Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I love RECOVERY Runs! Feels good...

Had a great run this morning with my dear friend Diana who is training for her very first HALF MARATHON, the R’n’R Seattle Half. She has been training and has had to take some time off due to serious shin splints. We decided to run together today and we were hoping to get 5 miles in. We got started a little late because we were chatting with our friends at the gym so it meant we had to cut our run together a little short. We had a great run and the sun was shining. We got to catch up since she just got back from a week long family trip. We did a little walking so she could recover from a bad side ache.  Why do you get side aches/stiches I have been getting them too and they are soooo annoying.  I have read a few ways to recover and it kind of helps.  Do you have any great way to recover from these?  PLEASE share! We split up so she could get back and I went on to finish my 5 miles. I ended up meeting a new friend, Sue. I have seen her at the gym but we had never met. She was running back to the gym so we ran back together. She is a little faster pace than me so it helped me finish strong.

I love...love days like this. I wasn't winded at all and had a ton of energy. Hope that same feeling happens on my 16 miler this week!

Miles: 5.58
Pace: 10:02
Time: 56:02
Calories: 717

Mile 1: 9:33
Mile 2: 10:03
Mile 3: 10:43
Mile 4: 11:25
Mile 5: 9:04
Mile 6: 9:07

After a tough race mentally this was just what I needed to feel confident about my running.  Great runs make up for bad runs!  Nice days make me so excited about the coming months and the good spring weather we will hopefully get.



You are going to own that 16 miler! Be confident. You can do it. I often get side stiches when I am dehydrated. It tends to happen on days where it warms up and my body isn't used to it, like early spring and summer.

ajh said...

I don't get side stitches and I worry it is because I don't push myself enough!

Robyn said...

Ugh I always get the side stitch on my right side. Let me know if you find a remedy that works!

Tricia said...

Side stiches: going to fast for your fitness level or dehydration are the usual suspects. :)

Drink more on a regular basis or try slowing down when it happens. That usually helps.

Tricia said...

oh goodness...that came off like I was calling you out of shape.


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