Saturday, March 21, 2015

March 21 (Saturday)

March 21 (Saturday) - 8 miles easy with Downtown Darin Brown in Madison from my house.  Hamstring sore.  What else is new.   I was originally tinkering with going down to Concord for a 5k today but was up almost all night with Tabby Rose. She rips an all-nighter about once every 2 months and it's usually right before I want to do a race.  So needless to say I was watching television at 3am while she was playing with the Paw Patrol.  Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was on and my rule is that if she's keeping me up, we are watching what I want to watch...


5 comments:

  1. Jim,
    First off, I'm a fan of yours and I've been following your blog for awhile now. I ran for Kingswood in high school with Max Thomas who, I'm sure you know. I was surprised to read today that you were thinking about racing a 5k this morning when your quads were bothering you just yesterday. Then after today's 8 miles, you said your hamstring was bothering you. Wouldn't it do more harm than good to race like that? You are one of 5-10 people I've followed on Blogspot this winter, and you have kept me motivated to get out the door or hop on the dreadmill when there is a snowstorm. Thank you for the motivation! It has been great following your training and races so keep blogging and running man!

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  2. Hey man, thanks for the kind words and concern. Yeah, probably a good thing to avoid the 5k and the timing of my all-nighter was probably for the best. The hammy is a recurring (almost once a year thing) and I typically run (easy) through it and it ends up going away. It's getting better but some days I feel like it's gone and then I run on it and it seems like it flares back up again. The quads were a side effect of the workout and all but went away by yesterday morning thank goodness. Hamstring still an issue but you know me....not wanting to be one to keep missing opportunities to race or get a decent workout in ;). I have missed 2 planned races in a row now...I don't want to keep making that a habit. Great to hear you've been able to keep up the work this winter. It's been ROUGH for sure. When/if you see me at a race this year, let's chat. Hope to see you out there soon! - JJ

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  3. Hey, your welcome, I can definitely relate to that. I had some trouble with my right upper hamstring 10 days out from New Bedford, and I also hate missing races! I actually signed up for the Spring Ahead 3 Miler the morning of, and then had to call it on the warm up because my hammy flared up. It has been pretty rough. I had a couple close calls with snow plows on a few of the worst, weather-wise days I've ever run outside that definitely made me appreciate the treadmill more. Albeit, I haven't been running the kind of mileage you've been hammering out! I'll get in touch if I see you at a race for sure! Do you have any planned races for the next month or so?

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  4. Hammies are the worst. I want to get mine removed. I think after today, we're out of the woods on this whole winter thing (wishful thinking) ;).. I am taking things weekend to weekend ...I've pencilled things in but not sure what exactly I'm doing. This weekend is ES20 and Gilmanton. I would love to do one of these... ES20 would be just a long run at good effort. I'm not in 20 mile shape and haven't run that far all year. If I do Gilmanton, it's to cross that off the list...never done that race before. Just need to race myself into shape somehow... These races are great ways to do it.

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  5. Yeahh definitely. I hope winter is over by now, so sick of the crappy weather and treadmills. Gilmanton is a tough one; hard climb right after the 2 mile mark and then a .2 mi. downhill finish which is nice if you have anything left in the legs. Well I hope ES20 went well if you ended up racing it!

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