Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MonkeyFresh, Jun 25, 2008.
nightcap of the williamsburg bridge. between bike commuting and running, I see a lot of that bridge.
our weather has turned to shit. I did a treadmill run yesterday. I am to the point where that is boring and I will take any excuse to stop.
Today, Im just going to get wet and cold, most likely will run 7, in a negative split run, first half as a warm up, second will be at 5K speed.
I have another race on Sunday, and in 2 weeks I have a trail race.
double digits for the first time since my last half last night. 10 @ about 6:35 pace.
Weather has been awful in these parts for the last three days, too - a cold, blowing, and constant heavy rain. Accordingly, for the past few mornings I've been forced to use the treadmill at the gym. This morning it was 3 miles.
Had an absolute shit run....
7 miles, at a snails pace. I had no pep in my legs at all. Worst yet, I got cold, so it was more an exercise in how to grind out miles when you are not really having any fun.
It was very wet, blowing wind, and the trails were very soggy. I normally love this kind of a run, but today it felt like I was working hard to run slow and I tried to just get into the scenery, which was pretty much blown off the trees by the damn winds....
I think I need to adjust my diet.
Hopefully tomorrow is better running.
Crappy weather days are the hardest for me to get motivated, especially when it's early morning. At least you got out there and gutted it out.
Couldn't wake up this morning so got in 6+ at lunch.
I've been running about 4 miles everyday and doing about half a mile of walking between each mile. Interval training is the way to go!
I just ate an insane amount of Quinoa this evening, im hoping this will recharge the batteries and help my damn legs get some pep!
What do yall eat for recovery?
1.2 miles with my kids and then went out by myself, total 5 miles.
The thing that helps me the most is sucking down carbs and a bit of protein immediately after a run. If you get a recovery drink (I have been going with coconut water of late) within 15 minutes of your run it helps your body repair itself and rapidly replenish glycogen stores. A little bit of milk and a banana right after a run might be the best. I also make sure to get enough carbs, and also my body has become fairly efficient at using fat as a fuel source, so I eat that too. I think tweaking your recovery drink may be the best thing. Here is an article from Greg McMillan on the topic that is fairly useful. Also follow @stevemagness on twitter - he collects a ton of interesting info on this type of stuff.
10.5 tonight at +/- 6:40 pace. I am on my way to San Luis Obispo tomorrow for the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association Southwest Regional Champs. Who knows how it will go, I have been feeling pretty rough!
5 loose easy miles. 15K this weekend, going to do marathon pace.
Chocolate milk ft recovery w.
5 today... good pace w/ happy ending (uphill sprint)
I've been doing 5 miles for a couple of weeks now, and my pace has gotten just a little bit better. still not good, but an hour for 5 miles. I want to work up to an hour for 6 miles, and that's all I need. I am not looking forward to it getting a lot colder than it is now.
It was hard to get up this morning so I thought about not running. Went ahead and ran for 3 mi, and was glad I did. I wanted to do more but my late start made me short on time.
I didn't want to get up this morning too but got in 5+
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