Starting over... Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/ Thu, 24 May 2018 11:19:13 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, May 19, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-19-2018.html <p><strong><span id="cke_bm_72C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong>Workout:</strong> Run</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:41</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>67&deg;</li> <li>Wind S 6 mph</li> <li>Humidity 92%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I had ZERO heel pain (sweet!)</li> <li>I had SEVERE pain on the top of my foot (sigh!)</li> <li>I am treating the pain with the assumption that I have extensor tendinitis(unbeleiveable!)</li> <li>I hope this injury involves a quick recovery(fingers crossed!)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes of spinning</li> </ul> Sat, 19 May 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 17, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-17-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Thu, 17 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 16, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-16-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Run</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:15</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>70&deg;</li> <li>Wind NE 6 mph</li> <li>Humidity 58%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The run went well. I kept my pace slow and steady. My pain level was fairly mariginal after the first mile.</li> <li>Unfortunately, my heel hurt badly all day.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Wed, 16 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 15, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-15-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Tue, 15 May 2018 06:00:00 Mon, May 14, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-14-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Run to improve my stamina</p> <p><strong>Pace:</strong></p> <ul> <li>2 mile warm-up / 11:11 / moderate heel pain</li> <li>3 mile / 9:45 / minimal heel pin</li> </ul> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>69&deg;</li> <li>SSW 6 mph</li> <li>Humidity 49%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I was on my feet A LOT this weekend. No doubt this affected my pain level.</li> <li>I&nbsp; need to stop worry about gaining speed. I probably should find the pace that builds my stamnia while allowing safe heel recovery.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 06:00:00 Sat, May 12, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-12-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Easy run to build stamina</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Warm-up: 11:05</li> <li>Run: 9:19</li> <li>Fast mile: 8:50</li> </ul> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>70&deg;</li> <li>Wind SW 10 mph</li> <li>Humidity 71%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>This was the first attempt at running two days in a row. I gave myself two miles to warm-up. My heel did well with the longer warm-up.</li> <li>My fitness level has dropped considerably. I was tired at 5 miles. I stopped and walked a few yards before pushing through the final mile.</li> <li>I hope that I can regain my fitness quickly.</li> </ul> Sat, 12 May 2018 06:00:00 Fri, May 11, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-11-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong>&nbsp;Run to gage heel recovery</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong> 10:32 (ugh!)</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>61&deg;</li> <li>Wind SSW 12 mph</li> <li>Humidity 36%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 12:53 / 2 mi - 10:47 / 3 mi - 10:18 / 4 mi - 9:50 / 5 mi - 9:29 / 5:38 mi - 9:01</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My heel hurt a lot for the first 1 1/2 miles. I purposely ran slow trying to run more on my toes than striking with my heel.</li> <li>I switched shoes at mile 1 because I just can&#39;t figure out which shoes work the best. Honestly, I think my heel needs more of a warm-up.</li> <li>I had zero lingering pain throughout the day. That is&nbsp; exciting!</li> <li>I&#39;m going to attempt another run tomorrow. I&#39;ll stop if my heel does not adapt after 2 miles.</li> </ul> Fri, 11 May 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 10, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-10-2018.html <p><strong>Cross training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I am still experiencing lingering pain from yesterday&#39;s run. I think that the pain may be from wearing high heels at work on Monday and Tuesday.</li> </ul> Thu, 10 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 09, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-09-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong> Run to gage heel recovery</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:</strong>&nbsp;9:54</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>50&deg;</li> <li>Wind SSW 2 mph</li> <li>Humidity 79%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi / 11:12 / 2 mi - 9:55 / 3 mi - 9:19 / 4 mi - 9:23 / 4:59 mi - 9:32</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>My heel hurt the entire run so I cut it short.</li> <li>I slowed my pace at mile 4 since the pain was not improving with mileage.</li> <li>I&#39;m feeling less encouraged this morning, but I know that these injuries take time.</li> <li>I experienced lingering pain all day.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>50 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Wed, 09 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 08, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-08-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Tue, 08 May 2018 06:00:00 Mon, May 07, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-07-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>50 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Mon, 07 May 2018 06:00:00 Sat, May 05, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-05-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>Gage level of heel pain (Level 1 - 10)</p> <ul> <li>1st 2 mi / pain level 6)</li> <li>Final 3 mi / pain level 2)</li> </ul> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:44</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>58&deg; (I wore shorts for the first time this Spring!)