I joined DailyMile at the start of the year and have been using it to track my mileage and workouts since January 1st. I don't use all the social media aspects of the site, but I do like that I can easily see what I've done, record notes about my workouts and recognize any patterns that might be occurring. I haven't been including my strength training though, which I probably should do.
Like many runners, I really don't like running on the treadmill, but I've been learning to appreciate it. If I'm going to run Broadstreet well, then I have to increase my mileage and get a lot of miles under my feet and since we've been getting at least one snow storm a week since Christmas, I have to make friends with the treadmill. At least my gym has three Woodways that aren't as harsh on my feet.
Saturday was kind of strange though. I had a good 5 mile run Friday morning and was hoping to do another 5 Saturday. My stomach felt a little uneasy before I left for the gym, but not too bad. After my normal warm-up routine of dynamic stretches and .15mile at a fast walking pace, my run started pretty well. I had to pause the machine three times though (2m, 4m, 5m) to hydrate. My congestion was kind of bothering me but not too badly. I ended up running 5.5miles and felt alright. Then I wanted to do a little more cardio and headed over to the elliptical. On my way over though, I felt a little uneasy again and not long after I started up, I had to stop because my stomach was so upset. It was not a good feeling at all, but at least I wasn't out running with no bathroom nearby! It was really strange as I'd never had this happen before. I did start feeling better though and decided (after a few minutes of internal debate) to head back out and do a little strength training and stretching. The rest of the day I felt pretty good, thankfully, since I met April for brunch at a great Israeli restaurant out in Brooklyn. Well, I felt good till I heard she ran 9.5 miles that morning!
|Our bathroom on a typical Sunday afternoon. Does this look familiar?|
- Do you use DailyMile?
- Did you work out this weekend or race?
- Have you ever had a stomach ache cramp your workout style?
- Do you have a love or hate relationship with the treadmill?
Saturday's workout -
5.5mile run + warm-up & cool down
3x10 leg press
3x10 hip abductor
3x10 hip adductor
3x12 seated row
Sunday's workout -
3x10 hammer curl
3x10 tricep kickback
3x10 lat pull down
3x10 upright row
Today's workout -
5mile run + warm-up & cool down