Wednesday, April 21, 2010

You gotta have faitha, faitha, faitha....BABY....

That song is STUCK in my head. I gotta find it online or something and listen to it to get it out.

Anyway...that stuff works, you wanna know why? Cause today I did a set of 6 sprints with NO PAIN. Yup, I ran today with no pain when I did sprints. Not one tinge of pain. The only time I could feel any kind of hurt was when I would run slow. Maybe that means I've got to become a sprinter. Hahaha, yeah right. I enjoy long runs. Today I walked/ran/sprinted 4 miles and I feel good. :)

Here's how it went this morning. I started out walking at my usual pace. I turned a corner and something in my head said, "Ok, Cathy. I want you to sprint to that pole." So, that's what I did. I sprinted as hard as my little legs would take me. When I got to the pole I walked for a minute and while I walked I heard, "Ok, there's no pain. Let's do 6 sprints total. You've done one and here comes another. When you get to that corner sprint until you get to the next corner." I listened and did it again. I got to the end and walked to recover. Then I heard, "You're doing great. This time we aren't going to sprint we're just going to run at a fast pace from the corner to the bridge." Ok, that's a longer distance, but I got this. I ran, no pain other than my lungs getting used to breathing like that again. It kept going like that until I had done 6 sprints without any problems. When I got to the playground I heard, "Ok, we're going to jog at a normal pace now. It may hurt a little, but we're kind of looking for that and I want you to run through it for a couple seconds." So, I ran around the corner and under a bridge until I  heard, "When you get to that sign, stop." I stopped when I got there and stretched out my legs some and felt that I should do some kicks. I walked some more around a little loop that took me up to a bridge. When I got there it came again, "Sprint over the bridge." I did it and felt fine. I walked some more. Took a picture and heard, "Now jog home." I jogged home. The aches I felt were less than what they were when I jogged by the park and under the bridge. I did 4 miles 6 minutes faster than I did last week, I'm sure the sprints helped. :) I felt good other than getting used to breathing again while running. I even came home and did my stretches and exercises right away. That foam roller thing....PAINFUL! I don't know how people like that thing.

So, I'm on the right track to be better by Monday if today I'm feeling 85-90% today. I just gotta keep on keepin' on. :)
Today's trails around the lake.

10 comments:

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Yay for no pain! You will be 100% by Monday! Think it and it will be!

April said...

Looks like a beautiful place to run!
So glad your getting better!!

Emz said...

YAY for keepin' on keepin' on. inspiring!!

Anne said...

Very glad to hear that you were feeling good...I have a good feeling about Monday :)
That's a beautiful trail to run on!

Roggia said...

Way to listen to the body. It's nice when they tell us the right things to do.

Barefoot AngieB said...

No pain is a sweet thing!!! Great spot to run!

Melissa said...

Good job and no pain is awesome!!!

H Love said...

so happy for you...way to go.
keep on keeping on....hmmm that sounds familiar!

Meg said...

I say keep foam rollin' honey, it's a god send!!! Well, for an older gal like me anyway! Keep on going and good job!

Cynthia O'H said...

What a difference a day (or few) can make. Glad to hear it.