Yesterday’s run: 4 miles/ 40.17 min/ 10.04 mile (5:30-6:10am...) Back to 🚸 officially happened yesterday so had to wear a headlamp for the first half of the run. That means Summer is coming to an end ...😐... No selfie from my run 🤷♀️ Reduced my distance by a mile or two due to the early hours and my fixed departure time. Kinda cramping my running style 😂🤣. Still trying to adjust to a new routine having to leave the house at 7:15am - bathed/ made up/ and wearing two identical pairs of 👠 ...😳 Pretty fired up about my dry shampoo - saves me 10-15 min every time🙌🏻. 📝 to self: enjoy the change in season and 🏃♀️ on!! I think it’s important to stay positive about the change in schedule to stay happy and upbeat on the trail.
Day 2: so far so good ✅. Anybody else coming off a big change in life style How do you deal with it Let me know⬇️⬇️⬇️
Today's easy 4 mile run was harder than it should be. I think it was because I was so tired this morning getting out of bed after getting home so late last night from the trip to Texas. It's amazing how much the night's sleeping, or how you eat the day before, can influence a run on any day. The easy runs become hard, and sometimes the hard runs become easy. But there are lessons to be learned all the time. Prep for training runs is as important as prep for race day
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One hour easy 💛 in my favorite place. Summer night runs are my fave. However, extremely plagued by tons of lower leg pain lately. It's not the same as my historical shin splint/past stress fracture problems. It's all my lower legs- calves, shins and ankle areas and they feel tight and HEAVY. Think sand bags strapped to each leg kinda feeling. Had to stop to stretch them out multiple times and tried to run on all the soft surfaces I possibly could. I know I need to up my stretching game and maybe bring compression socks back Anyone else have this specific issue and found solid stretches or remedies that worked!
Nice and easy 7 today before the race on Sunday! It was a beautiful day and running just felt /good/ today. 🏃🏼One of those days where you wanna keep going forever but you know you gotta stop at some point cause other ~priorities~
I've been running all my runs lately on the grass (my old cross country course and just doing repeats) and it actually feels really nice and I can feel running on grass getting easier!
Hope everyone had a good day today! 💕🌻
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Heyooo it’s me post track workout 💪🏻 I thought this down week (and the fact that I have a 5k next week😱) would be a good time to get in some speed. 🏃🏼♀️ 2x800, 6x400, 4x200 with 2-3 min rest. Didn’t want to push the 800s too hard but still went 3:01, 3:03. The 400s all felt smooth (1:24, 1:22, 1:23, 1:21, 1:22, 1:19) 😊 and the 200s really shocked my legs lol (34, 34, 33, 32) My legs haven’t moved that fast in over a year but it felt amazing. I’ve missed speed workouts and wearing spikes 🙃 Happy #workoutwednesday everyone ✌🏼
W5D2 marathon training for 4 miles on the Bridle Path (aka trail running route in Central Park) • planned for 6 miles but cut back / switched with Friday's 4 miles as my body was feeling the toll from the poor sleep from last night • Already start looking forward to pounding out more miles in the next run
Enjoy the ride. That’s what I kept in my head as I ran this afternoon after a pretty stressful work day. The ride can sometimes be bumpy or can even be dull, but I just gotta stick with it and enjoy what it gives me.
The afternoon run felt much better than I could have hoped for. The weather was just below too hot and the humidity didn’t feel all that bad. Basically it was as good as you can hope for in a 5pm run during the summer. Hopefully the deadness is my legs goes away soon so I can get some speed work in. I am feeling antsy and want to throw down some faster miles. Hope your 🐫 day went well!
Try these shoes, Craft V175 Lite! 👟 I did it for the first time today during both my sessions. First flexibility/core/indoor bike in the morning and then a nice 10 km just under 43 min (4:18/km) in the afternoon! Nice comfort👌🏼 #blackbeauty
Jag vill även passa på att tacka du härliga kille som cyklade upp bredvid mig under mitt distanspass på Delsjövägen och gratulerade mig till ett bra EM och annat gött tjöt! Sådan spontanitet blir jag glad över, TACK! 🤩🙏🏼
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Had great fun after work coaching someone who has been running for 9 months and is looking to improve his stamina and running form.
