4 days since last run

So far my record leaves something to be desired this year but I did go out and run. To be honest I wasn’t able to run the last couple of days due to my left calf feeling strained.  In the morning it always feels extra tense to the point that I limp a little, feels like there is a giant lump under my skin in the muscle.  My run seemed better today, at least at first.  I ran 1.8 km before having to take a walking break. Sadly though afterwards I took quite a few walking breaks over the last 1.2 km I ran today. Looking at the speedmap half of the last 1.2km looks like I walked it. My fastest time was during my first km at just under 7 minutes, my last km was done in 8 minutes 30 seconds, sadly my running isn’t very quick. Lung wise I seem to be a lot better even though it was colder today, it was more my calves and foot muscles bothering me today. By the end my left calf was getting really bothersome and I was worried about reaggravating whatever happened to it before. My feet also were just generally soar feeling, I think the muscles were tired so hopefully I can build the strength back into them by just continuing to run. I’m glad the cold didn’t stop me, I couldn’t find my workout pants or sweater so I had to rely on my windbreaker to keep me warm and hope that my legs wouldn’t feel too cold.  They did feel awfully cold at first and took a while for them to warm up a bit to the point where I could ignore it.

On Tuesday I went to Guelph to watch the Storm and the Rangers play. I thought just the admin office was in the mall in guelph, I didn’t realize the whole building was accessible, I walked the long way around the building from where I parked in some very cold wind that gave my lips windburn, only to walk down a hallway when I was in the arena to discover it just spits you out into the mall and you just enter through the second floor. Compared to Kitchener the arena is a lot smaller however it had a lot more kids at the game who were enjoying it.  The Rangers games in the Aud seem to have a lot of season ticket holders who have been there for 15+ years so they aren’t really loud anymore.

Attempt two for twenty fifteen

Shortness of breath, blisters on my heel, weeziness in my lungs, muscle pain in my foot, calf feeling strained. It’s just like I started running again. I am out of shape, and need to work on my lung capacity. Hopefully that will improve naturally as it warms up, it is hard breathing in nothing but cold air. I hope I don’t get sick from the weeziness afterwards. It feels like there is fluid in my lungs.

I am running with my Nike dualmax shoes, they have no air pad, but they so far don’t seem to be doing the trick. My knees ate feeling stiff and my ankles like they can feel every time I hit the ground. I almost got another pair of Pegasus but I returned them the next day. I don’t want to drop $70 on a pair of shoes that might last me 15 runs if I am lucky. I did get a return authorization for my broken pair, I need to send them back. Hopefully it isn’t too costly to do so.

I ran 3k today, more like ran and walked, the last km took me 8 minutes to do. My first km is still as slow as ever, it took me 7.15 to do. If I want to get involved in any sort of race this year I need to get faster. First though I need to be able to run 5k again without stopping. Looking at my history is sad since I ran 10k just before I stopped, if only I did something to try and maintain that our even 5k. I have put on all my weight again and feel back into bad habits that are somewhat easy to avoid like drinking pop.

I ran for the first time last week. It was a bad run, I was expecting to be able to do 3k easy and take a couple of breaks to get to 5k. I was putting everything I had into 2.5k and that included a lot of walking. I don’t think I even was able to continuously run out of the neighborhood. So far I haven’t put C25K back on my phone but I did think about it. Not sure if I need structure interval training to get me back to 5k or if I just need to get out and run. I guess I’ll see. My knees feel so warm, I hope I don’t need to get new shoes already but it will get me to mail my broken shoes back.