Today I met Holly and I ran while she rode her bike along side me down to the high school to run stairs. I don't know what I was thinking. Last time I ran stairs my calves were sore, so I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment this week. We ran stairs for 30 minutes using 1 minute run/1 minute rest intervals. Then I ran home and she continued on her bike ride. By the time I had gotten a few blocks down the road, I started feeling pretty good so I decided to take the longer way home. It ended up being a little over 8 miles in all. I saw Jodi going out when I was almost home. We talked for a while and I was wishing we would have coordinated a little better again. I got home and finished my weights for the week. It's been a good week.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
My calves, oh my aching calves!
I knew that my calves would probably hurt after all that jump roping, but to be honest, since I started really focusing on my weight training this week, they were pretty much the only part of my body that wasn't in pain. Well I changed that in a hurry! I ran Friday my old 5 mile route backwards and down Main Street for part of it so that I could go past the drinking fountains. The first two miles is all uphill and my calves were screaming, but I knew the middle 2 would be downhillish so I made them keep going. It was one of the best runs I've had in a long time and didn't really need to stop and walk at all. And I felt like I was pushing it a little. Too bad those days are few and far between. I finished with lower body weights but ran out of time for the upper.