Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Finally...a running update!

Gosh, I am way overdue for a honest to goodness post dedicated to the sport that I love: Foxy Boxing Running! I've clocked a number of very solid workouts over the last few days and had to share some successes:

Saturday: 5 mile bike/run with my wife @ 8:01 pace. Well, this one wasn't a SUPER success but I covered the miles. I had some really dead legs, it was hot out, I wanted to be done, did I mention it was hot out? You know, THOSE types of runs.

Tuesday: 5 mile accidental MP run @ 7:27 pace. I wanted to redeem my craptastic run on Saturday with a medium hard effort on Tuesday. Success!! The kind of success that comes only once every other week.

Wednesday: 3 mile recovery run @ 8:10 pace. Sweet. glorious. recovery.


Isn't this possibly the worst graph ever? Basically (other than the turn around) I averaged somewhere between a sprint and a shuffle. Garmin, FAIL.

While I was really pushing it on Tuesday, I thought about some of the things I really forgot about while biking full time. Things like:
  • Runners gut / runners trots / sour stomach: I don't really get this while riding the bike, but I get it fairly frequently while running.
  • Wind resistance: It isn't nearly as bad while running. (Imma gonna math out on you for a bit) Sure, I'm clipping away at 8 mph while running, but if there is a 25 mph headwind, that means that it 'feels like' 33 mph. Strong, but not bad. However, if I have that same headwind and I am biking 20 mph, the feels like is a nightmarish 45 mph.
  • Creeping out Saying hi to the neighbors: While I am on the bike, it is all that I can do to stay upright. I'll fully admit that I have turned into a snob and don't waive very much at people. However, when I am running I turn into the neighborhood Wal-Mart greeter saying hi to everyone who comes within earshot.
  • Not as much gawking: Because running covers a lot less ground, I don't get to see as much stuff along the way.
Those of you that bike, any other differences you'd like to call out?

Finally, Barefoot Angie Bee is in the running for a contest that actually isn't a random drawing! So, she needs some votes. Go vote! She is the one in the blue shorts who looks like she is wearing a nut cup (I believe that she called it a potato).

And now for the tease.... Make sure you check back on Friday. I've got a VERY funny and slightly confusing Funny Foto Friday post spooled up!!

20 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

8:10 for a recovery pace. You are an animal.

RunningLaur said...

The Garmin graph cracks me up.
And your paces disgust me. Welcome back!

Amanda said...

you can have a full meal and get on the bike and ride hard...not so on the run. And you can stop and walk on a run if you get tired. On the bike, you just have to keep pedalling.

Running Through Life said...

Congrats on getting back out there. Even with you easing back into things, your so much faster than I am. I hope it continues to go well for you!

Julie said...

Hi Adam,
Yippee!! The stud is back in action!! Nice work on your runs..you are so much faster than me! Runners trots..don't even get me started:)

Have a good one Adam!!

Ace said...

Running > Biking, cus we don't use no wussy mechanical advantage... :)

Garden Runner said...

I'm in complete agreeance in regards to your cycling vs. running points you mentioned above. Honestly I could have written this entry. Except for the fact you beat me to it. The stomach thing is kind of mystery to me. Maybe the high impact of running has something more to do with GI malfunction, or the simple fact that the blood circulation to the GI doesn't almost completely end as much during cycling as it does running? I don't wave while cycling either. I'll give a nod at best. Maybe you and I should start up a Cycling Snobs rules list.

Jamoosh said...

Part of my pre-run ritual is to pop a zantac. Never when going for a bike ride though.

Chad said...

My company sells a graphing package, and I've complained about Garmin's graph for YEARS. I can't believe they can't autoscale. Hell, just let me define the scale manually!

RunnuRMark said...

I'd say the biggest difference is running doesn't punish my taint like it stole something. I really need to invest in some chamois cream.

Psyche said...

Alriiight! You are BACK!!

What I get from this is that if you take a break, you come back much, much faster.

I am so going to re-arrange my training around that strategy!:)

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Just when I was starting to feel good about my newer/faster pace you get to start running again. Proving that I am still incredibly slow. I only have 6.5 more months to hit my goal of a marathon pace that matches yours. (Will I make it? Dunno.)

Tricia said...

JEALOUS!

....maybe one day soon I'll have a running update of my own... :(

kilax said...

Hmm, I seem to remember a few weeks ago you were bragging about the weather, right? :P LOL!

Happy you got these runs in! I hate the runners trots. I have to plan all of my runs around bathrooms/ concealing bushes.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

I ran far enough today to get running cramps! Glorious, running craps! Typically I hate runs like that...but they were a welcomed change. Glad you are getting back in the swing of things!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Glad you're running! :)

Her Name is Rio said...

Wait..wait..wait. You RUN?! (just kidding) Welcome back.

BrianFlash said...

Garmin just can't get the scaling right on their graphs...

Ulyana said...

whatever the differences, running is 50 bagillion gadgillion better... I guess that's one difference.

And, oh man, you are fast!!!

Jameson said...

haha I love the big blip in the middle of your run, oh how I love...hate those days.