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Ann logged 71 miles.

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  1. RUN
    good Along Towpath 4.01 km 00:38 15:02 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    It had been raining for hours, but suddenly the sun came through. I haven't enjoyed running on cold, wet pavement till now, so I decided to start out shod, but after my warm-up... read more

    • Ape
      Ape

      Sounds like a lot of fun, Ann :)

      about 6 years ago Like

  2. RUN
    good along Tow Path 3.9 km 00:36 14:38 pace

    Modify

    posted: 31/10/12 at 17:12

    I haven't been running a lot over the past few weeks, but the adagio that rest is an equally important part of the training as running seems to be true.

    Wor... read more

  3. RUN
    blah Tow Path 2.19 km 00:21 15:42 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    When I started I had a slight headache, which I hoped would clear while running... Quite the contrary...
    Don't know if that was the cause that the run didn't feel so good...... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      Ann, did you eat before you ran? If so, what did you have? Are you sleeping well?

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Ann V.
      Ann V.

      I was already wondering if that could have something to do with it...
      In the last months, I always ran in the evening, at least an hour, often longer after my main meal of the day.
      Today I ran about 45 minutes after a lunch consisting of a slice of bread with cheese and two apples...

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      Perhaps a little more protein? Or perhaps food has nothing to with it at all. Most of the time, I don't eat anything before a run, without I'll effect. My other guess would be stress. Have you been unduly stressed lately?

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Ann V.
      Ann V.

      Stress might be a factor. But I realized that when I run on two consecutive days, I usually have the longer run on the first day, and the shorter on the second. I think I'm going to try to do it the other way round...

      about 6 years ago Like

  4. RUN
    good on Tow Path 3.61 km 00:34 15:09 pace

    On Saturday my RHR was a bit elevated, 64 instead of the usual 57-59, and the beat-to-beat variability was a bit lower than it's normally, so I decided to take a day of.
    On Sunday I was on cal... read more

  5. RUN
    alright direction Stotert 2.22 km 00:22 15:42 pace

    After a great run often comes a worser one (and vice versa), and yesterday was great...
    Today I had a shorter run scheduled, but it didn't feel so well...
    My pace felt rather slow, but still,... read more

  6. RUN
    good along Tow Path 4.29 km 00:40 15:05 pace

    barefoot, MAF
    After a few far too busy weeks at work, I finally found an hour to run...
    And although I feel tired now, it went great... It's strange how fast my speed is improving in the last ... read more

  7. RUN
    alright towpath towards center-of-vil... 3.19 km 00:32 16:03 pace

    Barefoot, last part huaraches. MAF
    the 'smooth' part of the towpath was closed for roadworks, so I had to run on the rougher asphalt. I have to admit that it's going better, but the... read more

  8. RUN
    great Bukenberg 2.52 km 00:23 14:57 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    It seems that cold is making me faster...
    It was only a short run, but it was my fastest pace on MAF ever...
    When starting low HR-running, I needed my HRM to keep my pace slow. Now... read more

  9. RUN
    great Along Towpath 4.6 km 00:47 16:23 pace

    Barefoot - MAF
    Because I had been running more last week (more frequently, about the same distance) I was wondering how my 'long' run (which is still very short) would go.

    I kept my HR a... read more

  10. walk
    good From Holiday Inn to Stadsgeho... 2.93 km

    Walked to the Congress-hall.
    I woke up early, so there was no need to take a bus or taxi. It was raining, but it wasn't too cold, so it was a nice walk, despite the trolley I had to take with... read more

  11. RUN
    good Around my hotel in Leiden, th... 2.56 km 00:26 16:08 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    As it was the first day in my running life that I was going to run on three consecutive days, I had planned only a very short run of about 15 minutes.
    But it went so well, that I ad... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      You're doing it the right way, Ann. I started barefooting like gangbusters (from 0.5K one Wednesday morning to 14K the following Sunday), and paid for it by being unable to walk, much less run, for a week or so. Be patient, be gentle, and you'll progress quickly.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Ann V.
      Ann V.

