5/23/09

Running, Running, and more running...OUCH I'm in pain...

The upside to all this running for sure is the calorie burn and (for me) they way it brings my legs down in size...the down side??? PAIN, PAIN, and MORE PAIN. I'm 2 weeks out from my show and so I don't have alot of "rest" time to recover from the shin splints and other awful ankle and heel pain I am experiencing. I have the alternative to do other cardio like biking and elliptical, which is a better option than nothing at all...but it's like you have to be on there twice as long to achieve the same calorie burn as running. I guess I'll just have to deal...

This week was a BEAUTIFUL one...so I did all of my cardio OUTSIDE!!! I've been running with a few of my clients and it's great to work WITH them as well as push them!!! (I need some push too every once in a while!!!)

My highlight for the week was...I believe Wednesday...I got in over 9 miles!!! Yes, I know I am shocked too at that! First I ran 5 miles with Brenda (who by the way started her own fitness blog...you should check her out CLICK HERE she's my client and just recently reached her 40lb mark!!! SOOO PROUD of her!) After the 5 mile run/walk (more running than walking) I had to meet up with another client who I did another mile with (again a run/walk...with intervals of exercises every street block) and finally met up with another client for a faster run at night. It was a total of 3.2 miles for the 3rd run of the day, but broken into 2 parts. We fast jogged the 1st 1.6 miles...took about a 5 minute break or so to stretch...then the 2nd 1.6 was an all out "run your ass as fast as you can" run. I am proud to say after all that running I was able to complete 1.6 miles in exactly 12 minutes 30 seconds. I thought that was pretty good!

Soooo....the other day I went to my niece's (ok, soon to be niece....just waiting for the ring and the wedding...LOL) high school track meet. She just started this year doing long jump and triple jump. I use to do both of those events in high school and college, so I went along to watch and coach a little. As soon as I got there I got the itch...seeing the track...the sun was shinning, and I wanted to just RUN...JUMP...HURDLE. One of my good friends from college is a hurdler and he's been to the Olympic trials twice trying to qualify for the Olympics...I texted him asking him how I could get into open meets. He told me I just had to go to USATF NJ online to see a meet calendar and I could just pre-register or register the day of. So, now I am excited!!! I think I may add a few track meets to my 5k running schedule this summer!!! I just want to long jump again sooooooo bad!!! I of course have to get to a pit and practice jumping...as well as practice drills and skills and sprints...but I think I'm gonna do it!!! I'm gonna pull out the old running and jumping spikes (yes...I STILL have them...I knew I would want to pull them out some day after college!!!)



So...after June 6th my blog will take a short detour away from fitness competitions...and focus on my running (for at least the summer months.) I will still post my cardio (since I will be doing ALOT of it) and weight workouts as well as my diet. I hope you still continue to follow and support me!!!

2 comments:

Greenteagirl said...

Awesome good for you! Can't wait to hear more about the running :).

Kim said...

Have you had your shoes checked for wear lately? Or go to a running store and get shoes that work for your feet? Course I think leaning out for a show... your bound to suffer w/shin splints... I got out yesterday in IL for a run myself, adn I hate running... and my shins took the brunt of it.