Sunday, 21 February 2010

not bad

Just done a 40 min run at the gym and it went well. Had the setting on random so the incline varied but kept a steady 6.mph and all went well. Breathing was great and not really any niggles pain wise, but Im stiff now. Have already gone out on the road twice this week so feel good. hope it doesnt hurt too much tomorrow.

Saturday, 20 February 2010


Did a 25 min run yesterday and breathing was ok but legs were stiff, its either one or the other, very rare they both are fine at the same time. But I did it and it was an out door run and then I did circuit training last night and the gym this morning so pat on the back.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Too soon

Did a run outside on the 16th as the weather was perfect but boy am I stiff.
I think it was too soon after the hard run on Sunday but anyway I was glad to be outside. Breathing was ok it was just the stiffness again- must stretch after I warm up and stop being so silly.
Tomorrow is another road run but as its been trying to snow I will have to wait and see.
Went to gym and did a little cross training and then upperbody wights last night. Enjoying the new gym and hope to see it pay off in my running.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Good run

Had quite a good run today albeit on the treadmill, but they all count.
5 mins warm up, 30 mins run, 10 mins walk. The run consisted of fast 1 min recover 2 min up to 25 mins then gentle 5 mins. It was good, back played up a bit but not enough to stop.
Went on power plate to ease the stiffness in my legs and it seems to help but theyre still a bit stiff now but not sore.Tomorrow will be another story because of standing ironing but hopefully not for too long.
Loving the gym and getting back into it.

Friday, 12 February 2010


Well went out for run yesterday and it wasn't too bad. Bloody cold but sun was out so got my vit D for the day.

Breathing ok but went slow, legs not too bad, a little stiff but I had been to gym night before and worked on leg weights so no surprise.

Still quite stiff this morning and my foot hurts a bit but not enough to worry about. I guess I should accept exercise is going to make me stiffer than when it did 10 years ago. :-(

Anyway back to gym tonight, little bit of cardio to warm up then weights for upper body.

Am thinking about swimming, that is when I get a costume, maybe go shopping tomorrow.

Any way Ive got my road run in but its only the 2nd in ten days so need to try harder to get them in.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Something new

Was meant to go for a road run yesterday but didn't get time so had to jump on treadmill at new gym, well it was good and bad.
Good because I did 30 mins with speed intervals, something i dont do on the road. Bad because running on treadmill is ssssooooo boring now. I used to run on treadmill only, thinking all those ran outside were mad, well now im one of those and i think all those that run on treadmill are mad, there is no sense of start/finish like you get when you go out, and it doesn't cheer you up as much, but at least I got a run in so thats the main point.
The run itself was easy, well it was after the speed work, 15 mins of run fast for 1 min jog for 2 mins then 15 mins of easy jog.
Am also doing weights on the other days I go to build up my leg strenght in the hope it will help my running.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Another day another run and it did go better certainly in the breathing- went slow and no wheezing, maybe Im not going at my own pace with Penny of talking too much!
Legs still sore and stiffand I didn't loosen them before I went but they didn't hurt as bad as monday, still I should stretch them when Ive warmed up.
Did quite a lot of cool down stretches and I think Ive over stretched, but maybe standing for 2 hours ironing after the run hasn't helped.
only a short run of 22 mins but better.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


Ran yesterday for 25 mins with Pen and it was the hardest run for a long time.
Back and calves was hurting before we left and I had stood ironing as well which Im sure doesnt help.
Set off and it was hard right from the word go, couldn't get breathing right to start then it came ok but my calves were really knotted and I didnt stop and stretch as I didnt want to lose momentum, well I just wanted to get it finished and sometimes when i stop I can;t get rhythm again.
Things settled a bit but it never felt comfortable, had one short steep hill and thats when the wheezing started inspite of taking inhaler before run, silly me didn't take it with me.
Anyway we kept going and even managed to finish on a sprint but it was a horrible run.
Didn't stop though which is the only plus.