Saturday, September 25, 2010

9/20-9/25 The return of the Jebediah

5.9 miles

Key to recovery-train off pavement more

Tuesday-Had to run a ways to the soccer fields, treading as lightly as possible. Once there, my fears were calmed, no extensive damage, and I ran fast for about 1/2 mile.

Saturday-Same run as tuesday + 1 lap, leg felt about 80% better.

Luckily, I didn't maim myself last week. I'll be doing less miles all together for a while, kissing my 2010 500 mile goal goodbye in the process. But I hope to not hurt my leg again and still be able to meet my sub-20 minute 5K goal in November.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

9/13-9/18 Shin Splints Strike Back

5.9 Miles

Tuesday-ran a faster 5K at the lake, just under 22 min.

Thursday-decided to do some speed work on pavement (bad idea). After pounding down the sidewalk at full speed and then putting a couple miles on top of that, my left shin spazzed. I iced it down well and hoped I didn't blow my training for the next two months.

Stay tuned next week. Will I ever run again? Did I suffer a stress fracture? Is this the end?!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/6-9/11 More time=less time

9.9 miles


Tuesday-7.5 miles to Lake Mayer and back. Started some good blisters. Still battling these fools.

Wed-Fri-life. Was going to run Fri, but I was so nauseated after doing an ambulance ride-along for my Emergency Care rotation that it just wasn't happening.

Saturday-made myself do an early, quick run. Had zero energy. The papaya I had for breakfast kicked in for the last half mile and I booked it pretty good.

Still trying to find a running groove. Would like to have 3 medium runs or two shorts and a long weekly to put me up close to 20 miles/week. Also work in some intervals and speed work for the upcoming 5K.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

8/30-9/4 Back to the beating Of Wolf and Man

6.7 Miles

Monday-Went to Isle of Hope w/ the fam to try out our new double jogging stroller. We really like Bob Strollers, but I didn't want to cash out my left kidney to get one, so the Mrs. did some research and settled on the Baby Trend Skylar. No big complaints, the front wheel is a little wobbly while locked in place, which I can probably fix. I've never run with a stroller and enjoyed it quite a bit, as did the chilluns. It was a different sensation, like I was trying to keep up with the stroller the whole time and I ended up pushing myself more than I would have without it.


Wednesday-4 miles at Forsyth Park. If I don't make a specific effort to run while its cool, I always end up running at 1:00 PM, the hottest time of the day. That is what happened today. You know little man syndrome? For years, I've been fascinated with the repeated confirmation of its reality. I passed a fairly short gentleman on this run, when several hundred yards later he blows by me in a mad dash, only to stop shortly ahead.

Thurs-Sat: got caught up in the to-dos and football preceding my rotations.

Learned that taking 2 weeks off was enough to completely lose my calf strength. My calves were trashed after these 2 runs. My cardio ability didn't suffer as much.