Running. It's still a thing that happens occasionallyTuesday, August 14, 2012
Last night I slogged through three and a half miles in the evening. There was a little bit of breeze to blow the liquid air around so that was a plus. Last week I managed three short-ish runs of three to five miles, plus a couple cross training workouts at the gym. I have been averaging three runs a week. I'd like to be doing four or five a week, including at least one long run, but OH, THE HUMIDITY.
Things are looking up, though!
[+] I found a track four kilometres from our house that looks relatively unsketchy. (I've only lived here for two years and am just figuring this out now, sup neighbourhood watch). I'm looking forward to doing some track workouts. It may be post-Olympic spirit, high school reminiscing or what but I'm actually really excited to add running laps into the routine.
[+] My IT band feels so much better. I'm figuring out the most comfortable stride length for me, foam rolling like a mofo and stretching properly. Combined with the shorter distances lately things are feeling pretty good in IT band land.
[+] I have found some new short routes through my neighbourhood that involve minimal traffic (yay!) and maximum hillage (boo) (but actually yay, because hills feel a million times easier and less scary now). After getting into a little altercation with a
[+] I'm thinking about which race to sign up for next. Something short and speedy? Or a longer distance? Decisions, decisions. Based on how things have been going lately, it seems like spring is a better time for a long run and fall is better suited for a shorter one. Training for a half or longer right now sounds akin to torture, even more so than normal.
[+] Kanye West songs are 69 cents on itunes this week so go complete your Kanye discography right meow.