Category Archives: B210k

E210k: wk4, run1

distance: 6.16 km, time: 00:45, pace: 07:18, calories: 584, effort: 4/5, feeling: ok
I’ve decided to stop pushing my bad foot with the Bridge to 10k program as it was leaving me really really sore. So I started at week 4 of the Ease into 10k, which is essentially starting 2 weeks before the B210k begins. So I did 4 x 8 min runs + 3x1min rests and 10 min warm up and down. This is heaps gentler than the 3 x 15min blocks I was doing.
I’m still very tight in the calves (a side effect of bad foot) and had to use my 1min intervals to streeeeeetch. New shoes are wonderful but a little snug across the toes, so I also had to stop to adjust them during the 1min intervals.
But, overall, it was a nice run. And I made better time over this distance than I have done during the C25k. I think. :D
humid, sunny
Edit: My knees hurt a _lot_, so I think I’m going to have to take a serious break from running for a while to get over the impact of the longer B210k runs. I wish I’d followed my initial instinct and gone with the easier runs at first. Oh well. But the pain is quite debilitating – I’ve got very sore knees, and I’ve had trouble with pains in my shins (like shin splints, but actually almost certainly related to my bung foot) and begun to get some ache in my sore foot.
So it’s time to ease off. This is quite demoralising. I’m addicted to running, mostly for the way it improves me mood, and makes it easier to manage stress and anxiety. I am going to need to find some sort of exercise substitute so I can keep my fitness and mood up. Cycling, unfortunately, is terrible for my sore knees. Dancing isn’t much good either.

B210K: wk2, run1

distance: 7.28 km, time: 00:57, pace: 07:50, calories: 740, effort: 5/5
Tired, now. It was a long run and I was puffing like crazy at the end.
Some arsehole in a 4wd yelled out his window at me for about a minute because I ran past him on a zebra crossing. This is the first time this has happened to me running rather than cycling.
I didn’t yell back, mostly because I was 2mins from home and puffed, but I kept thinking ‘wish he’d check his speedo for me – I bet I’m pwning this’.
Why do these sorts of arseholes think the worst insult they can yell at a woman is ‘fat cow’? Particularly when they’re _stitting_ in a car?
Motorists are fuckwits. I, however, am a running ninja. 7km _and_ I pwned the patriarchy. All in one run.

B210k: week1, run2

distance: 6.39 km, time: 00:53, pace: 08:18, calories: 688, effort: 5/5
Man, it kicked it my arse. But it was good and I didn’t stop running in the running bits. Running later in the day to avoid the rain meant running in the heat and humidity and I SWEATED so much.
Some aches in my bad foot – makes me think I should revisit the podiatrist to have my orthotics checked (it’s been a year).
My shins were a bit achey before I started. I don’t do any warm up stretches, but lots of warm down stretches. I think I need to do proper warm ups, beyond the 5minutes walk.
sunny

B210k: wk1, run1

distance: 6.35 km, time: 00:53, pace: 08:20, calories: 688, effort: 5/5
Good! Something strange happened to the ipod app partway through so I think I ended up running further than I planned. I didn’t hear the halfway tone, and when I checked I was over the halfway point. Then the ipod reset itself. Bah.
But I just ran and ran and it wasn’t hard. Though allergies made breathing difficult.
Running an hour later in the day was crap, though – the sun was hotter and made it less pleasant, even in the cooler morning.
cloudy, sunny

B210k: wk1, run3

distance: 6.53 km, time: 00:53 08:06, calories: 688, effort: 5/5
The running is still hard, but not as hard as Wednesday. Had seriously tight calves/hamms though, so I had to spend my first two 1min walking intervals stretching. Dunno if I’ll be able to hack the jump to week 2’s longer intervals. We’ll see.
The stupid B210k app is SCREWED and restarted my third run again. So I ended up running further than planned (by about 5minutes) in that section again.