@ Choose2BWell - I will continue to rest, stretch and add some heat. Thank you! Also, thanks for the advice on the trampoline. I hadn't thought of that, what a great way to warm up and cool down. I really appreciate it. That was one of my issues, lack of adequate warm up he said. I do miss shoveling the driveway (used to live in MI), it was great exercise.
@ Gianni - Thank you. Yes, I picked it up while training. The last two/three weeks leading up to it, I would start to experience the pain around mile 9/9.5. The week of, it started at mile 5 so I was quite nervous I wouldn't be able to finish the race. I taped it up the morning of, and just went for it. Thankfully, I had trained for street running, but looking back, did not adequatly stretch and warm up. I also learned I am a heel striker, and would like to work on my stride. That's exciting you're thinking about trying for another one! I'm sure you can do it! I had a really great time with whole experience, especially while raw. :) I would like to continue with it.
2 husky girl, the heat and stretching works keep at it. today I rebounded for 35 min. Still very cold in VA. Get some!
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy. Denis Waitley
@ 2 husky girl - a lot of runners heel strike. You should get a shoe that offers more cushioning for heel strikers. In hindsight, you probably shouldn't have run the race if you were experiencing pain like you were leading up to it. I know it's hard when you have been training for it and have paid the entry fee, but it's better to think about not getting injured.
Anyhow, don't be discouraged. You did a great job taking part in and finishing a half marathon even though you were carrying an injury. Let it rest, heal, and slowly get back into it when you are pain free.
Last night walked 2¼ miles, jogged 1¼ miles, walked ½ mile.
Good evening, today it warmed up enough to ride 10 miles. A portion of the ride was dedicated to 15, 20,30 sec sprints. Good ride, get some.
2 husky girl take a look at the attachments. On the mobility WOD's link search for ankle stretches, I use it for my shoulder. The rest of the links address CORRECT running technique.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~Dale Carnegie
Hi! How is everybody doing?
This morning I took the dog for 1.3 mile walk (we jogged the last 750m of it).
In the evening, we walked 1 mile, jogged 3.1 miles, walked another mile to cool down. Also took a dip in the pool afterwards to cool off and relax.
It was a nice evening out tonight. Went for 4 mile walk with the dog. Planning on doing a 5k race this Thursday.:cool:
Good evening, today was a little warmer than yesterday, so I rode 16 miles. Workout was good, maintained a decent pace throughout. At the 12.5 mi mark my feet got cold, so it was a little uncomfortable. Get Some!
“IT TAKES A LOT OF ENERGY TO BE NEGATIVE. YOU HAVE TO WORK AT IT. BUT SMILING IS PAINLESS. I’D RATHER SPEND MY TIME SMILING.” ERIC DAVIS
Looks like everyone had a great weekend! I did a 2 mile walk on Friday, 1 hour horseback riding and 13 mile bike ride on Saturday, and 2 mile walk on Sunday. It felt great to get back on my feet and in my bike.
@ Choose2BWell - THANK YOU so much for the links! Such great (and interesting!) information. I do especially well with pictures, so that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again!
@ Gianni - That's awesome you're doing a 5k this week!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
Good evening today began with sleet, by lunch time it was much warmer and the sun eventually came out.
Walked 2 mi
5x10 wall balls (10# on a 10' target)
PM: stretching, 5 min rebounding, 200 single unders
Backward Filthy 50: I was going to do the 50 reps, but I decided to do 35 and concentrate on form and keeping my heart rate up; not worrying about numbers.
140 Single unders
35 Burpees (suck)
35 Wall ball shots, 10 pound ball
35 Back extensions
35 Push press, 45 pounds
35 Ab-Mat Sit-ups
Walking Lunge, 35 steps
35 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
35 Jumping pull-ups
35 Box jump, 24 inch box
Time: 22:31 it felt good and I was able to maintain the intensity get some!
Cash out 1/2 mi run
“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.” Confucius
Good evening, the weather is insane, yesterday we had sleet, today it was 65, and tomorrow high 60's and thunderstorms.
Walked 2 mi, went on a 5 mi bike ride, 4 rounds of knees to elbow and hanging leg raises. Get some!
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. ~Dale Carnegie
@Choose2BWell - That's some crazy weather you're having.
This evening I took the dog out for a brisk 2.5 mile walk.
Went for a brisk walk with the dog 2.5 miles.
Weather again is the headline, we are under tornado warnings. Is It Jan?
Today I did the following:
Warmup, stretching and 2x400m runs
10x4 bench press
Cash out 1/2 mi run. Get some!
" find your weaknesses, make friends with them, then beat them to death.”
WOW! Such crazy weather, Choose2BWell!
Best of luck on your 5k today Gianni! Let us know how it goes!
Tuesday I did a 45 minute Turbo Jam workout and a short mile walk yesterday. Looking forward to moving more in February!
Thanks for the well wishes, 2 husky girl. I'm heading out the door now. Should be an interesting race because it will be on a relatively narrow 1km (maybe 1.2km) track with maybe 100 runners. Certainly the better runners will lap me, but oh well. Anyhow, I'm looking to take 3-5 minutes off of my last 5k race I did in November.
Back later with the details.