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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Post Run Reflections

Second day after the Ring, and I feel pretty good. I didn't get out on my bike yesterday, due to company being over. The legs are just a little stiff. The blisters are healing.

I need to work on the blister issues. I have calluses on the outside of each heel, with a blister underneath. I need to work on getting rid of those calluses. I think I need to do some shoe research, and see if I can find one with a better fit. I may try the Scarpas that I wore for a review for Trail Runner Magazine a year ago.

I'm real pleased with this comparision:


I've noted with glee the number going down on the scale, but it's gratifying to see the gut shrinking. I've lost about 20 lbs. I need to lost another 15 lbs. I'm getting faster, just by being lighter.

I need to work on my walking. I will turn one of my running days into a 'power walking' day. I have done this on the treadmill, but I need to do this outside. The tread does the work for you. I have the perfect road for this too, the private road on our property. The FAA has an road easement through our place to a FAA directional beacon adjoining us. The road has been redressed in the last year with large #1 gravel-rocky and not that pleasant to walk on-PERFECT for training!

I also need to work on going up hills more efficiently, so I will target one running day a week to do some hill repeats on.

AND I need to get back to the Hard Core Workouts! I need to get the core stronger!

Yes, I had plenty of time to think about training needs on my run Saturday.

Being on the Massanutten rocks really sparked my desire to improve and go back there again.

5 comments:

  1. You must live right next to the Newcomerstown VOR beacon! Used to use that one all the time when I flew a lot. Had a plane for 12 years! Nice work on The Ring and on your physical goals. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

    --Lisa

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  2. Still feeling good the second day after is even more of an accomplishment! Way to go!

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  3. Holy Moses, Kim, you are looking amazing!

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  4. ran into your blog. What a difference! you look younger. I'm a larger ultra runner, you are an inspiration.
    -MP

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  5. Hey, I've tried keeping up with your "walk"... Who are you kidding? You don't need to work on your walking!! :) Looking great, Kim! Congrats on a great year!

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