February 15-21 Practice Running

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Monday, February 15, 2016
5:10 pm – Elliptical, 6013 revolutions, 1:00:00, 5/8 resistance.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
4:40 pm – 4.57 mi, 205 ft elevation gain, 51:02. Kellogg Lake Tree Farm gate #2, with dogs. Altra Lone Peak 1.5.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
4:49 pm – 6.06 mi, 625 ft elevation gain, 1:03:59. Kellogg Lake Tree Farm gate #1, with dogs. Altra Superior 1.5 red #5.

I did about 2 mi warm-up heading for the connector hill, plus a little bit to hit the next whole minute, which was 21:00. Then I did one round of uphill Tabata “sprints”, 8 reps of 20 sec sprint with 10 sec rest between reps. It was rough. I started to get a little light headed at about rep 6. My legs handled it better than my lungs. The reps definitely felt short, but hard. The rest breaks felt much shorter than 10 sec.

I continued up the hill after finishing the tabata, walking the ups and very slowly jogging the flats. My lungs were burning for about 15 minutes afterwards. By about 20 minutes after, I started to feel semi-normal again. I did not enjoy that, but I’ll probably do it again sometime.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
5:00 pm – 8.32 mi, 273 ft elevation gain, 1:19:08. May Creek Rd Loop +. New Balance MR10v2 white.

Friday, February 19, 2016
5:21 – 4.40 mi, 318 ft elevation gain, 47:00. Kellogg Lake Tree Farm gate #1, with dogs. Altra Superior 1.5 red #4.

My right hip was slightly sore, mostly near the hip flexor, but I’m not sure what the exact muscle is called. I took it pretty easy and didn’t really have any troubles with it during the run, except for some discomfort during a pit stop. But it was fine when I started running again.

Saturday, February 20, 2016
5:36 – 5.01 mi, 96 ft elevation gain, 41:31. Around town. Inov-8 Road-X-Treme 220.

I modified these shoes much like I’ve done with my Altras. I left the foam around the top of the heel this time, and I think I’ll cut that away too. It’s more of a memory type foam than the softer foam in the Altras, and it puts more pressure on the calcaneus than I’d like.

My right hip was a little sore today, so I decided to cut my run down from the planned 8 mi. I was going to just do 4 mi, but I was feeling pretty good, so I went out 2.5 mi before turning back. The run was still going fine until about 3.5 mi, when my hip started hurting. I slowed down a bit. It eventually felt better and I finished the run fine.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

I decided not to run today. My hip hurt even more. It was a little harder than normal to move around without sharp pain in a couple spots around my right hip. Sleeping Sunday night to Monday was rough. I was relatively pain free and comfortable when I first went to sleep, but I kept waking up with pain and had a hard time finding a comfortable position most of the night.

Totals: Running – 28.36 mi, ft elevation gain. Elliptical – 1:00:00, 6013 revolutions.

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