Thursday, April 23, 2015

04/22/15 #whoneedsroads

It's past midnight, but I might as well post about "yesterday's" run. I "had" to take my new shoes for a spin, so my roommate and I took off up rock canyon. It was a blast. My left achilles has been giving me trouble for the last while and I've been "resting" it. Trail running seemed to be alright on it and I felt much less pain at least for the majority of the time. I got a new bag today as well. It's pretty small and I think I almost have it adjusted. #whoneedsroads

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Does mountain biking count as training?

This morning I went with a friend on a run. I didn't track the mileage, but it had to have been around 2 miles. It's a long way from 31, but that's about what I have to do right now. I tried out a technique called "eccentric heel drop" to help out my achilles. I saw it on a website the other day. Your supposed to do them twice a day for 12 weeks. It could get interesting!
I had a doozy of a day and I needed to blow off some steam, so I took off on my mountain bike after work. The Bonneville Shoreline trail from Rock Canyon down to Slate Canyon became a race course. There are some rocky sections that get a little sketchy when you go fast enough.
We also went hiking up Rock Canyon tonight. I don't know if you can count that as training, but it was pretty nice anyway. It's frustrating not to be able to run like normal.

Monday, April 20, 2015

50k Prep: 04/20/15

I lay on the ground and tried to breathe, but every time I took a deep enough breath the muscles in my back punished me. No one was home and I just stayed there until I was relaxed enough to get up to get my foam roller. I wasn't really expecting this to happen this morning when I planned out my training. I woke up around nine and fuddled around and rolled out my foot with a massage ball. When I got on my Twitter I read something about the Boston Marathon so I found a live stream on my computer and watched the end of it. It was a good race! the Americans were right up there! At some point I decided to run to the store to get a toothbrush because I had used mine to clean my battery terminals a few days before, gross right?! I put in my music and ran south and then hit Center Street in Provo and ran toward Smith's. My achilles tendon didn't feel too bad, but I could tell it was there. It was fun to hear that my first my split was somewhere around the 6:20's. I went in the store and found my favorite deodorant! Yes! Then I got my toothpaste and brush. My run back was fairly uneventful except that my tracker didn't tell me my mile split like it normally does! After the run I went back to my house and watched a little more of the Boston Marathon and then started some yoga. Child's pose went alright but I popped my back. Coming to my hands and knees and maybe trying the next part of the routine the pain was too much. I laid down on my stomach and tried to relax enough to breath normally. The muscles in my upper back tensed excruciatingly. I finally relaxed enough to go and get my foam roller and rolled out my back. It felt ok enough for me to try the yoga again. I got through most of the routine and was doing alright. I went through most of the day with pain in my back it felt better when I took off up some stairs. Advil also helped to alleviate some of the pain. "Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there..."-("Drive"-Incubus)