Friday, July 27, 2012

16.25 miles

Today was my longest mileage since horse mishap.
16.25 miles in two sessions.  10 miles run/walk/run, the rest of it was walking.

It feels good to move, to sweat and to achieve.  It is frustrating to be in pain, not working, not able to run.  I'm going to battle my way back! 

Happy Running!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Time to start training!

Time to start training, UGH, its hot outside!!! 

No weight lost over the summer, but none gained.

Feeling fat, slow, and depressed.

Live goes on,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Planning for the remainer of 2012

Full mOOn 50K             14 July 2012             volunteer
White River 4 Miler        04 Aug 2012
Watermelon 5K            11 Aug 2012            only if needed for the Dirty Girls Team
Mt Nebo                      25 Aug 2012            if can't run than volunteer
The Ark 5K Classic         01 Sep 2012            If needed for Dirty Girls
Sara Low 5K                08 Sep 2012            If needed for Dirty Girls
Bartlett Park Ultras        22 Sep 2012
AT100                        06 Oct 2012            Pumpkin Patch Aid Station
Styx n'Stones 30K        28 Oct 2012
Bona Dea 50K              10 Nov 2012
Spa City 10K                17 Nov 2012
Sunset 6/12/24 hr        23 - 24 Nov 2012
LoVit Trail Marathon      08 Dec 2012
End Of The World Mar  21 Dec 2012
Day After End Mar        22 Dec 2012

I'm thinking there is muscle damage.

Last week I spent several hours fixing up a flower bed.

The next day a 4 mile rain run was used for worship!!

I'm still so sore I  can hardly move.  I had my last doctor visit and x-ray.  My bones are in great shape, so why this pain clear around my whole shoulder.  I think there may be soft tissue damage.  I'm not going to have that checked out right now.  We will just work and wait for it to heal.

Life of a frustrated runner!!  LOL

What do you do to deal with non-running frustration?

Looking back to a year ago Midnight Madness 50 2011

It was just too hot out there!!!  It was a tough decision and today I'm suffering from the agony of defeat!    I had 7 minutes to get out for lap 5 of a 5 lap race when I got in from lap 4.  By the time I got cooled off and could think straight I was late to get out by 11 minutes.  Could I have gone?  should I have gone?  would I have been one of the runners hauled off in an ambulance?    At this point I don't know.  I'm praying for peace.  I'm going to do it next year.
Things I did right:
Night train, training to walk fast while very tired, well supplied drop bags, hydration, extra socks and shoes.
Things I need to add to my plan:
long sleeved clothing for when the sun comes out (even the toughest sunscreen isn't)   Daytime training in the very hottest part of the day.
Looking back:
First I'm confused about my time:
9 Donnie Dempewolf     23 Kansas City     KS            11:19:01   1: 2:25:25 2:25:25
                                                                       2: 2:37:28 5:02:52
                                                                       3: 2:56:23 7:59:14
                                                                       4: 3:19:47 11:19:01
   10 Lisa Gunnoe          45 Judsonia        AR            11:43:14   1: 2:15:04 2:15:04
                                                                       2: 2:45:21 5:00:25
                                                                       3: 3:05:21 8:05:46
                                                                       4: 3:37:28 11:43:14
I came in from lap 4 about 20 minutes before the guy listed before me.  I know I did because I know who he is.  We talked and walked together then I passed him and kept on going.  I saw him come in after me.  My watch quit, so I'm just confused.
Confusion is the thing I have been focused on.  I read a race report written by a pacer.  He was pacing his wife, she was in trouble with kidney failure, but neither knew it.  She kept falling down and shouldn't have been.  It never occurred to either of them to have her pull up.
I told my husband I needed that from him.  when I text him, or saw him and told him I was done I needed him to tell me "no, get your ass back out there and finish".  He told me he would never be that person for me.  He would pick me up, put the pieces back together and drive me home, but he would never tell me to stay out there when I think I'm done.
I have to find a way to be what I need on my own.  I can't count on a pacer next time, though I do think I have one arraigned.
I'm upset because I still don't know if I finished that lap in time to go on, or if I missed the cut-off like I thought I did.
Nothing I can do from it now but learn from my mistakes and just keep moving forward.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

What do you do to make a comeback?

Yesterday's 4 miles in the rain revealed a few things.
My abs and core are trash!
My lower back is as sore as if I ran 50 miles!
I need to hit the cross-training seriously!
I'm not ready for mileage yet, 4 miles kicked my butt (though it felt good)

what do you do to come back?

Rain Running!

We have been so parched lately, weeks and weeks without rain.
Yesterday the storm clouds started gathering.  Into the phone booth and out pops me in my superrun gear!  I didn't have to wait long!  The rain started coming down and this runner chick went for a run.
I have tried my four mile loop several times with limited success.
Yesterday with the help of the rain and cooler temperatures every step of that four miles was celebrated at a run, a 12:30 minute per mile pace, but better than not at all.
Goal achieved!  I got done completely soaked to the bone and grinning like a fool.

Today I'm paying for it.  My shoulder is so sore I can hardly move!

How do you run happy?