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  • 13 miles
  • 01:33 time
  • 07:06 pace
  • 1627 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
good Steady State Half-Marathon 13.1 mi 01:33 07:06 pace

Since there actually isn't a half marathon this weekend (it was rescheduled this year), just decided to run a steady state, MP+10% one today. Yesterday's anticipation run and leg work, with a nightcap of aggressive foam rolling, AIS, and myrtl left me feeling limber and eager for today - in fact, I think I set a 2-minute PR on getting dressed and doing the standard warm-up.
However, the left hamstring is bugging me again, it was threatening to cramp during Saturday's long run and I knocked things more out of whack during a misstep up onto a curve during Monday's fifteen. Time to see Leo again, I guess.

  • Marcie M.

    Well very nice and steady half marathon. I have one coming up in a couple of weeks that you are welcome to run for me. ;-) Sorry about the hamstring. I agree with Jim probably overdue for a good tune up.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Rob R.
    Rob R.

    That is one heck of a half Greg, you are looking great! Hope you can get that hamstring back in line with Leo.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    Great effort this morning! I love those mornings where you are "just ready to go." Hope your hamstring doesn't get you hamstrung.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Brian A.

    Congrats on winnin' the Stroz Half Marathon. Give yourself a great medal. :o)

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  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    Nice work this morning, Greg. Sorry to hear about the hamstring. I hope Leo can fix you right up! I have noticed with my hamstrings that they get irritated a lot more quickly than they used to. Nightly stretching in front of the TV does help and I can easily tell when I skip it.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    Great job, Greg!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Scott B.
    Scott B.

    Nice steady run this morning!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • John Philipp K.
    John Philipp K.

    Great half!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Daisy G.
    Daisy G.

    Great miles! Hope the hamstring niggle quiets down.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Eva R.
    Eva R.

    Oh no. Hopefully it's nothing major.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Joanna
    Joanna

    haha a getting dressed/warmed up PR! Love it! Some mornings I am so speedy getting out the door and others I am not! Great run this morning!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Matt S.
    Matt S.

    Nice half!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Marlene E.

    Awesome half this morning Greg.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Mike
    Mike

    Overtraining? Just asking. Seems like you've been training pretty smart, but that combination of enjoying running again plus the resurfacing of the hamstring, makes me wonder. At any rate, solid run especially after that sprint-dressing workout.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Cesar G.
    Cesar G.

    Nice half today Greg!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Brad P.
    Brad P.

    Smoking fast half, Greg, amazing run! I love the measurement of time to get out the door as a PR, too funny! Hope your friend Leo can get the hammy squared away.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Gator Mike
    Gator Mike

    Nice race, how was the after-party? Good beer?

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Marie
    Marie

    Leo should help clear it all up! This is one fantastic half marathon!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Lisa K.
    Lisa K.

    Awesome

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Maddy

    I love that your made up half marathon race was faster than my half mary PR hahaha :)

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Mark J.
    Mark J.

    Really strong run today. Go get a tune up done, there may just be some lingering stuff that needs to be worked out.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    They rescheduled the Buckeye Half? Wow. Glad that I chose to run the 10 miler. Nice effort out there. Looking strong. I'm sure you'll be fixed up after a session or two.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S

    Nice half Greg; good pace!

    I know that sometimes runners have issues with quads overpowering hamstrings in which case strengthening of the hamstrings and stretching out your quads should help balance out things.

    Also stretching out your glutes and hips can really help as tightness in this region can often force the body to rely on other muscles i.e. hamstrings.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S

    http://www.runnersworld.com/article/printer/1,7124,s6-238-263-266-11272-0,00.html
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY04febGWvY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOlq_VhcMc4

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn

    Great half mara Greg!!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Nice workout! Hope the hammy responds.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    @Thomas, your diagnosis is spot on and that's mostly what I've been working on with my foam rolling, stretching, and leg routines.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Nathan P.
    Nathan P.

    Great job, Greg! That's a very fast HM!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Tim H.
    Tim H.

    That's a great run, Greg! Hope you get things straightened out.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Kyle B.
    Kyle B.

    Nice run Greg!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Outstanding Greg. Really good steady-stater...love that pace man! I also use the hammie and glute videos that Thomas attached...but not enough...I hope Leo can help w/a bit of a quick fix!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Caleb M.

    More hill running will set you right. Moderate to hard effort up, jog down. It's work, but it strengthens the hamstrings plenty.

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Carla Jo C.
    Carla Jo C.

    Super run Greg!! Stay on top of the hamstring issue - you've been in this enough to know what you can and cannot handle!!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks all - @Caleb, I think I just figured out what I'll do tomorrow in place of the short intervals that I was skeptical about.

    over 1 year ago Like1 person

  • Karen F.
    Karen F.

    Amazing run, Greg! Hope you are able to get the hamstring issue resolved. You have great advice above to consider!!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Stefan
    Stefan

    Nice half Greg, hope the hammy turns out OK. Interesting to see how/if the hills help it out. Mine are feeling tight nowadays too. I think it's the change in volume though.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Mike S.
    Mike S.

    Nice work on the half mary today. Hope the hammy works its self out!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Debra S.
    Debra S.

    Great run!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Vern M.
    Vern M.

    Great simulated half, Greg!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Kenny T.
    Kenny T.

    Great work!!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • David S.
    David S.

    Nice run Greg. Take care of yourself my friend

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Norman M.
    Norman M.

    Impressive man!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Tim M.

    Very nice run, Greg. I need to see Leo soon too, my right leg is tight. Really great week you've got going too.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Rivky J.
    Rivky J.

    wow great run there!! Keep it up

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Karl B.
    Karl B.

    What a great run Greg! Smokin'

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Tom S.
    Tom S.

    Hey, a PR is a PR - nice one getting dressed this morning. And I certainly hope that Leo can get that hamstring feeling good again.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Premshree P.
    Premshree P.

    Nice looking half Greg.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Geri Lynn S.
    Geri Lynn S.

    When a runner's gotta race, a runner's gotta race. And if there aint no race to be found, he shall make one of his own...And you did own this 1/2 Mary, if I do say so...Now I just hope that Leo works his magic on the hammy for ya! cheers.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Keith S.
    Keith S.

    very nice half indeed

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.

    Great run. Smart to take care of that hammy without question.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Brandon
    Brandon

    Missed this. Not much to say that hasn't already been said at this point, but the steady state looks great from here. Here's hoping that the hammie settles down for you. Solid consistent work Greg.

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Christine S.

    Really impressive work today Greg. Hope Leo makes quick work of that cranky hamstring!

    over 1 year ago Like

  • Gil
    Gil

    I missed who Leo is but I'm sure you'll get that tight hammy feeling better tomorrow!

    over 1 year ago Like