Posts Tagged ‘soreness’

Workout: 3×800 @ 2:50 pace w/ 400 jog. Weather: 77 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Texas! Moved back home yesterday. I miss it. Here’s a shot of the track where I do my speedwork. It’s changed a bit since I was last here. Used to have black surfacing and was poorly kept. They’ve re-done it. And it’s very nice.


I don’t miss the heat and humidity though. Sheesh. Broke out the track spikes for the first time in forever, and it turned out to be a great workout. Averaged 2:46 for the workout. Felt great. Left foot is still sore a little bit, but I’m going to try the time trial again on Saturday anyhow. I’ll just do it on the track…in spikes…early in the morning. Really excited about the progress from running every other day instead of every day. I’ll open up the Fall doing this as well.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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Workout: 4×800 @ 2:50 pace w/ 400 jog. Weather: 72 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Eh, I can do better. I meant for this to be 6×800, but I stopped at 4×800. Average 2:54 per 800 instead of the planned 2:50. In hindsight, I probably could have squeezed out one more, but I didn’t step up. Not a terrible workout even though I didn’t complete it. The important thing after a run like this is to remember the positives: (a) I put some work in (b) on a hilly course and not on a track and (c) recovery will be more important than the work itself. Looking forward to having better speedwork sessions  in the future. Left foot feels a little sore on the outside. Going to ice it and get ready for the easy run tomorrow.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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Workout: 3 miles @ 83 to 88%; core work. Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.

Recap: Good things happening out there. Humidity is a bit annoying but still improving. Soreness is almost completely gone now. I’ll try squats and lunges again tomorrow, so I can hurt some more. Really enjoying this heart rate deal. No pressure.  Pretty hard to fail as long as the right intensity is reached during the run. Might want to switch to longer runs in the Fall just for the heck of it. 20 minutes everyday is not a lot of time to spend doing something you love.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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Workout: 3 miles @ 83 to 88%; core work. Weather: 57 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Haven’t felt that kind of soreness since I was in high school. Legs really letting me have it. And yet….lower heart rate, same weather, faster time than yesterday. Recovery pattern is continuing. Really grateful for the cooler weather as of late. Looking back at my log, I’m in roughly the same shape I was in about a month ago – prior to last month’s time trial.

Decided to start doing squats and lunges for 3 days a week to build some leg strength. After yesterday’s session, the soreness is not that surprising. What did amaze me was being able to complete 3 miles today when the first 100 yards was a little bit painful. Really excited about tomorrow’s run to see if anything else great can happen. Getting to the point where this is all I’m looking forward to. Gotta find another hobby.

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Workout: 3 miles @ 83 to 88%; core work. Weather: 59 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Warmer day than yesterday. Same heart rate. Faster pace. Sounds like recovery to me. Spent a good deal of time last night working with the stick roller. Can’t believe how sore some spots in my legs are especially the quads, shins and calves. Someone wrote that it took them 3 weeks of rolling not to feel pain anymore. I’d imagine it’s going to take me even longer. Also used it on my arms and back as well. I can feel the results a little bit. Stride is a little bit quicker and the arms move a little bit easier. Just a little less stiff overall.

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Workout: 1.17 miles @ 5:50 pace. Weather: 57 degrees, sunny.

Recap: Not a bad short run, but I’m going to have to rest. Great weather outside, but I still had to cut it short at 1 mile. I get the point. Legs are sore top to bottom, and it’s probably going to take time to heal. Core work and reading until it’s time to come back. Hopefully, I can get back out there in good shape before the middle of August.

Down time isn’t such a bad thing, I think. Going to try to learn something from this summer as well and prepare another plan for the fall.

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Workout: 1.21 miles @ 5:50 pace. Weather: 68 degrees, cloudy.

Recap: Weather said 68, but it felt like it was in the 50s out there. Not complaining at all. Really enjoyed that. Lots of soreness in the legs though, so I’m cutting these runs short until they feel better. Good form out there though. Gotta be patient. With that said, it’s a pretty good time to think about things that are not running. I’d like to read a little more in the next few days. Get some new ideas. Think new thoughts. Should keep me occupied until it’s time to improve again on the roads.

Nice to read blogs about people working through similar running issues and overcoming them. I’m a big fan of the “Posts I Like” feature off to the left. Keep battling.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

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