Thursday, November 20, 2008

Whining and a fast(ish) 5K

Been a lot of whining around the running blogs lately - lack of motivation, too. I seem to have pretty good motivation recently, but I've got a little bit of whining to share.

Standing in line at the grocery store yesterday - just standing there, I swear, not moving or even holding anything - I felt a little twinge in my left ankle. One of those hard-to-say-exactly-where-it-is pains. By the time I had made it to the register, I could barely put weight on it. I hobbled my way back to my office and it felt a little better throughout the afternoon. Very strange. Still feels weird, but the second I started running this morning, it felt fine. Stopped running - a little titchy. Keeping an eye on it...

Plan this morning called for a 5k at under my 10K race pace, so 22:30 or better. I did it on the treadmill, and I'm glad, because it was HARD - I wasn't feeling it this morning. But being on the treadmill forced me to keep the pace - if I'd been running on the street or track, I don't think I could have sustained it. Probably not good to rely on the treadmill for that, though...

I meant to take Auto Lap off of my watch, so I could have one warmup mile, the 3.1 at speed, and then .9 cool down. I guess I didn't, though, so I had to do some math to come up with 22:30 for my 5K. Heart rate got pretty high for me, to, almost to 170.

4 comments:

Marcy said...

You big whiner ;-)

slowrunner77 said...

how did you burn 155 calories at 8.3mph, then 153 calories at 8.4? Weird. Good job, eh. You can do the same type of run for 5k speed to...something between 1.5-2 miles just a couple seconds under 5k race pace. It totally depends on the person, but a treadmill will usually translate to 2-4 seconds per mile slower on the road. If you're turnover is you're strength, you'll get more help from the moving belt...since you're foot is in contact with the ground for less time, it'll be easier for you to stay at the front of the belt. If your long stride is you're strength, you'll be further back on the belt, and have a harder time holding pace...but you'll still get the benefit of knowing EXACTLY how fast you're going, and the whole being forced to run at pace thing. We need to snowshoe on the TRT this winter, eh!?

Xenia said...

Join the Whiner's Club. We may end up with a card soon. :)

Great job on the treadmill run.

SnowLeopard said...

Hey, don't worry too much- your training 5K time is way faster than my PR 5K time. Here's to whining about achy feet!