Archive | August, 2011

Pace

14 Aug

Slacking on the blog, but have been running. Ran with Theresa on Friday; the question of who is faster was immediately settled as I struggled to keep pace, even on the short route. So today I worked a bit on lengthening my stride. Also lengthened the route a bit, should be about a mile now. Need to run tomorrow and press a bit more, time is getting short.

And it wouldnt be a complete post without mentioning the knee, but it’s reacting much better. I’ve been doing a little stationary bike as a warm up before heading out and I think thats made a big difference. I remember them putting me on a bike in PT back when I could barely bend the thing enough to let the pedals go around. But it’s always been helpful, I just havent stuck with it enough.

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Kickin’ it

11 Aug

Been slacking on this blog lately, and on the running too. However, i did get out yesterday and the day before. Short runs, maybe 0.8 mi. Need to do more of those back to back running days, really feel like i make progress that way.

Today is an off day, will get back at it tomorrow. Not only is the race coming up in two weeks, but I signed up for the company kickball tournament. Another challenge for the knee. Don’t know the last time I kicked a soccer ball…

14 days.

Twenty-one

4 Aug

As I was huffing around the 0.8 mi route this morning, I was doing the math in my head. Aug 25th, minus 21 days, would be… today! So, only 3 weeks to go to race day. Yikes.

Beautiful morning for a run today though. Love the little neighborhood that I moved into, a bit older so it has big trees, and it’s not one of these cookie-cutter developments where all the houses went up at the same time from the same basic floorplan. So as I was running around I was looking at the various houses and wondering what they would go for, where there might be an “opportunity”. Which is fairly pointless in reality, since I did a major real estate transaction not much more than 30 days ago, but it’s free to look.

So I guess I’ll just begin again…

2 Aug

Been a while since the last post, no posting because there’s been no running. I was waiting to hear on the race reschedule, and plus I just wanted to take a break (and so did the knee).

But now there’s a new date for the 5k, Aug 25th, and today is the first day of the month so it seemed like a good day to start up again. Went for a short run in the neighborhood, and it was almost as if I hadn’t done this before … again. Heart just pounding by the end. Needless to say, no sprint into the driveway as I got to doing previously.

Anyway, plan this time is to do some biking on the off days, see if that helps. But two days on one off was working pretty well too. So maybe it’s too much to say there’s a plan…

24 days to go.