is that it requires A LOT of planning (my downfall), and is taking considerably more time and creating more dirty dishes!!  All-in-all, it's worth it!

Thanks for stopping in, come again soon!
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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are doing great! It's interesting how much you learn about a subject once you start to really focus on it, huh?

    I didn't run yesterday, but did Zumba - a Latin exercise program (?). My problem is my knees. Do you have any idea what's good for knee pain/problems? I've taken Elations, but not sure how well that worked.

    It's interesting watching and learning from you!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  2. First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog! It is a great way to meet fellow runners and help them along the journey to becoming a better runner. I was a "newbie" 6 short years ago and have learned a lot. All that really means is I have a whole lot more to learn. Feel free to ask me any questions if you ever have any and congrats on making a commitment to better fitness through running!

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