Passed by a lady running in the opposite direction who spoke as we passed each other, “Kind of cold to be running today, isn’t it?” Without stopping I answered back, “At least it’s not twenty degrees.” We both chuckled and continued in our own directions.
The actual temperature at that time was actually 41 degrees which isn’t really cold in comparison to what it had been during the past couple weeks. The thing that made it feel so cold is the fact that the wind was blowing and the air was moist.
It wasn’t so bad dealing with the elements running toward Swan Lake but by the time I was on my return trip it was getting dark and the cold wind was really getting noticeable.
While I run I try to always be aware of my form. I say “try” because some times there are are things that distract my attentions such as the cold winds. As I continued to run, I bagan to feel a twinge of pain in my left knee. Then I realized the cold wind had me all tensed up. My shoulders were up and my back was slightly hunched.
Here we go talking about posture again. I seem to talk about posture these days and there’s a good reason. Good posture is part of good form. I just spoke about posture a few days ago in the post entitled, Run at Swan Lake and Good Posture and in another post entitled, Self Talk While Running #3.
I did my best to stay in tune with my body, posture, and form for the rest of the run. I managed to take a little stress off my knee. But needless to say, I woke up the following day with a sore knee. I couldn’t find my heating pad and I’m out of Epson Salts so I did nothing for the sore knee. Guess I’ll have to give a little rest.
#runsmart #runningsmart #pbrunsmart #pbrunningsmart
So I ran 8 miles yesterday. That is not such a special feat. Tulsa area runners who are more gutsy than I am ran at least that many miles and more while it was snowing. I know some people love running while it’s snowing or raining, but that’s not my cup of tea. I don’t mind running while there’s snow on the ground but not while it’s coming down. Call me a wimp if you want, but I just can’t take the cold. So needless to say, I ran on the treadmill at Planet Fitness – Tulsa.Admiral.OK.
Discount code for Surf City Marathon and Half-Marathon is SCATHALL
It was a beautiful day today–nice and warm for a change. It feels good to be running the streets again.
I ran from Saint John Medical Center to Swan Lake and through the neighborhood for over 40 minutes. Took a few photos of the ducks and geese, but didn’t see any swans. I heard the swans were sent to a waterfowl refuge a few years ago.
I seemed to be more in tune with my posture today. I have mentioned posture in two previous posts: Self-Talk While Running #3 and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment #1.
In the self talk post I talk about reminding ourselves certain things while running such as using good posture. I also want to add that we shouldn’t hunch our shoulders, neither should me tense our shoulders stiffening them upwards.
I realized my hips, as part of the posture, need to be held in a certain way also. My mother always told me when I was younger to keep my back flat and the pelvic area slightly forward. I did that for several years and ended up with some lowere back problems. Actually that posture is inaccurate and unnatural. Our spines are naturally in a slight S shape when we are standing properly. When we lean slightly forward, the spine needs to remain in the slight S posture.
Pre-Training #4 – 40 minutes, 20 seconds
Today I signed up to be a Surf City Marathon Ambassador. They’re only accepting 25 people as ambassadors and I’ll know if I’m accepted within 48 hours.
I think I would make a good ambassador for the Surf City Marathon. I’ve already recruited three people to run it with me. Without even knowing about the ambassador for the marathon, I’ve already been posting about it on WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter.
On Athlinks it shows I’ve run 60 races but those stats only go back to 2003. I’ve actually been running competitively since 1987. So I’m sure I have over 100 races under my belt
I’ve run 8 half marathons and this will be my second full marathon.
- June 2003 – Kona Half Marathon – Hawaii
- Jan 2004 – P.F. Chang’s Inaugural Rock ‘N Roll Phoenix – Arizona
- Nov 2006 – Inaugural Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
- Nov 2007 – Tulsa World Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
- Apr 2008 – Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon – OKC
- Nov 2008 – Route 66 Half Marathon, Tulsa
- Nov 2009 – Tulsa World Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
- July 2012 – The Wipro San Francisco Half Marathon – California
- Nov 2010 – Tulsa World Route 66 Half Marathon – Tulsa
- Coming soon —– Surf City Marathon —– 2015
Time: 00:40:12 Pace: 13:4
Weightloss: 2 pounds
Surf City Marathon Pre-Training Sessions #2 and #3
Okay, I’m getting a slow start. Time to get serious. Time is passing by quickly. I need to be at my best if I’m going to reach my goals of running a 5 hour marathon and losing 8 pounds. Building speed is something I will do only after I’ve reached over an hour in total time.
Training Session #2 – November 21, 2014
Walking on the treadmill again. Rain, winds, and cool temperatures kept me indoors for another training session. Not quit as energetic as I was during the first training walk. 25:01 at a 14.29 min per mile pace.
Training Session #3 – November 23, 2014
I finally got a light jog in at decent outdoor temperatures. Jogged 39 minutes and 21 seconds in the neighborhood at a 13.44 min per mile pace. It was 62 degrees with 80% humidity. By the time I returned home I was soaking wet with perspiration, but it felt good. I immediately disrobed and stood underneath the fan. I can’t stand to have wet clothes on. Don’t worry, I was the only one home. lol
So far I have lost 1.0 pounds. Well, it’s better than gaining 1 pound.
Just looking at time and not distance or speed, here is my training summary:
Pre-Training #1 – 25 minutes, 17 seconds
Pre-Training #2 – 25 minutes, 01 second
Pre-Training #3 – 39 minutes, 21 seconds
Register for the Surf City marathon.
Highly considering the fact that runners need to cross train. In that vein I’ve decided to join a class called “Urban Fit.” I’ve chosen this class over other classes around the Tulsa area due to the fact of convenience and the body’s need for cross training and strength development. All this in hopes of improving my running time. Tomorrow will be my first day to try it out.
The meeting location is only 5-7 minutes from home depending on traffic.
It’s being held in the Blue Dome district of the downtown area.
Well, I finally found out what training team I belong to–“Best Pace Scenario!”
Linda Jaramillo is our team leader and running pacer.
With four of the women on the team being from California, I thought it would be more appropriate to call us the California Girls. But then again, maybe it’s not so appropriate. We have a couple of guys on our team.
The California cities we’re from are all Southern California cities–Rialto (a small town outside of San Bernardino), Norco, West Covina, and Rancho Mirage. We all lived within an hour of each other. I lived 22 miles from Norco, 36 miles from West Covina, and approximately 65 miles from Rancho Mirage.
I’m glad I finally have a training team to run with.
Photos of the day:
Linda and Friend
Bette at the center of the earth
Matt and friend
Aint She Sweet?
Aint She Sweet?