May 21, 2004
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I went for a long run again today. Went a bit further this time, shaved off 2 minutes, and didn't puke (unlike last time). I feel fine. It felt more like a 5 km run. I think that I'll be doing 10's at least once a week now. Soon I have to find an event to get in. Oh, and the other good thing about today's run? We did a negative split (running the second half in less time than the first -> speeding up as you get more tired). ;-)
Listening to: Pixies - Hey
Posted by jim at May 21, 2004 05:04 PM
I ran 4k without stopping today! I was pleased with that. It had to do mostly with pace and breathing, which I didn't pay much attention to before your posts. :) I did another 1.5k after a walking break too, so I'm up to about 6k in approx 50 minutes. (I run a "lap" of a 2k "track")
I'm going to move to times soon instead as soon as I get a watch. :)
I wasn't winded at the end of that 4k, my calves started tightening up and that's why I started walking. I did stretch them out before the run but is there something I could be doing better?
Nice! That's awesome. Feels really great eh? ;-)
I don't really know what you can do other than stretching. If your legs are bothering you during the run, stop and stretch them again. There's a couple of good stretches that I use. I'll try and find a webpage that has them tomorrow.
One thing that I would like to stress is that you it's *really* not a good idea to increase your time more than 20 minutes in a 2 week span. Run shorter runs at first (doing pace, etc). Then when you've done that for 2 weeks, increase it up 20 minutes. If you don't follow this general "rule", then you have a much higher chance of injury.
That sounds like a good rule. I'm running laps, so it's hard to tell how long it takes and the difference between when I started and now. Probably the first run was only 20 minutes and now I'm up to about 45.
When I start timing my runs (found my watch, it just needs batteries) and doing 5's and 1's I'll be able to keep better track of my times. So far I'm just going by how my legs feel and I stop when they tighten up.
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