Hi runners 😄
Rock your run🤘
Vous savez ce que j'ai kiffé ce matin les z'amis ?
Courir évidemment, mais avec le son de mon frère dans les oreilles 🤘😍🤩❤️ (Je vous invite à écouter sa musique enveloppante et ses paroles percutantes👊le lien de son dernier titre est dans ma bio😉).
Il fait partie de ceux pour qui je voue une admiration sans limite et qui me donnent envie d'être chaque jour un peu plus audacieuse et déterminée. Alors qui sait, peut-être que je vais à mon tour oser et foncer vers ce qui me fait vibrer!
En attendant, je me suis éclatée sur cette sortie improvisée et imprévue. Les bonnes sensations reviennent, la confiance est née... C'est le pied😄🤘
Je vous souhaite une belle journée les z'amis😘. Éclatez-vous et profitez de ceux et ce que vous aimez ❤️
Live 😄love ❤️and run 🏃♀️
6 slow miles because that’s all I had today. I’ve been thinking a lot about recovery and it feels like I’m recovering slower from harder workouts than in the past (especially over the last couple of weeks). This got me 🤔. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
•Am I low in iron or deficient in something else?
•Am I getting enough sleep?
•Am I sitting too much? (desk job)
•Am I just getting older and my body is going to need longer recovery?
•Is my diet not giving my body what it needs to bounce back?
•Have I just run too much over the past year without proper downtime to let my body recoup?
•Is my body just still fighting something off right now (I’ve had a cold since July 4th and still am coughing quite a bit)?
I’m sure it’s a combination of factors. I did some research though and have read some very different studies regarding aging and recovery. Some say that there is definitely a correlation. Others say that younger people recover at the same rate. The difference for this stance is that younger people typically work harder and are stronger and older people tend to do less (thinking they aren’t spring chickens anymore), this weakens them and makes them more sore for when they do harder workouts. Interesting. . . ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
What I do know is that sleep and diet are critical- so will be focusing on those first to see if I feel any different over the next couple of weeks. I’m always intrigued when people on here talk about how hard it is for them to slow down on recovery days and I wish that was my problem. I’ve been feeling like a 🐌 on my off days.
Have any of you noticed patterns with how you feel on your recovery days?
965892 days ago
My training plan called for a 50k this weekend, and I decided to do a solo, point-to-point run from my house to my parents‘ house. That seems like a far distance to travel but it’s only about 19 miles, so I had to create a route that would give me 31 miles. I opted for a northern route as I knew it would be mostly farm country and that suits me just fine. I took off a little after 6am today and after an hour I was surrounded by beautiful, fresh-cut hay fields. I had packed my signature pb&j sandwiches and the miles were flying by while I snacked. I hadn’t realized it, but this route took me past my grandparents’ cemetery and I stopped for a minute to visit. And then I was back on the road, and I crossed some train tracks and I-75 before finally making that left turn to head towards town. (Continued in comments)
306828 hours ago
This pic says it all- this was rough. I set out to do a 6 mile tempo and literally thought I was going to die during the first mile. I did 1.5 as a warm up, 2 miles faster (7:29, 7:20) and .5 as a cool down. I don’t know what to say- but I’ll regroup and hopefully next week will treat me better. ➰
I’ve been having a lot of anxiety about things lately (and I’m not usually an anxious person). This has been causing my mind to spin constantly and I’m not getting good sleep. I also may just need to take a little time off from marathon training and focus on shorter distances. I’m seriously considering doing the Labor Day marathon with my son (around a 9 min pace) and then dropping down to the half at Mt. Lemmon in Tucson in November. My body may just need less miles right now. I love running so much though, that it literally breaks my heart to run less 💔. ➰
I’ll give myself this week to figure it all out for sure. For now, I’m going to eat some protein and take a bath! Hope you all are having amazing runs out there!
Today’s run didn’t quite go as planned! 3k in and I ate the trail. Hard. With 4 weeks until race day and not great training thus far, I’m hoping to get out tomorrow and try again. Not sure what hurts the most: the arm, my ego, or my brand new @garmin 😭
Never run this course before... 80% down hill on the way out made for a VERY FAST first half (7:05 mile 1)... the 80% up hill on the way back into the finish, into a head wind, made for a bit of a rough second half (8:41 mile 3, with walking out the side cramps for a minute, twice 😆)... wicked pumped with how the legs held up after sitting all day, though!!! Heard someone say "he's running like the flash!" while striding it out to the finish (6:29 pace for last 0.15 miles)! Currently riding out the third runners high of the summer this evening 🤓
Run + Travel
People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But don’t think that’s the reason most people run.Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life – and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree.
Back to a familiar route this morning- the Briones Reservoir- but i did shake it up and ran the loop counterclockwise for a change. I spent a big portion of the run chasing Karl The Fog away. Every time i got close (he just there over my shoulder photobombing me) he would continue his retreat until only blue skies were left