"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg



Weekly Running Log

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Run, Run, Run

This is not my weekly report (obviously) but an update on my running so far this week.

This week has been a good one so far. Now that we're back to running at the Sportsplex, there's be a little adjusting...leg-wise. We had become so accustomed to totally flat running that the little grades at the Sp. made it a little challenging. We find that running early in the mornings has been the time to go in order to beat the heat and humidity as much as possible. Though we don't always get out as early as we plan to, it is still early enough to not pass out while we run.

I had to lay off last week due to pain that has re-surfaced. I believe it is the same chest pain I have had to endure from the fall I had earlier this year. It is in the exact same place as before. They are sharp, stabbing, break-taking pains and have kept me awake at night and uneasy during the day. It never bothered me while we were gone. I don't know if I over-exerted on my speed run (the first I've done) two days before we left and the pain reminded me that the injury was still there although my body was healing. Needless to say, I succombed to rest (no running) until the pain left again...a whole week!!! Ugh...

With all of that said, this week has really been great so far. I am hoping to log in miles in the 25 mile range each week. I was able to do this the last couple of weeks we were in Gulf Shores and with being off last week I wasn't sure if I could run more than a couple of miles at a time bringing my weekly mileage down a lot. It looks like things are going great again. It's a little hard to get going but as I keep at it the better it feels to run and am able to keep my miles up.

Monday - 5 miles
Tuesday - 7 miles
Wednesday - 5 miles

Yesterday was a great day for distance. I don't know if I would have even thought of going this far had it not been for Frank. The first mile was hard and my legs felt heavy. He ran with me after the first mile and while we talked, we ran and ran and before I knew it we had gone 7 miles. This is the first time I've run this far in quite a while and was very excited about it...although I could have drank an ocean of bottled water when I was finished, ha!

Today, I was a little tight and wanted to make at least 3 miles. Again, after the first mile and working out the soreness, running became easier. As a matter of fact, this run was great pace-wise. Every time I looked at my Garmin it was recording a running pace in the 8 minute range!! I was so excited because it never felt like I was running that fast. Hey, that's fast for me...okay? The last mile I decided I was going to walk to cool down. Not being a walker (this is soooo difficult for me to do when I'm wanting to run now), I started walking and then decided to run to "that" pole, then I walked a little more and ran a little further and before I knew it I ran the whole way; therefore, keeping my entire run at a decent pace.

I'm now wanting to run 5 miles the next couple of days. Keep watch on my log at the top of the page to see if I make it.

Note: Any time you want to view my runs, you can click on my Weekly Running Log and go to the week you are interested in seeing.

Run 4 It...Robbie

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2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half



2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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