Monday, January 26, 2009

Half Training, 1/19-1/25

Monday 1/19:
Hot yoga, 75 min

Tuesday 1/20:
Easy Run, 3.12 mi, 28:35
Hot yoga, 90 min
Reward for running on 22 degree morning. Was 20 minutes into class before my toes & fingers were no longer chilly.

Wednesday 1/21:
Power yoga, 75 min
I'm counting this as strength - lots of core & upper body work.

Thursday 1/22:
Easy Run, 6.75 mi, 1:12
On the treadmill, so I guessed by run time, as opposed to the 7.5 miles on the computer. Played with inclines while running, to approximate terrain, but I don't know if that makes up for the stride difference on the belt.

Friday 1/23:
Hot yoga, 90 min

Saturday 1/24:
Long Run, 7.98 mi, 1:22:06*
Knee started to hurt pretty bad at about 6 miles.

Sunday 1/25:
Hot yoga, 90 min
Skipped the recovery run. The knee was unhappy. Heat & stretching was good.

*This route is a little hilly. I like it, since each uphill is followed by a longer downhill. The downhill seems to be the tough part for me, as my knee hurt worse on each downhill. It's the patello-femoral thing, with my kneecap not tracking correctly. Doesn't bother me on shorter runs, flat terrain runs, or in warmer weather. When it's below 60 degrees on hills, I have a sleeve... which I chose not to wear. Won't make that mistake next week.

Stopping by Big Peach Running Co. to sign up for my first race of 2009. The Chattahoochee Challenge 10k, February 7, over at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Don't think the kids will be running with me this time. My oldest is holding off for a 5k, and I haven't been able to get a straight answer from the little ones about the 1 mile fun run.

It was a toss up between this and a 10-mile race in Greenville, SC. Travel aside, I'm not sure I'm ready for a 10 mile race yet - though I'm seriously considering trying the Run the Reagan Half Marathon on Valentine's Day, just one week later. If I do, the kids will be running or run/walking the 5k with Dad. After all, what better way to celebrate than to do something good for our hearts?

1 comment:

Slamdunk said...

Best wishes with the runs. They sound fun.

On your treadmill story and trying not to fall off--I have seen the show (clever) but not that episode. It sounds very funny though...