Last night I spent some quality time with our foam roller. It’s no secret that I sort of hate that thing. I’ve never had IT band issues (knock on wood) and the foam roller gets the most hype for helping a nagging IT band. Since I don’t really need help in that arena, I usually shy away from it. However, foam rolling is so trendy these days… I feel like I have to do it if I want to be a real runner. My favorite muscle group to roll out? The calves. My calves have been a little tight these days and a deep foam roll feels so good yet so bad at the same time. I also like rolling those quads. Yes. What do you roll out?
Yesterday evening I did a progressive speed run totaling 4.7 miles. I realize 4.7 is a very odd distance. Why didn’t I finish that last .3 and round out 5 miles? Technical difficulty on the treadmill. It was so bizarre. The belt never stopped but the clock/distance screen froze and the buttons wouldn’t work. Does that even make sense? I had to pull the emergency stop and at that point I was over the workout. I still got my heart rate up and was satisfied with my pace. I’m trying to push myself with speed. Confession: I listened to some NSync during the run.
1.7 miles @ 8:48
2.0 miles @ 8:00
1.0 mile @ 7:53
Tell me you saw the you tube video of 90 something year old men racing a 100 meter dash? This video is the best. I’m not quite sure how to embed it in blog but CLICK HERE and watch it! Those men are rock stars.
I was browsing running blogs (it’s addicting) and came across Run Eat Repeat. She has a recent post that is near and dear to my heart… how to NOT wash your hair everyday. Turns out I’m not the only kook. ; )
Life is good. Make today good.