Running Log - November 12th

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    Nov 12, 2010 10:03 PM GMT
    Ran 4 miles on the indoor track. Honestly was trying to run slower, but my body wanted to push, so I ended up running it in 29:55, just under 7:30 pace.

    Although my right knee joint has decided to be a bit difficult, the hips were not a factor today.
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    Nov 13, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    Always in awe of you, Zox. You really are an amazing runner, I wish I had your ability!!!
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    Nov 13, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    _Zox_ said
    Although my right knee joint has decided to be a bit difficult...


    I honestly think the indoor tracks are really bad for knees.
    I have bad knees but they never bother me as much as they do when I run on indoor tracks. icon_mad.gif
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    Nov 13, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    Briefs29 saidAlways in awe of you, Zox. You really are an amazing runner, I wish I had your ability!!!


    I am just in awe of it lately. September 2009 when I started up, I couldn't do a mile without becoming really winded, now I can get up to 12 without becoming winded.

    But I think the motivation is people I used to beat handily in high school are winning marathons. I know I can be in that group.
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    Nov 13, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    mnboy said
    _Zox_ said
    Although my right knee joint has decided to be a bit difficult...


    I honestly think the indoor tracks are really bad for knees.
    I have bad knees but they never bother me as much as they do when I run on indoor tracks. icon_mad.gif


    I am mixed on this. On one hand I don't have to deal with the elements and uneven surfaces, but on the other hand I have idiots who play basketball who decide to congregate in the lane I want to run in. I feel like plowing them over and having them thrown out, since I am faculty at the college I run at, but cooler heads prevail.

    Also I haven't decided whether a banked or unbanked track is the best. I ran on unbanked tracks and had lots of foot and knee problems, but on a banked track I had problems with speed because I always was nervous hitting the high bank.

    As it gets colder outside, I just deal with running on the indoor track and treadmills.
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    Nov 13, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    I don't know if it makes a difference what surface you run on. If you're not doing it already whether the track is banked or unbanked you can always try switching directions halfway through so you're not constantly stressing and overworking the muscles of one side.

    For knee pain you just want to make sure your quadriceps, are limber and strong because they all cross the knee joint, and tight hamstrings can also cause pulls in the wrong directions as one of their purposes is to rotate the flexed knee and the hip. If your knees aren't straight when you hit the ground it really takes its toll. What really helped me was having someone videotape me while I was running in a track meet. Lately I've been concentrating on form over speed.

    Yesterday: 10 miles slow in 1:23ish

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    Nov 13, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidI don't know if it makes a difference what surface you run on. If you're not doing it already whether the track is banked or unbanked you can always try switching directions halfway through so you're not constantly stressing and overworking the muscles of one side.

    For knee pain you just want to make sure your quadriceps, are limber and strong because they all cross the knee joint, and tight hamstrings can also cause pulls in the wrong directions as one of their purposes is to rotate the flexed knee and the hip. If your knees aren't straight when you hit the ground it really takes its toll. What really helped me was having someone videotape me while I was running in a track meet. Lately I've been concentrating on form over speed.

    Yesterday: 10 miles slow in 1:23ish



    Yeah I have come a long way in my stride. I used to run like a duck when I was younger and I wouldn't get anywhere. Once I straightened up my times dropped by minutes.

    The alternate days on the direction, but so do I when I run due to my schedule.
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    Nov 13, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    _Zox_ saidRan 4 miles on the indoor track. Honestly was trying to run slower, but my body wanted to push, so I ended up running it in 29:55, just under 7:30 pace.

    Although my right knee joint has decided to be a bit difficult, the hips were not a factor today.


    I don't know how you can run inside. I get board so fast running on a treadmill or indoor track. Hats off to youicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif I'm an outside runner only, unless it's freezing rain, I'm out there...

    Last several days have been great!! NC weather in the 06's and sunny. Today did 15 miles......icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 13, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Awesome! Keep at it! i did 22 miles this morning at average 7mph pace..........the pace was great, but i'm less concerned with that and more concerned about being able to get another 4 or 5 miles down comfortably before April............5 months and 4 days until D-day!
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
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    _Zox_ saidRan 4 miles on the indoor track. Honestly was trying to run slower, but my body wanted to push, so I ended up running it in 29:55, just under 7:30 pace.

    Although my right knee joint has decided to be a bit difficult, the hips were not a factor today.


    I don't know how you can run inside. I get board so fast running on a treadmill or indoor track. Hats off to youicon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif I'm an outside runner only, unless it's freezing rain, I'm out there...

    Last several days have been great!! NC weather in the 06's and sunny. Today did 15 miles......icon_smile.gif


    The indoor track is small 8 3/4 laps to a mile. There is also a big clock on the wall that I use to keep track of pace. I count out my laps. It is more work mentally keeping track of it all. Now I watch where the second hand is. I know that if I completed the 9 laps in 9 minutes I would have run just under 9 minutes a mile. 35 laps is 4 miles once you do the math of 8 3/4 laps per mile X 4 miles. I basically count my laps and also keep track of how many minutes I have run ahead of the scheduled 60 second lap. So yesterday I ended up run 5 minutes and 5 seconds ahead of where I should have been for 29:55.

    I know but it just makes sense to me. Plus I tend to remember past races and focus on things of the day, and I find the time flies by.