Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Running Weather

Last night I got home from work and quickly changed and headed out for a run. The air felt cool with a slight wind and the sun was shining - A perfect first day of fall. I had my route all planned out and I felt good the whole way until I hit the hill with about a half mile to go. I knew I was pushing myself because it hurt and when I got home my face was completely red! Also I noticed that my fingers had swelled up. This happens to me every once in a while - anybody else have this problem? It makes it difficult to put on rings afterward and I am not sure what causes the swelling. Also I am not a jewelry person so I usually don't run with any on but i was wondering if other people usually ran with jewelry on?

Since I am about 2 weeks away from starting Track, I am making sure that I crack down and stick to my workouts. I will be running Monday through Saturday for track usually so I need to make sure my body can handle it and be ready. I woke up to a 43 degree morning, pulled on my spandex and sweatshirt and headed out for 3 miles. Theses miles weren't slow but they weren't fast at all and I could feel that the previous nights run was wearing on my body. It was a nice morning for a run and I am glad that I got out of bed for it. Even though my legs are a bit sore I feel energized and awake today!

4.45 miles (why do I always have weird mileage!) in 33:00
3.0 miles in 23:16

I was going to go swimming tonight but then I found out the pool is closed Tuesday through Thursday to install a sound system! Seriously those swimmer kids are underwater the whole time they can't hear anything anyway! I think I might try to run intervals tomorrow morning - I have read a few of you doing intervals on a treadmill but I have only ever done them on the track. Is there a benefit to doing them on the treadmill with a set pace??

If you are looking for a daily life challenge, check out Mark Salinas' blog where he has a great post today!

11 comments:

D10 said...

In the winter and on cooler days my fingers swell too. And, yes I run with my wedding ring and a necklace, both of which I never take off.

Funny about the mileage. I always had funky miles too until I got a Garmin.

Nicole said...

Lately, my fingers have been tingling when i run. Much like when your foot falls asleep. Its a new thing and im not sure why.

Usually i run with earrings. Sometimes i run with my ring but it feels weird to me so i try not to.

Melanie said...

I LOVE doing intervals on a treadmill. It's the only way I can make sure I run the pace I need to run the whole time for every interval.

B-rabbit said...

HEY! Us swimmers can hear the music every time we take a breath, or stop at the end of the lane, or during warm-up at big meets. So shows you how much you know ;)

tfh said...

Great runs! The good thing about the treadmill is that it forces you to run at the consistent speeds you set for yourself. I use the track though, while I can, since it means being outdoors. Plus, it's probably good practice for learning to pace myself...sigh...

*aron* said...

great job on the runs!!!

i am not a fan of the treadmill so i just try to stay away from it unless i HAVE to use it :)

i run with my wedding ring on since i never take it off. if i have earrings in (studs) i will leave those in too.

Girl on Top said...

I don't wear jewelry, except my wedding band.

Great job on the run. I really need to try an early morning run.

Steve Stenzel said...

Pool closed for a sound system? WTF...

Frayed Laces said...

Whats with all these runners and killing helpless animals with cars?

:)

N.D. said...

Great job super speedy!! I've done intervals on the TM and they work out well. I don't know about the swelling!

Meg said...

My fingers swell as well when I walk a lot or run, I'm not sure why. My mom's do too so I figured it was something to do with our circulation...but could it also be a water/salt balance issue?
I also use a treadmill for intervals, mostly just because in the winter I'm stuck on a treadmill for at least one run a week and intervals pass the time more quickly!