Saturday, November 30, 2013

Day 3: 2.0 mi

Today I'm fighting off a migraine. I've probably taken a near lethal dose of ibuprofen (slight exaggeration) since I started seeing spots around 1 pm. I've also been feeling slightly queasy and weak since then.

I still managed to get my run in today, though. While I was running, I felt fine... My head didn't feel like it was a million pounds. But it's been slowly coming back now in the 45 minutes since my run was completed. Sad face. 

I ran on the treadmill today because it's dark in the basement. It would have been way too bright outside for me with the sun reflecting off of the snow. Sad, because it was 10 degrees warmer today than it had been.

Anyway... I did 2.0 miles today in 19:46. I started at 5mph and then kept bumping it up to get done faster... Ending at 8mph.  I did slow down to 6mph at least twice so I guess I kind of did some intervals or a quick fartlek run. I wore my pink pure flow 2's. Love those shoes. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Day 2: 1.5 mi

Today I am a little sore in the calves from yesterday, and my shoulders are sore from sleeping probably. So putting on a sports bra over those sore shoulders instantly made my chest feel tight and outta breath, which was weird. Anyway... I went out on a quickie before Karl left to go see a movie. 

I did the same route as yesterday, just turned around a little bit earlier. I even dressed in the same clothes: long sleeve swiftly shirt, grey tech jacket, purple fleece vest, and purple dog runner pants. 

Today, though, I tried out my mom's ice spikes. It was the kind that goes over the bottom of your shoe and has both chains and spikes. I probably didn't need them today, but even when I'd hit a patch of bare road or sidewalk, I could hardly tell they were on. So they'll come in handy this winter for running as well as for walking the dog.

It was about the same temp today as it was yesterday.

My pace was a lot slower than I'm used to seeing. I haven't run in two months (thanks stress fracture!); I haven't run with about 20 pounds of clothing on, and I haven't run in sub freezing temps in a long time. Definitely humbling and definitely feels like starting over. Can't wait to start seeing improvements!

Day 1: 1.9 mi

Day 1:  Thanksgiving day.  Today I went out in between turkey basting times for a quick little 1.9 mile run.  I was hoping for about 2 to 2.5.  Oh well.

I had originally planned on running on the treadmill... but last minute decided I'd rather run outside.  Since my Garmin was stone cold dead... I just used the RunMeter app on my iphone.  Welllllll .... it glitched.  Whenever I had run with it in the past, I'd hit start, then push the lock screen button and put it in my pocket til I was done.  No problems.  This time however, it would only record the movement if the phone was unlocked, with the RunMeter app open.  Must have been some new update that reversed some settings.  I discovered it when I was on my way back (on an out and back run) and I wanted to see what the distance was thus far to ensure that I got my mileage in and it said I had only run for ten seconds.

When I got home I immediately went on mapmyrun before I forgot the route I took so I could get an estimation on mileage.  I was slightly disappointed when I saw 1.9!  If I would have had a working gps device on me I would have definitely gone the extra tenth of a mile.  Oh well.  When I returned I guessed I had ran between 2.10 and 2.25 miles... so I was close... but I'd rather underestimate the mileage than over estimate!!