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post #8221 of 10340
I started working with a coach with the aim of getting as fast as I can for the races I do. Today was my first assigned run... 50 minutes at E Pace (which, using the VDOT from my half marathon as the basis, is a 9:59 per mile pace). Of course, I split the run up as a commute to a hard swim workout.
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I started working with a coach with the aim of getting as fast as I can for the races I do. Today was my first assigned run... 50 minutes at E Pace (which, using the VDOT from my half marathon as the basis, is a 9:59 per mile pace). Of course, I split the run up as a commute to a hard swim workout.
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For the first time in three months, I ran. Well, sort of. Today, I ran on the "Alter G Treadmill". After being harnessed and zipped in, the device reduced my weight by 45%; I weighed only 65 pounds! With less weight on my shin, I was able to run about 30 minutes. Man, it felt great! I've been an impatient patient. But, maybe, the end is in sight. The good news from a recent MRI was that nothing is broken.
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Very interesting machine. I've never seen anything like that. Pretty cool to know stuff like this exists for those rehabbing an injury.

I got in 8 miles this morning in some truly awful weather. It was about 35 degrees out, driving freezing rain mixed with light snow, and standing water up to my shins in some areas. I didn't want to go out but I have a half marathon scheduled for Saturday and the weather is not supposed to be much better so I figured maybe I could get a taste of it today. On the bright side, I was so motivated to get home that I beat my target pace by about 20 seconds a mile.
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Very interesting machine. I've never seen anything like that. Pretty cool to know stuff like this exists for those rehabbing an injury.

I got in 8 miles this morning in some truly awful weather. It was about 35 degrees out, driving freezing rain mixed with light snow, and standing water up to my shins in some areas. I didn't want to go out but I have a half marathon scheduled for Saturday and the weather is not supposed to be much better so I figured maybe I could get a taste of it today. On the bright side, I was so motivated to get home that I beat my target pace by about 20 seconds a mile.

You ARE motivated! happy.gif
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You ARE motivated! happy.gif

I've been avoiding Starbucks and Biggby for a few weeks but when I woke up and saw the rain coming down I told myself that if I do my run I can reward myself with the diabetes in a cup that I so enjoy. I started to rethink my plan when I was running through a wooded path along the Rouge River and the water was getting a bit too high and too close for comfort. Luckily there was an escape up to street level right near there too.

I just picked up a few new pair of shoes this week too and really wanted to break out a pair this morning but I hate using the brand new ones in such foul weather so I had to stick with an older pair that I've grown to hate.
post #8226 of 10340
3 miles for me on wed and 2.6 today - been a tough week, I always find the running is a nice break for short wile to let the brain wind down a bit
post #8227 of 10340
Anyone else read this article in Runners World? http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/running-air-breathing-technique
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Eventually I came across an article called "Breath Play," by Ian Jackson, a coach and distance runner, which related breathing cycles with running cadence. Later I found a study by Dennis Bramble, Ph.D., and David Carrier, Ph.D., of the University of Utah, explaining that the greatest impact stress of running occurs when one's footstrike coincides with the beginning of an exhalation. This means that if you begin to exhale every time your left foot hits the ground, the left side of your body will continually suffer the greatest running stress.

Hmm. My most frequent injury was to my left hip flexor. So I began to think, what if I could create a pattern that coordinated footstrike and breathing such that I would land alternately on my left foot and then right foot at the beginning of every exhale? Perhaps I could finally get healthy. It was worth a try.

I've been trying it for the past couple of weeks for at least part of my run. I suspect that at this point whatever benefits I think I'm seeing are more related to my attention to my breathing rather than the cadence itself. It does help to keep me focused in general.
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Anyone else read this article in Runners World? http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips/running-air-breathing-technique
I've been trying it for the past couple of weeks for at least part of my run. I suspect that at this point whatever benefits I think I'm seeing are more related to my attention to my breathing rather than the cadence itself. It does help to keep me focused in general.

I can see how that would make sense. When I was in the Marines we learned that, in addition to building lung capacity, one of the reasons for singing cadences when you march or run in formation was to help regulate which foot strikes the ground and when during the breathing cycle. Even now, a decade later, when I am growing sore or particularly tired during longer runs I will start singing some of the cadences that I've learned and it helps me get my running cadence back to where I want it.
post #8229 of 10340
4.4 today. Mid-April in Kansas Ctiy with ave temps mid 60's and lows in mid 40's. It was snowing during my run this afternoon. Crazy weather, we'll see 70's followed by 30's within a couple days later.
post #8230 of 10340
Just signed up for the San Francisco 1st Half Marathon in June. I'm a sucker for any race that crosses the Golden Gate Bridge. It's too soon for me to be ready for the full...
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

I've been avoiding Starbucks and Biggby for a few weeks but when I woke up and saw the rain coming down I told myself that if I do my run I can reward myself with the diabetes in a cup that I so enjoy. I started to rethink my plan when I was running through a wooded path along the Rouge River and the water was getting a bit too high and too close for comfort. Luckily there was an escape up to street level right near there too.

I just picked up a few new pair of shoes this week too and really wanted to break out a pair this morning but I hate using the brand new ones in such foul weather so I had to stick with an older pair that I've grown to hate.

Ah, the joy of "Stevia" biggrin.gif
post #8232 of 10340
4 this morning
post #8233 of 10340
5 1/2 for me - feels like Spring here today
post #8234 of 10340
Did a half marathon this morning in 1:46:03 which is a PR for me by nearly 3 minutes. If I had slowed down slightly at the start I probably would have had enough left in the end to break 1:45:00 but I'm very happy with the time.
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Did a half marathon this morning in 1:46:03 which is a PR for me by nearly 3 minutes. If I had slowed down slightly at the start I probably would have had enough left in the end to break 1:45:00 but I'm very happy with the time.

Good job MP. Congrats on the PR.

13.1 miles for me today. Ran one here this morning myself (with 5000 other people)
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