Pretty good training run today,only 4 miles but I was able to maintain my tempo for the entire run with only minimal hip discomfort.  I have been doing my yoga and exercises for my sacrum issues, which has limited some of the tightness and pain but it is still there.  Often I feel it less when running than I do when standing up or walking.

I feel so good today that I almost feel like going for a run during Rylees soccer practice again.  I ran from the soccer fields last Wednesday and it was a very good workout as going west is a steady climb that turns into a steep climb before leveling off.  Then the way back is a fun if you haven’t spent everything as you can cruise down the hills.

I think everyone needs to try and donate to any one of the agencies who are helping out the victims and survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. $10 isn’t much, but it will make a difference and most of us only need to skip lunch or a few starbucks drinks to cover it.  I am somewhat torn on this as it is clear that we have milllions of people here who need help, but in Haiti, they dont have the social assistance structure that we have here.  i am sure some “Run for Haiti” events will pop up soon.

Until next time…

Now playing: Bad Religion – Sorrow (Acoustic Version)
via FoxyTunes


Feeling good

I needed this week to finally arrive.  I mean really needed it. A full week off from work and outside stress.

Not just because it is Christmas week and I got a pair of Kayano 15 and Nike Lunar racers (which I am very happy to get), but I needed a week to do what I need to do.  If I feel like running at noon, I do it.  I have been able to pay more attention to my diet, and because of this I have run more this week than I have in a long time.  It feels great.
I got sidetracked there for a second, the video for “Dont trust me” just popped up on my screen. Where was I…

Oh yes, running.  I have felt good this week overall, my hip has been tight and sore at times, but it has not stopped me in my tracks like it has in the past.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesnt get that way.  I have been doing my core work and hip exercises in hopes of keeping sacroiliac joint dysfunction away.  It has felt good to get consistent miles on my legs, that tired, sore, burning feeling.  It has been missing and I needed it.  I have tried to keep it out of my mind that I am running much slower than I would like, but I have been trying to keep an eye on my HRM to make sure I dont over do it.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone out there.

Now playing: 3OH!3 – Hornz
via FoxyTunes

training in the wind

It is very windy today which made for some difficult running, especially with my lack of overall fitness. When I started regretting coming out in these conditions I remembered that I used to tell those who trained with me that the wind is natures training partner working you out. The wind can make you work harder and become stronger and faster, and it can force you to slow down and work on pacing and feel.
Next time nature throws you a curve, thank it for making you a better runner or cyclist.