Site:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/running/
Miles:
102 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

After quitting three times (yes, three times), I'm striving to complete my first 10K on May 1st.

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  1. RUN
    great 8.07 km 01:00 11:57 pace

    Last run of my 27th year!

  2. RUN
    good 4.86 km 00:30 09:56 pace

    Felt great - such a sunny day, but for the first time in my (tiny) running career, I felt knee pain.. Is that normal?

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Knee pain is common- but not normal and probably not healthy. Make sure you're stretching properly. Great run. Nice pace!

      over 3 years ago Like

  3. RUN
    good 2.94 km 00:20 10:56 pace

    Still a little sore from Sunday's race, but wanted to get out again - felt good, trying to increase my speed a little. (followed by an hour of weights at le gym)

  4. RUN
    sporting life 10k 10 km 01:16 12:16 pace

    It's true - that finish line feels incredible. Was so uplifting having such a cheering squad there. thanks to all of you for the amazing support and advice these last 10 weeks, and read my las... read more

  5. BAH! Race day tomorrow!! Excited/terribly nervous. I"ll be checking in on foursquare - follow my progress (slow as it may be) and my twitter updates: @amberlym

  6. RUN
    great 5.17 km 00:32 09:57 pace

    A night of firsts - 5K in under 35 minutes, running in the rain, in new NB shoes. Now it's bedtime, covering the Royal Wedding at 3am.. (Tune in, you royal runners: tgam.ca/royalwedding)

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Nice run prepping for Sunday! Good luck. You're going to rock it!

      over 3 years ago Like

  7. RUN
    good treadmill 2.5 mi 00:35 14:00 pace

    Good - dying to get outside and stretch out my distance a little before the 10K, but it won't stop raining. *curses April showers*

  8. RUN
    good 5.45 km 00:50 14:45 pace

    A run/walk with my dad on Easter Saturday in St T.. Gorgeous weather, nice time with the pops.

  9. RUN
    good 4.59 km 00:40 14:01 pace

    still have bronchitis, but I got approval from my doc to run. really nice to be running again. nervous about next week's 10K, but aiming to finish and not fret about time..

    • Vanessa A.
      Vanessa A.

      Feel better soon, Amberly! Thankfully, the Sporting Life route is downhill so gravity will be on our side.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Hope you're on the mend. Good luck Sunday! Remember- whatever your time will be- it'll be a PR!

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Susan L.
      Susan L.

      Ran first time ever 9.1 km in 1:14 one week ago! In three weeks its 10km. You can do it, and it feels great!

      over 3 years ago Like

  10. The universe does not want me to run this 10K race. I have bronchitis! Should I still be training? Even a little? (note: I will do the dang race, even if I'm crawling across that finish line.)

    • Tom
      Tom

      The general rule is that if the symptoms are above the neck you're okay to keep training (as long as there is no fever), but if they're below the neck (as in Bronchitis unfortunately) you're better off taking a break. Continuing training will just prolong the illness, so focus on doing everything in your power to get better first and then worry about getting back to training.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Tom
      Tom

      I should add that this close to the race backing off a bit probably won't hurt too much. It's unlikely you'll loose too much fitness in the time remaining, and giving your body a chance to recover can help. For longer distances it's common to taper your training like this near the end and while the benefits aren't as pronounced for a 10K race, the basic premise should hold.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Tom
      Tom

      For the record I didn't 'like' this post :P Just seemed to kick in automatically when I posted :(

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Kenny Y.

      Rest. Though I'd probably run, but I'm crazy that way

      over 3 years ago Like

  11. RUN
    good 3.52 km 00:25 11:25 pace

    wanted to check out the finish line.. Felt great last night, but foot is on fire this morning, though :(

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.

      over 3 years ago Like

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    • MattOmx
      MattOmx

      Have you really not run in a week Amberly? With only a week until the 10K you should be out there, what happened to your training plan.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Amberly M.
      Amberly M.