</li> <li>Wind E 1 mph</li> <li>Humidity 81%</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:34 / 2 mi - 10:08 / 3 mi - 10:02 / 4 mi - 9:12 / 5 mi - 8:44</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I am happy with my Asics shoes! They are cushioning my heel well. I noticed that I was rolling my right heel slightly to outward to alievate some pain. I need to pay attention to that movement so I don&#39;t create an injury to the other side of my heel.</li> <li>This is my fourth run in four weeks. Today I noticed my loss of fitness. Hopefully with my continual healing and spinning, the fitness will not take too long to gain back!</li> <li>I have a half-marathon mid-June. It may become a training run as I heal. A week ago, I considered giving my registration to someone else so there is progress!</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 May 2018 06:00:00 Thu, May 03, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-03-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p><strong>Recovery:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I am wearing a boot at night.</li> <li>During the day, I wear my Hoka slides. They look incredibly classy with my dresses! NOT!</li> </ul> Thu, 03 May 2018 06:00:00 Wed, May 02, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-02-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>50 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2018 06:00:00 Tue, May 01, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-05-01-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Tue, 01 May 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 30, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-30-2018.html <p><strong><span id="cke_bm_91C" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong>Workout: </strong>Run</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>10:29</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>37&deg;</li> <li>Wind S 7 mph</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 11:23 / 2 mi - 10:41 / 3 mi - 10:20 / 4 mi - 10:03 / 4:73 mi - 9:43</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>50 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I just LOVE running. Unfortunately, my heel does NOT love running. I ran the first 1 1/2 miles in my Hoka shoes. I experienced severe pain.</li> <li>I changed into my Asics shoes. My heel responded better. I found if I shortened my stride, the pain was slightly lessened.</li> <li>My heel hurt all day at work.</li> <li>I am beginning to think that I have a stress fracture instead of plantar fasciitis. I&#39;ve been off of my heel for 3 weeks, but am experiencing little improvement. When I roll, I experience more pain. When I awake, my heel does not hurt. The pain increases the longer that I am on my feet.</li> <li>I see the doctor on Thursday.</li> </ul> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-28-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:&nbsp;</strong>Gage healing with a slow run</p> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace:&nbsp;</strong>9:52</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>48</li> <li>Wind NNW 13 mph</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:43 / 2 mi - 10:01 / 3 mi - 9:38 / 4 mi - 9:15 / 4.19 mi - 8:54</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I had zero heel pain all week. I did not need Advil or&nbsp;my heel sleeve.</li> <li>During the first mile I experienced moderate&nbsp;heel pain. By the second mile, the pain was significant. Mile 3 and 4 were not bad, but I thought that it was best to stop running.</li> <li>Throughout the day, I experienced constant heel pain.</li> <li>I&#39;ve been rolling my heel&nbsp;and started up with the Advil again.</li> <li>I ran in a pair of Hoka Cavu running shoes, but I did not find them to really cushion my heel anymore than the Asics brand.</li> <li>I do like my Hoka Recovery slides.&nbsp;</li> <li>My next race is mid-June. I&#39;m not sure how long I can maintain a high level of fitness if I can&#39;t start running soon. The spinning is good, but I don&#39;t know how it translates to running.</li> </ul> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 26, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-26-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-25-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-24-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-23-2018.html <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes pilates</li> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p><strong>Injury Update:</strong></p> <ul> <li>I woke up with zero heel pain!</li> <li>When I attempted to run, I had significant heel pain. I chose to stop.</li> <li>I&#39;ll continue to roll, rest, and try again tomorrow on the treadmill or outside on Wednesday.</li> </ul> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 21, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-21-2018.html <p><strong>Workout: </strong>&#8203;</p> <ul> <li>Run for 45 minutes</li> <li>Gage my heel pain</li> </ul> <p><strong>Overall Average Pace: </strong>9:53</p> <p><strong>Conditions:</strong></p> <ul> <li>38&deg;</li> <li>Wind ESE 8 mph</li> </ul> <p><strong>Splits:</strong></p> <ul> <li>1 mi - 10:41 / 2 mi - 10:38 / 3 mi - 10:17 / 4 mi - 9:37 / 5 mi - 9:01 / 5.40 mi - 8:30</li> </ul> <p><strong>Cross Training:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thoughts:</strong></p> <ul> <li>This was my first run in 10 days. I was set to stop at any point of my run if I experienced moderate heel pain. I had a touch of pain here and there, but it resembled more of typical aches and pains of inactivity.</li> <li>I liked my new brand of running shoes, but may still consider a pair of Hoka One shoes.</li> <li>I am experiencing very light heel pain 4 hours after my run. I continue to roll off and on hitting the sorest of heel locations. I&#39;ll take tomorrow off and reintroduce my workouts slowly until I feel that I am back to normal.</li> <li>It felt good to hit the pavement. I know that it is all relative because I am the tinest of females. But, not working out at the level that I am used to left me feeling heavy and sluggish.</li> </ul> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 19, 2018 http://norajo.fastrunningblog.com/blog-04-19-2018.html <p><strong>Workout:</strong></p> <ul> <li>45 minutes spinning</li> </ul> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00