On Monday, I hung out with Jason, so no workout that day.
Tuesday - 5 mile run at Lake Johnson - It was the first non-treadmill run for the Brooks. No problems. (7.5 miles on the shoes so far)
Wednesday - 7 mile bike ride - hilly Umstead route
Thursday - Weights: upper and lower and 40 minute treadmill run - pace low 11s upper 10s 3.5 miles (11 miles total on the shoes) Heart rate: 140s
Saturday I helped a friend move from one third floor apartment to another third floor apartment. I could have worked out, but I was tired and my form would've been terrible. Instead, I went shoe shopping. I got some running shoes that do not irritate my bone spur so much. Welcome to the family (of running shoes that litter my floor) Brooks Adrenaline!
Sunday is a workout extravaganza! I rode my bike from Godbold park to Cemetery Hill and back; it took about 2 hours. I stretched and had lunch, then I went to the gym. I worked upper and lower body, and I tested my new shoes by running and walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes: about a mile and a half. The Adrenalines are not perfect, but they are a huge step in the right direction.
Jason's dad came into town Thursday night. Tearing through the house with a vacuum cleaner in a vain attempt to keep the dust bunnies at bay before company arrives could be considered exercise. Not sure how to log that, but it's duly noted.
Friday, I ran 5 miles at Lake Johnson. I felt draggy. This feeling is common if I try to run on the first or second day of my period. Ha! Bet you did not see that TMI coming, gotcha;-)
Lake Johnson: 7.5 miles with surges - stretched at LJ and iced my feet when I got home.
Monday: gym upper and lower - 2.7 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday: off - visited orthopedist - my foot needs surgery, no question:-(
My orthotic set-up is good for now, but my big toe will only get worse if it is not fixed. At least, my knee seems to be responding to all the gym work.
These are not first time events, but they have not happened in a while. This past week is my first 20 mile week since December 2009.
Also, Saturday I ran 7 miles (not including warm-up and cool down). I ran for an hour and 23 minutes. The purpose of this workout was to go the distance slow and easy. With that time, this run was a resounding success!
After my run, Jason and I bombed on up to Floyd, VA. We attended a wine reception on Sunday with Jason's dad, Chip, and Sheree. We are back home trying to get ready for the week.
Wednesday: Gym - upper and lower - 2.8 miles on the treadmill, pace low 11s upper 10s - piriformis giving me trouble again - ice and Aleve
Thursday: 5 miles at Lake Johnson easy - and now Rupal's Drag Race
I walked a lot and ran 5.5 miles yesterday, both knees achy again. It's is time to go back to the ortho. There is a walking competition at work. Maybe I am taking it too seriously.
The 5 mile loop at Lake Johnson felt good today. I'm getting more power from the ground up through my legs. I think my legs just have to get used to my new gait. My knees ached a little, but it was negligible. The pace was mostly easy with a half mile tempo and 100 meters hard. The temperature was 65 degrees F with low humidity. I have to work in a little casual speed practice now before it gets too hot and humid.
My left arch aches a little, I'll ice it as a precaution.
Friday was a day off. I walked around downtown. Had a beer at Natty Greene. The beer was good; I had the amber. The menu looked like standard bar food. Maybe I'll try something later, but what I saw did not excite me.
Saturday: Weights upper and lower - 30 minutes on the elliptical machine - worked in the yard