      @matt- I ran today! Have had bronchitis and a nasty cold, but I'm on the mend. 5k and it felt great- mobile version won't let me log the session though.. Thanks for checking in :) any advice for the week leading up to the race? I've been told to run 4-5k frequently, eat 'clean' and get a lot of sleep..

      over 3 years ago Like

  12. RUN
    good 6.13 km 00:50 13:07 pace

    feeling cautiously optimistic about that 10k (in 19 days, but who's counting) Love that most of this is downhill.

  13. FIT
    blah gym - boring! 3.5 mi 00:45 12:51 pace

    Trying to nurse my angry foot back to health while keeping up the training - the elliptical is some kind of boring though.

  14. RUN
    5.04 km 00:45 14:22 pace

    Took it slowly - still nursing my dang foot, but felt great to be out on the pavement after a week off. Gorgeous spring day helped, too.

    • Kenny Y.

      I was wondering how the running was going. What is the column about this week. I think you should interview us instead of real people. :)

      over 3 years ago Like

  15. I've been off for a week, nursing a foot injury (sesamoiditis, anyone?).. Still hurts, but it's getting better. Should I run today? Discuss.

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Try a short one.

      over 3 years ago Like

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    • Eric B.
      Eric B.

      I actually had to look up "sesamoiditis" to see if it's similar to what I'm going through. I concur with Mike and Tom to ease back to running, especially if it's recurring, and not to go to your original distance and pace right away.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Amberly M.
      Amberly M.

      thanks guys - I ran 5K today and felt pretty good! Definitely need to ice my foot, but feeling ok. i am seeing an athletic therapist (read all about it in Monday's globe :) thanks for the advice. felt great to get back on the pavement today

      over 3 years ago Like

  16. Running buddies: this week, I get to relax for the column. Heading to 'Runners' Yoga' on Wednesday. Looking for ideas! How do you take care of your aching body? (food massage maybe?)

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Steak, ibuprofen and Epsom salt bath. Yoga or massage also totally helps!

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      Is it Christine Feldstead's class? She is the best, I have her DVD and LOVE it.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Andrew B.
      Andrew B.

      A the potassium in a banana helps sore muscles-eat right after activity.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Amberly M.
      Amberly M.

      @Mike - thanks (although i'm a vegetarian:) @Patty - it was! Great class: http://tgam.ca/Bz2K @Andrew: thanks for the tip :)

      over 3 years ago Like

  17. RUN
    great High Park 5 km 00:37 11:47 pace

    Felt great (despite those evil hills) Perfect day for a run in the sun

  18. RUN
    good 4.72 km 00:35 11:56 pace

    Intentionally ran without music (for an upcoming column.) Interesting experience - was really focused on my breathing and form, but had zero fun. Jay-z withdrawal..

    • Sarah Marie
      Sarah Marie

      I've actually never gotten into the music listening thing. I wonder if it makes you fun faster or longer or if there's no impact at all. Can't wait to read your column. Happy running!

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Patty S.
      Patty S.

      I ditched the iPod forever about 6 months ago and I have never missed it.

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Nice run. I haven't listened to music on my run in years. I often listen to podcasts though. It's good that you ditched it to focus on those critical elements of running. Jay-Z will still be there after your run :)

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Christine E.
      Christine E.

      I recently started listening to an mp3 player for long runs where I don't need to focus on breathing etc. (I'm training for a half marathon in June). I listen to audiobooks and it is great! You can still hear what's going on around you. But for short runs I prefer to pay attention to my breathing and running form, especially if I'm doing a tempo run, so I don't use my mp3 player then. Good luck with your training!

      over 3 years ago Like

  19. RUN
    High Park 5.24 km 00:40 12:17 pace

    A test run for the Harry's run next weekend (that sentence makes me feel like an actual runner..) Those two hills are brutal - happy I went out ahead of time to test them out

    • Mike I.
      Mike I.

      Great test-race. You're going to do great next weekend!

      over 3 years ago Like

    • Kenny Y.

      I ran the final hill today. It'll be painfully fun on Saturday.

      over 3 years ago Like