Going Longer Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:02:28 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Feb 24, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2018.html <p>Well, that seems to have gone well.&nbsp; I wasn&#39;t sure if I&#39;d hit my scheduled 14, but after I did, I decided to add 2 more.&nbsp; That brings my weekly mileage up to where it was scheduled to be, at 40 miles.</p> <p>Of course, this was a cut back week, and I don&#39;t think I&#39;ll be able to take on the 20 mile long run next Saturday, but we&#39;ll see how things go.&nbsp; I hadn&#39;t run 16 miles since just before Christmas.&nbsp; On the treadmill still, for safety.&nbsp; I don&#39;t want to take a chance on the icy roads just yet.</p> Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 23, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-23-2018.html <p>On the treadmill; no issues.&nbsp; Going to attempt a long run tomorrow.&nbsp; Scheduled for 14 miles - we&#39;ll see how far I can get.</p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 21, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2018.html <p>Worked a bit of speed into my 7 treadmill miles - no hamstring issues at all.&nbsp; Good news!</p> <p>62 minutes.</p> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-20-2018.html <p>I think I&#39;m back in the saddle.&nbsp; My physiotherapist cut me loose today - said I was good to go.&nbsp; Ran these 5 (actually scheduled for that) on my treadmill, where I&#39;ll be staying for a while until I&#39;m sure I&#39;m okay at longer distances.</p> <p>The trick now will be getting back up to training mileage safely.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-19-2018.html <p>Feeling more confident by the day.&nbsp; 20 minutes on the spin bike, followed by a 6 mile run on the treadmill.&nbsp; Alternated between a 10:00/mile and a 9:00/mile.&nbsp; Hamstring seems okay.&nbsp; Lots of aches from OTHER body parts, but I suppose that&#39;s to be expected after a couple of weeks layoff.</p> Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 17, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-17-2018.html <p>Was supposed to run 20 miles, so decided on 200 minutes of cardio.&nbsp; 40 minutes on the spin bike, followed by 10 minutes running, repeated 4x.&nbsp; Ended up feeling good ... no pain or tightness ... so went 140 minutes on the spin bike and 60 minutes running.</p> <p>It has been almost 5 weeks since my hamstring went ballistic.&nbsp; Two weeks reduced to 24 miles each, and then 2 weeks with virtually no running.&nbsp; I&#39;m hopeful I can get back to 24 miles next week and then build quickly from there.&nbsp; With the biking, I should not have lost too much fitness, so it&#39;s just a matter of not crossing over that line where I push my body too hard from running.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 16, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-16-2018.html <p>Getting there.&nbsp; After 65 minutes on the spin bike, I was able to run 4.5 on the treadmill at the physio&#39;s place.&nbsp; Picked up the speed a bit too - ran at 9:00/mile.&nbsp; Felt good.&nbsp; No pain or tightness in the hamstring.&nbsp; I&#39;m catiously optimistic.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 14, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-14-2018.html <p>55 minutes on the spin bike, followed by 2 miles on the treadmill this afternoon, under the watchful eye of my physiotherapist.&nbsp; His goal is to get me running 6 miles by the end of next week.&nbsp; The good news is, although there is still tightness when running, there was no pain at all when I was finished.</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 13, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-13-2018.html <p>60 minutes on the spin bike.</p> Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 12, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-12-2018.html <p>Was allowed 2 miles on the treadmill today, so sandwiched it in between an 80 minute spin on the bike.&nbsp; The hamstring (Biceps Femoris, to be precise) was tight throughout, but no real pain.&nbsp; We&#39;ll see what my physiotherapist thinks later today.</p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 10, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-10-2018.html <p>Can&#39;t run my scheduled 18 miler, so rode the spin bike for 3 hours instead.&nbsp; Ask me how I feel!</p> <p>I just keep telling myself it&#39;s good training for the glutes for the motorcycle riding season ahead.</p> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 09, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-09-2018.html <p>70 minutes on the spin bike.&nbsp; Physio seems to be going well; he&#39;s going to let me try a short run on Monday ... said 2 km, and I negotiated it up to 2 miles.&nbsp; :)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 07, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-07-2018.html <p>60 minutes on the spin bike.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Official name of my injury:&nbsp; Biceps Femoris Tendinopathy.&nbsp; Well, &quot;Tendinopathy&quot; is debatable in the literature.&nbsp; But it&#39;s my BF that is causing my distress.</p> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 06, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-06-2018.html <p>So, 60 minutes on the spin bike.</p> <p>I was not feeling great after yesterday&#39;s 3 miles.&nbsp; My physiotherapist is insisting on 2 more weeks of no running.&nbsp; Drat!</p> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 05, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-05-2018.html <p>One hour on the spin bike, followed by 30 minutes on the treadmill.&nbsp; I wanted to see how my hamstring would respond after being well warmed up and then going at a very slow pace.</p> <p>Not too good.&nbsp; I managed to run the 3 miles with some discomfort, but it&#39;s really sore now.&nbsp; I have a ways to go.</p> <p>Massage therapy later today, and back to physio for session number 3 tomorrow.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 03, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-03-2018.html <p>60 minutes on the stationary bike.&nbsp; A record breaking ONE mile of running this week.&nbsp; Ah well ... a new week is coming!</p> Sat, 03 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 02, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-02-2018.html <p>50 minutes on the stationary bike.&nbsp; Yuck.&nbsp; Second time to the phsyiotherapist today.</p> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 01, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-01-2018.html <p>So, went to see a physiotherapist yesterday.&nbsp; He&#39;ll be treating me for the next little while.&nbsp; In the meantime, I&#39;m on the stationary bike.&nbsp; 50 minutes of it today.</p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 31, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-31-2018.html <p>Was scheduled for 14 miles last Saturday, and it was a nice enough day to take it outside.&nbsp; I started off real slow and made it to the post office down the street - a quarter mile.&nbsp; Then I had to walk home.&nbsp; The hamstring.</p> <p>So, I took the next three days off and tried again just now on the treadmill.&nbsp; Got just past one mile and had to stop.&nbsp; I hate to do it, but I think I&#39;ll be on the stationary bike for a bit, just to keep my fitness.&nbsp; Yuck.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>I hurt my back carrying drywall, lumber and bricks on the weekend.&nbsp; I figured that pain would distract me from the hammie.&nbsp; I was wrong!</p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Jan 26, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-26-2018.html <p>50 minutes on the treadmill.&nbsp; Right hammie really acting up for some reason.&nbsp; Will try my long run outside tomorrow; hopefully things will work out okay.</p> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Jan 24, 2018 http://theotokos.fastrunningblog.com/blog-01-24-2018.html <p>70 minutes on the treadmill; slow and steady.</p> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:00:00