Today’s running bloglog entry. This post is part of my daily public running log and may not be of general interest. Read on if you like, sometimes there are some interesting observations about running, that come out in these logs.
The day after the yet another bout of freezing rain! I hate freezing rain, there isn’t a lot that can be said that is good about it, except the next morning when the sun comes out it is pretty, with all the sparkling going on. But it totally sucks when you try to run on it.
I was scheduled to go longer yesterday, but decided to take a rest day instead, it was a good thing. I have feeling that I needed the rest, more than a long run on ice. :-).
Today, I thought that I would do 5 or 6 down back, when I got to the dirt road – it was pretty bad, not bad enough to not run on it, but pretty damn close. So I did a mile each way of ice running at about 12:00 minute pace, I would not have wanted to run faster than that, it was that bad.
Once I got through that icy section, I focused on my cadence and form. I noticed that on the tar my running has gotten a lot quieter than it was. The cadence does seem to make a difference. I still gotta work on the froward lean and pulling my leg to the back.
When I got to Notta Rd, I looked down at my iPhone and the damn Nike+ had paused at some point during the run, so I said screw-it and just turned around. I won’t be using the Nike+ app again any time soon, that is the third time in the last couple of weeks that it just stopped on me.
After turning around turned on the cadence app and started running to that. It seemed pretty quick today, but I was managing to keep up with it pretty well. After the run was over when I looked at it, I had somehow slid it up to 204 beats per minute, so I was clipping right along, but didn’t feel all that bad to me, but I wasn’t going THAT fast, just faster leg turnover.
I wore the Tommie Copper knee and calf sleeves, just to see how they felt while running. The good part was after I got going I didn’t really notice that I had them on, which is how it should be. I am not sure how much they helped, but at the end my knee wasn’t complaining and the calves didn’t bark at me nearly as much, so they seemed to help.
I am writing this RunLog post a couple of hours later and noticed that I don’t have the calf tightness that I did the last time I ran with the metronome and my knee didn’t ache after the run??? Is the Tommie Copper stuff doing its magical thing – I really don’t know, but there seems to be a difference.
During this run, I also tried a different something else that I just got in the mail this morning and all I can say is WOW! It worked as advertised and then some, expect a review of this next week sometime – I was very impressed and definitely noticed a difference.
Quality of the Run: Very good
Time of Run: 2:40 P.M.
Weather: Partly sunny and temp dropping fast
Janathon Day #28 Yep I have done something at least a 1/2 hour every day this month 🙂 even on my rest days.