We worked on his knee drive and then did some intervals aiming to cover equal distance on each one
Then on the way home had a bit of fun coaching this little fella, his first ever attempt at harness running 🐶❤️
Happy #nationalrelaxationday .
I find it relaxing to have a nice easy run through a beautiful setting like this mural. But then sometimes I find it relaxing to sleep late and not put on a sports bra. It’s confusing sometimes. How do you dial into what kind of relaxation you need! Share any tips in the comments.
Self-reminder from this morning's interval training:
What distance running and Ph.D. training have in common: they are both mainly about endurance instead of speed. Only occasionally you speed, and even that is with a purpose of building more stamina.
In the U.S. system, there are only two times time a doctoral student has to speed: 1. When reading graduate seminar material (books and/or journal articles). 2. During prelim/comps/quals.
A student starts the Ph.D. program by taking courses. A student must first fulfill her/his coursework requirement before s/he is eligible for taking the prelim/comps/quals, and one cannot rush the 2 to 3-year coursework phase. Three to four subjects a semester. Hundreds of pages to read for each course every single week. This is an equivalent of easy run workout with short interval trainings in between longer easy runs.
Only after s/he is done with courses, the student can sign up for the preliminary/comprehensive/qualification exam in order to advance to the candidacy stage. The exam usually consists writing an essay within 3-4 hours (closed book), or within a few days (open book). Some programs also require the student to defend her/his writings in front of her/his dissertation committee. This is speed or fartlek workout.
Once the student is declared a Ph.D candidate, s/he will work at a reasonably constant pace for another one to three years. A dissertation cannot be written overnight. On some days the student writes and reads faster. On some other days the student takes time to close read, run and rerun the data, and s/he writes more slowly. It resembles a regiment when a runner alternates between tempo and easy runs.
One earns her/his Ph.D. in no less than 3 years.
One sees the results of her/his workout also in around 3 years.
Bear and enjoy the process.
Celebrate every inch of progress.
Way too much on my mind today to really settle into my run. Do you ever have times where something is bothering you so much that it affects your workouts In this case I am dealing with a work issue and out on my run this morning all I could think about was getting into the office to start working through the problem. To be honest I almost turned around about a half mile in just because I was unable to focus. Thankfully I was able to will myself to get 3 in and call it for that run.
It’s amazing how your mind can really make a huge difference on how your body feels. Hopefully things will settle down soon and I’ll be able to zone out instead. To be honest it’s probably a good thing to have a shorter run, to allow myself some recovery.
Dias como hoy te levantas a las 3:45 am, te pones de pie y te das cuenta que la pantorrilla y la tibia aún duelen un poco, ves la ventana y está empezando a “serenar” . Poco a poco va aumentando la intensidad de la lluvia, y tienes todas las dudas de si podrás hacer 16 kilómetros.... pero de todos modos aparece una fuerza que no sabes de donde aparece, que te impulsa a salir a correr , así sea lento pero correr, con algo de dificultad por las molestias, como en episodio de Pepa Pig saltando charcos pero corres y corres hasta terminar completamente empapado y con la felicidad de saber que finalmente ... lo hiciste!! No hay nada como correr, y bajo la lluvia que no es lo mismo!! #barranquilla #deporteenfamilia #salud #bienestar #running #marathon #halfmarathon #garmin #garminconnect #enbarranquillasecorreasi #novayasaparar #nike #wellness #longrun #easyrun
Yesterday we hit the track and crushed some 800s. Today we switch gears, we chill out, downshift if you will. The best part of running easy We think it’s the conversations, chatting with fellow runners about racing, running, knowing you’re not alone on the strugglebus 🚌. Yeah the running is great, but it’s the conversation that makes our easy run the best run in town. All levels welcomed, encouraged and supported. Come run with us. 📸🔫by @mary_runs
Just show up or RSVP via the link in our bio 👆👆👆 #comerunwithus #conversation #chat #run #running #hittherhode #letsrun #easyrun #runeasy #runslow #sexypace #chillout #chill