Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's cold outside.....



but I'm not complaining.  It was 32 degrees, sunny, & no wind.  It could be worse, I could live in Fargo, ND and be running in the temps -4.  I had to run 7 today.  I had a late start because the GPS function was turned off and being a Garmin virgin I still had to fiddle with the thing for a while to get all my functions running.  I had a great run, no clicking, no pain.  I don't know if you guys have this on your Garmin but at the end of my run I heard a hissing sound, at first I couldn't figure out what it was but it was definitely coming from the Garmin.  I put it up to my ear and heard, "you go girl." Weird.....do ya'll have that function? LOL.....


My babies feedback:
Distance-7.36
Time-1:09
Av. Pace-9:29
Calories-859

Workout Today:
Run-7
Weight Training-Shoulders, Back
Spin


On a side note, I think my IT band issues
are being helped by stretching.  I read about how rolling the side of IT band will correct the issue of soreness due to how tight it gets from overuse or lack of stretching.  It hurts like hell but I'm sticking with stretching that sucker so I don't have to deal with injury's this year.  Here is the link that I found on youtube if your interested.




12 comments:

Marcy said...

Oooohhhh 32 degrees sounds nice! So sad that I have to say that LOL

Eric said...

really cold in fact I had to run outside yesterday

aron said...

that is cold to me!!!

hmmm i will have to listen closer to my garmin next time :)

i had ITB pain when i started training for my last marathon and it went away with stretching and lots of foam rollering. i try to keep up with it so it doesnt come back!

raulgonemobile said...

Thanks for the video link! I just started foam rolling not too long ago

tfh said...

Great job on the cold run. That's pretty funny about your Garmin. It's coming alive!

SAHHWBW said...

It was 6 degrees in The Chi this AM with snow. I did a quick (relatively quick given the footing) 5 miles outside. Thursday's forecast in -8 F with -30 F wind chill. I'm supposed to run a 7-8 mile tempo run but it may be too cold to run outside and I hate running on the treadmill. A 7 mile tempo run on the treadmill may be impossible for me so I may just bag it this week and do a quick 5 outside again. I usually don't wear my Garmin when there's snow on the ground because I get depressed with the pace. I've focussed so much on myself that I forgot to look at your results. Do you find the fact that your husband plans to kick your ass in the race motivational?

SAHHWBW said...

OK, just looked at the results: 7 miles at a 9:30 pace. That's really good. John has no chance. I think you should be targeting a sub 2:00 race. If you can run a 9:30 pace for a 7 mile training run, it's realistic to expect to run :30 per mile faster in a race. So, the key is extending the 7 miles to 14 or 15 without slowing down in training. Then, the key is to keep your hands out of the air during the race. Result: 1:59.

Shannon said...

I love you- SAHHWBW, thanks for the pep talk! Your the best smart ass coach a girl can have. Can I keep you? BTW, John kicking my ass? I"ll refrain from anymore comments......

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

i use a foam roller on various parts of my body these days. really works!

ShirleyPerly said...

Yikes! 32 degs is definitely cold to me, even though I was in much colder temps just recently.

Keep on rolling. I've not had IT band problems before but know lots of folks who get good results from doing so.

Kevin said...

I am not looking forward to the low teens Friday morning.

I am a rolling/trigger point fool. I havent had any IT band problems, but it has helped out some of my other problems

Mendy said...

I hear ya on the weather. We are quite lucky we don't have below freezing temps. Your pace is GREAT! Keep up the hard work. It's paying off big time.

Good job rolling - taking care of those pains.