Saturday, March 20, 2010

Heavy Legs, Quick Hands

Sunday: 6 miles @ 11:15 pace; Boyfriend and I did this run mainly on the trails in Golden Gate Park. I'd like to officially blame the trails for the slow pace (and the feeling like my heart rate was through the roof most of the run). Sadly, the trails in Golden Gate Park are fairly tame. It was a fun run except for me turning my ankles... Three times. The third time I did it, I threw a little trail fit and moved us back onto the road.

Tuesday: 3 miles @ 10:17 pace, 0.5 miles in VFF; Made it a point to run the hill by Fort Mason/Aquatic Park. Figured that was my Big Sur training for the week. I also took the Vibram shoes out for a quick spin and was happy that even though I haven't been too consistent with them, I had no post-run pain. I should share that Boyfriend loves running in his VFF's and even did the Sunday 6 miler in them. I still don't foresee myself running much more than a mile in them as more of a cross-training exercise.

Thursday: 6 miles, including 4 miles @ 8:58 pace; The last few weeks my tempo runs have been pretty easy. Today's run was pretty tough. I fought really hard to keep up the pace for 4 miles.

Friday: 3 mile @ 9:52 pace

This whole week my legs have felt really heavy. The taper week before Austin and Napa I had a real spring to my step and pent up energy to burn. I don't quite feel that way this time. That's okay, because I am planning on carrying my camera at the LA Marathon this week to take photos & have some fun. I want to run pretty conservatively given 1) My lack of legs this week, 2) The heat factor in southern California and 3) I'm running Oakland seven days later.

I have also been knitting up a storm this week. I recently learned that I will be in town this Sunday in the LA area for a friend's baby shower. So in the last four days I knit up a baby blanket and hat for her little bun in the oven. I am still a newbie knitter and I love how I pick up a new skill with each project.


8 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

The hat is the cutest! well done. The rabbits seem to have taken one of my FFVs. I've been running three miles every few days and want to try them for that.....

Hef's Mom said...

What a cute little hate, but a fish, not a bunny? I continue to be amazed by how far you run. Shadow and I are up to doing sprints for 6:38 minutes on our 30 minute walk.

bunnygirl said...

That little hat is adorable!

And it sounds like you need a good sports massage on those legs. :-)

Mica said...

Yeah, a massage sounds like it is in order for those heavy legs. (I hate that feeling! I also hate "period legs," but that's another story.)

Your knitting is really beautiful. The stitches are so neat and consistent!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Whoa - great knit stuff! (If you ever need to practice on one with a bunny on it ...)

You would not be trying to sand bag us here would you????

Alisa said...

I love the hat and blanket!

Definitely give those legs a break, you deserve it.

ShirleyPerly said...

Hope your race went well in L.A. this weekend. And cute hat & blanky gift!!

ShirleyPerly said...

PS - I too think that a massage is a good idea if you are still feeling like you have dead legs. I got them nearly every week during my 21 Run Salute.