Miles:
2652 total / 477 in 2015
Goal:

Shamrock Shuffle 3/14, Heart Mini Half 3/15, Flying Pig Full Marathon May 2015

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  1. RUN
    alright Aerobic test run 2.28 mi 00:33 14:28 pace

    Run/walk to see how my leg would do. There's still a lot of tightness in my right leg, and a pulling sensation in the top of the leg. But nothing hurts, and my knee did fine. I'll have t... read more

  2. FIT
    great Yay elliptical 3.4 mi 00:41 11:54 pace

    My knee felt a little iffy this morning, but I went to the gym to try the elliptical, thinking I would stop the minute anything hurt. But it was fine! It felt so good to get my heart rate up and w... read more

  3. Over a week with no runs! Off to the doctor again today to find out if I'll be healed in time for the Pig. It's getting a little scary.

    • Maria R.
      Maria R.

      Praying for you Diane - hang in there!

      8 days ago Like

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    • Diane B.
      Diane B.

      That run downtown on 4/11 destroyed my legs. I think I tried to get one too many runs out of my Brooks--should have switched to the new shoes! I was worried that I had a stress fracture in my hip again, but after 2 doctor visits and 2 massages, they have assured me that it is tissue damage. I have to rest and let it heal, and it's making me crazy.

      8 days ago Like

    • Madison A.
      Madison A.

      I'm glad it's not a stress fracture. You gotta be more careful about your old shoes. I got a lot of twinges in my ankles that really freaked me out before I realized it was just time to get new shoes. Take care

      6 days ago Like

  4. RUN
    great Downtown with Mojo 14.5 mi 02:25 10:00 pace

    What a beautiful day for a long run downtown!
    Pace was kind of all over the place. My heart rate was too high at first because I was running with Paul; I finally told him to go on so I could slow d... read more

  5. RUN
    blah Mostly walking run/walk 2.34 mi 00:34 14:31 pace

    My legs felt terrible today, and it was totally unexpected. My calves are tight, my left ankle doesn't feel right, I have a weird catch in my right knee or maybe my hip, I'm not even sure... read more

  6. RUN
    great 5/3/1/1 Interval fun 6.07 mi 01:00 09:53 pace

    This was fun. I'm finally over my cold. I didn't realize until this morning how bad I had been feeling the past few days--finally feeling like myself again.

    10 min warmup
    4 sets of
    ... read more

  7. RUN
    alright Got it done 8 mi 01:16 09:27 pace

    I was all over the place with this one. I'm still fighting a cold and wavered about even trying this. By the time I decided to go for it, a thunderstorm had moved in. So I started on the tread... read more

  8. RUN
    great 20 miler! 20.01 mi 03:14 09:41 pace

    Such a beautiful morning for a long run. I started out at 8 am in a couple of layers with 3 flasks of fuel. By the end of mile 8 I had decided to make a pit stop. I detoured past my house to shed a... read more

  9. RUN
    good Rainy fartlek run 6.15 mi 01:00 09:45 pace

    Sped up and slowed down when I felt like it, and the rain did the same! It was drizzling when I started out but pouring for miles 3-5. I was soaked through, but at least it wasn't cold. And st... read more

  10. RUN
    great Dynamic drills 4.44 mi 00:50 11:15 pace

    Got out early and was able to beat the rain and thunder.

    20 min easy Zone 1 with 10 min as dynamic skills
    then
    2 x 12 min steady Z2 / 3 min easy Z1 recovery

  11. RUN
    great Tempo run 5.01 mi 00:46 09:05 pace

    Felt great this morning! I have started taking a salt stick cap before every run, and I think it is making a difference in my energy level.

    Mile splits were 9:41 (warmup), 8:40, 8:27, 8:22, an... read more

  12. RUN
    great Home from Chicago 7.57 mi 01:16 10:02 pace

    We got up and drove home from Chicago today, stopping in Indianapolis for a big lunch of fried fish and dark beer. I kind of forgot that I still had to run when I got home. But it worked out. The w... read more

  13. RUN
    good Around the lake in Illinois 9.2 mi 01:40 10:52 pace

    Crazy windy here with gusts at 30 mph. Plus my legs are tired because we walked ALL day in downtown Chicago yesterday. So this run got off to a slow start. I walked when the wind was too much, stop... read more

  14. RUN
    great Braidwood, IL 4.4 mi 00:45 10:13 pace

    Fun run through a neighborhood near where we are staying with Kevin's cousin. I had to push really hard to get my heart rate to the top of Zone 2. It's amazing how much my heart rate has ... read more

  15. RUN
    great Out and back 9 mi 01:30 10:03 pace

    I was doing fine until something went wrong with my right ankle at mile 6.24. I walked a bit and it felt better, but a few minutes later I had a pain shooting from my ankle across the top of my foo... read more

  16. RUN
    great Hill repeats in the rain 4.85 mi 00:51 10:30 pace

    Gave a minute's thought to doing this on the treadmill, then headed out into the dark and rain instead, to my favorite steep hill.
    15 min warmup Zone 2
    10 x 20 second hill repeats with jogg... read more

  17. RUN
    great Recovery run/walk in pouring ... 2.82 mi 00:36 12:54 pace

    I was about a mile from my house when I heard the rain coming. It poured on me for the rest of the run/walk, but at least it wasn't cold. My legs feel great today.

  18. RUN
    great Mojo sidewalk speed work 4.7 mi 00:50 10:38 pace

    We met at the Lakota West high school, but there was a lacrosse game on the football field, so they wouldn't let us use the track. Coach Bob measured out 300 meters on the sidewalk and we ran ... read more

  19. RUN
    good Tired legs 4.45 mi 00:50 11:14 pace

    Legs are feeling a little bit beat-up after yesterday's long runs, but I got it done this morning. I was glad this was based on heart rate instead of pace.

    20 min easy Zone 1 warm up with 10 ... read more