      Last year, I really have been doing too much too soon, and as a result I have been tired for months and the tought of ever running again had not the slightest appeal to me. Overtrained, although my mileage wasn't so high. And therefore, I'm rather cautious now...

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Ape
      Ape

      Wise to be cautious. Best way to do it. As is being fuelled by WINE - Go Ann!!

      about 6 years ago Like

  12. RUN
    blah along towpath, direction cent... 2.29 km 00:24 17:09 pace

    Barefoot/Huaraches MAF
    First barefoot run at temperatures below 10°C. But although the rain was pouring for a large part of the day, at the end of the afternoon the sun came back, and the pavement ... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      That kind of running surface is not fun when you're barefoot. I know of BF who can run on gravel (Ken Bob Saxton is one of them), but it's a skill I haven't mastered yet. Good for you for getting that run, even with the cold temperatures!

      about 6 years ago Like

  13. RUN
    alright along towpath 3.28 km 00:35 17:05 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    When todays rainstorms finally diminished, I went out for a short run.
    The rain was only a drizzle at that moment, but the world was soaking wet.
    I started out with toasty warm feet,... read more

  14. RUN
    good along the towpath towards cen... 2.7 km 00:27 16:05 pace

    Barefoot, MAF-run
    Since I had scheduled a very short run today, I decided I would run in the other direction as usual, which means on a rougher surface (which I had avoided since a very bad experie... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      You're doing it right, I think. As Barefoot R. noted, it'll get ever better as time goes on. Well done!

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Barefoot R.
      Barefoot R. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      your feet will carry you faster as time goes on.
      nice run!

      about 6 years ago

    • Gary B.
      Gary B. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Nice one Ann.

      about 6 years ago

  15. RUN
    alright Along Towpath 3.51 km 00:36 16:30 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    For the next two weeks at least, I'm going to try to run more often. Same time-on-feet, but shorter runs, and five instead of three times a week.

    Today it was a bit more dif... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      I'm often struck by how noisy shod runners are. It's particularly noticeable at races, when there are so many of them. As for cold early morning pavement... I find it helps if my feet are thoroughly warmed up before I start my BF run. That often means having a hot shower before I go out, or wearing thick woolen socks around the house before I run.

      about 6 years ago Like

  16. RUN
    great towards Stotert 4.72 km 00:50 16:54 pace

    First MAF-test running barefoot.
    The result was surprising:
    Although I hadn't been running for a few months (May till July), my average pace on this MAF-test was a little bit faster than my... read more

  17. RUN
    good 4.2 km 00:43 16:26 pace

    Barefoot, MAF
    It felt like a really slow run, although it was far from my slowests... (I know that I AM slow, and in that respect 'I'm running on MAF pace is quite a nice excuse to hide ... read more

    • Alan T.
      Alan T.

      Nothing wrong with slow. In fact, sometimes is best! :-)

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Ren S.
      Ren S.

      Slow is best, I wish I have patience with MAF. I may try it again next week.

      about 6 years ago Like

    • Ann V.
      Ann V.

      Last year I kind of overtrained, and since I started running again afterwards, I really took care to take it slow...

      And since I started running barefoot, it seems much easier to maintain a regular pace/a regular (low) HR.

      about 6 years ago Like

  18. RUN
    great on tow path 4.2 km 00:44 16:40 pace

    Transitioned to barefoot running... :-p
    And sometimes, when you least expect it, a run just feels PERFECT.
    I didn't ran in the weekend, because I felt like I was getting a flu... cold, chill... read more

  19. RUN
    good along tow path 3.4 km 00:34 16:05 pace

    First barefoot run in the rain...
    And first barefoot run in the cold - OK, 11°C/52°F isn't that cold, but during my previous barefoot runs the temperature was always over 18°C. And because of... read more

  20. RUN
    great on Tow path 4.3 km 00:48 17:57 pace

    About 6 week of transitioning to barefoot-running.
    Today I really needed a run, and so after a few run/walk intervals I decided to ditch that Start2run scheme, and just run as long as it felt good,... read more