Oct 6, 2010

Got my 4 mile run in this morning! It was a beautiful 49 degrees.  Dressed in tank/LS shirt and shorts. Also wore my Nathan hydration belt for the first time in a training run this morning. I bought it last Saturday night and wore it for the first time Sunday morning for the RFTC race.  It was a little irksome that morning as I started it out low on my hips and it rode up to my waist taking my shirt with it which was quite uncomfy, but I was so focused on my run that I didnt bother to fix it. 

This morning I fiddled with it while out and my run and discoved that I need to make it PRETTY snug on my hips to stay in place while I am running. Not so tight that its uncomfortable but tight enough that I know its not going anywhere. 

I did some hills the first 1.5 miles of the run through my neighborhood. I really love going uphill but I still loathe the downhills. I am doing all the right things but it still feels so unnatural and like I am doing something wrong. I hope that changes the more I do it.

My legs were pretty sore this morning from doing lower body weights yesterday, but it actually felt really good to stretch them out with a run.  They are still pretty sore right now and I am trying to figure out if I should lift lower body on the day before my run, or the same days as my run (after my run is done).  The jury is still out on that one. 

I have a 6 miler coming up this Saturday. My longest distance yet and I am SUPER excited.  I am going to have to be sure not to rush the run and to take it NICE and easy as I dont want to get injured through my zealousness.  I am noticing a marked difference in my arms since I have started to do some upper body work the last 3 weeks-yay for me!

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2 Responses to Oct 6, 2010

  1. Andrea M says:

    I have a hydration belt – love it! It was SO wonderful this summer. As far as the lower body strength training – might have to try one thing for a few weeks, then another for a few. It makes sense to do it the same day as a short run (maybe 2miles or so), but if you don’t run every day – you could certainly “kill it” on an off running day.

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