This week started off good, with two runs at 10″00 per mile and 10″42 per mile. But it ended with two hard runs with over 12″00 per mile and one very upset tummy afterwards. I hope I can get this figured out before the long runs get even longer.
Runners, I have another question for your at the end of this post. Let me know what you think.
Monday, June 2, 2008
run type: training run
route: started at home, out to beginning of Stadtwald Giessen and back
distance: 3 miles
pace per mile: 10’00”
additional notes: Nice! I didn’t feel too hot, and I was sure that I was going to be hitting 12 minute miles. Again (I know I just said this a few weeks ago), It doesn’t get any easier, you just get faster. More proof.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
run type: pace run
route: started from home, out to 1/2-mile mark in Stadtwald Giessen and back
distance: 4 miles
pace per mile: 10’42”
additional notes: Another great run. I was scheduled for 5 miles, but time constraints made me do 4.
Saturday, 7 June, 2008
run type: Long training run
route: out to 2-mile marker, back to 48-37 , Schiffenberg-Bridge loop, up Main to 48-37 , out and back to Other Forest, down Main to 1/2-mile marker, left to end, right, next right, end at Main.
distance: 9 miles
pace per mile: 12’42”
additional notes: What is my problem? First it was the hill between miles 1 and 2. Then it was the heat between miles 3 and 4. Then my right ankle, knee, and hip. I walked almost 3 minutes. I am trying to figure this out, because the last two long runs were not good. After I was done running, my digestive track started. Not fun. I even felt like throwing up.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
run type: training run
route: started at home, out to the 1-mile marker in Stadtwald Giessen and back
distance: 5 miles
pace per mile: 12’12”
additional notes: Again, not a good run. More pain in my right-leg joints. I just felt not-good the whole time. Walked quite a bit, but never more than 2 minutes at a time. I even alternated between running 1 minute and walking 30 seconds towards the end. No running bowels today, but same nausea. What’s wrong with me?
Total Weekly Mileage: 21 miles
Total Minutes: 248 minutes
Overall Mileage: 21 miles
Overall Time: 4h8m
A Question for Runners
Do your hands swell up too? It seems like when I run anything over 5 miles, both of my hands swell up quite a bit. I just want to know if others experience this too. Know what causes it? I’m curious.