Thursday, August 21, 2014

Run Journal - #5-9

Whoops, I fell behind on my run logs, so I'll group a few together.

Shoes: Nike Free Flyknit 4

This was my longest run so far. I did the interval thing with 5 minutes running and 1 walking. I don't know about this whole interval thing. It doesn't feel significantly less tiring than running the whole way (albeit at a slower pace than the interval speed). My final pace was a bit slower than my previous 6 mile pace from a few weekends ago. Anyway, I'll give it some more time. I felt pretty good after the run albeit incredibly sweaty. I feel like I'm actually sweating even more lately and I didn't think that was possible.


Shoes: Merrell Bare Access 3

Quick run today. These short 20 minute runs are barely enough to get warmed up but even though they are supposed to be "easy" meaning slow, I do tend go at a fairly good pace (for me, anyway). My calves were a little bit burnt after the last few days. I'm going to start wearing calf sleeves and see if that helps any.


Shoes: Altra One 2

Hills. A short hills run, though. I ended it on a good couple of hill times. There's not much to say about this one except it was early and dark. Fun.


Shoes: Saucony Kinvara 5

Another short "easy" run. My pace was, unintentionally, within 2 seconds of my Monday run. I didn't even notice that until writing up this blog post. Interesting...


Shoes: Saucony Kinvara 5

This was a "tempo" run according to the Fort Bend Fit marathon training plan I'm on. I haven't quite nailed down what a tempo run should be, but I know it's supposed to be quite a bit faster than the marathon pace (which is about 10:30 for me right now). I managed to get a pretty good overall pace down; a few second faster than my short quick runs on Monday and Wednesday. I guess that will have to do for now.

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Overall I feel OK, but not great. My calves are a little tired and sore, but my main worry is my heels. I don't know if it's my achilles tendon or something else, but my heels have slowly been getting worse over the last few weeks. I've had period issues with this area for years, but at this point it's fairly constant. I'm trying a few different things like ice baths for my feet and stretching them more thoroughly before and after a workout, but it hasn't seemed to make much difference. I think I'm going to make an doctor's appointment, but frankly I don't have a lot of faith in doctors right now so my expectations are low. We'll see...