Unfortunately, after you have blisters, it doesn't take much to re-aggravate them, even if you have switched back to your oh so great running shoes. Today after my run I decided it was time to get out my sword aka my trusty blister popping needle. I lined up all the supplies: peroxide? Check! Sword? Check! Cotton ball? Check! Bandaids? Check! And it was on. Pop poke puncture. P^3 I guess I am lucky (lucky?) that I only get water blisters, I can imagine that blood blisters are a little more gross and painful. Usually after I pop mine they'll refill themselves a couple of times, but then they'll be gone for good (assuming I stick to good shoes). Until then, I think I'll leave my P^3 station set up on my coffee table. Man it's a good thing I don't have roommates. :p (P.S. I hope you can't see the fur on my legs, they're like chia pets, I swear. Also, I really hope none of my readers have foot fetishes, because, um..gross.)
Now that you've all emptied your stomach contents due to my brutal overshare (what? I thought there was no such thing as TMI for runners...pussies....), on to some runs. Tuesday I had one of my least favorite workouts: mile repeats. Blech. I had 6 miles total with a one mile warm up, 2 x 1600 m. @ 8:02 pace and 800 jogs, and a one mile cooldown. After going through the workout in my head, I realized that it was going to end on a 2 mile cool down, and I knew I would be tempted to skip it, so instead I did a 2 mile warm up. I'm a genius sometimes. :) Honestly I tried to cut this run short in so many ways and I'm pretty proud that I ended up with all 6 miles.
I did the 6 miles in 54:53 for a pace of 9:09. Mile times, 7:54 & 7:55, HECK YA!
|Warm Up||1 Mi||9:39||9:39||9:39|
|Warm Up||1 Mi||9:39||19:18||9:39|
I was pretty darn proud of my sweat fest and speed session.
This morning I woke up and headed to the gym (pre Jeri Lance-a-lot) to do my easy 6 miles. As soon as I stepped outside I questioned why I was going to the gym. It was in the low 20's, which in my brain=cold. But I forget what cold minus wind feels like..... not bad at all. I checked the weather report for Saturday, and with a high of 25 and little to no wind, looks like the Jerbear is OFF THE TREADMILL and on the trails for her 14 miler (PDR right here, whoo!)
Anyway, I wasn't too hyped up about my 6 miler, as I tend to get annoyed by the easy/junk miles in training programs. Right after I jumped on the treadmill, a guy jumped on the one next to me, who had a prosthetic leg from the knee down. Seeing him bust out his mile next to me almost brought tears to my eyes. Not only was he truly inspiring as a runner, but it put my run into perspective. There should never be a time that I dread doing a run, I should be thankful everyday that I lace up my running shoes that I'm healthy and capable of running. So anyways, thanks random dude for giving me some perspective and inspiration this morning.
I did 6 miles in 56:51 for a pace of 9:29.
After completing the first 5 miles at a nice and leisurely pace, I had to kick up the speed on the 6th mile. I also played around with the incline. Definitely made the run more interesting.
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