Wow, nice. When you run, do you run on the balls of your feet? My friends and I had a discussion about this yesterday and I'm just wondering. I haven't quite gotten to the point where I run on the balls of my feet, but I'm definitely not striking the heel like I used to. I guess I land pretty flat-footed and immediately roll forward and off the toes.
I did my first 5K on Saturday, a fun run called the Color Run, where supporters throw colored cornstarch at you at each kilometer. It wasn't timed, and it wasn't serious. I just tried to run in between each color station as best as I could, and then stopped at the color stations to make sure I got coated in color. After all, what kind of colorist would I be if I didn't get totally coated in color?
Note: the color washed out of all of the wicking clothes, but hasn't washed out of the cotton bandanas yet.
I am definitely interested in resuming the Couch to 5K training because I DO want to run a whole 5K, and then work up to doing a 5K in less than 30 minutes. That would pretty much be the end of my running goals right there; I have no desire to run further. But it would be nice to be able to say, "Hey, I'm gonna go run a 5K," and walk out the door and do it, and not be the last person to cross the finish line.
This morning was my first time back at strength training since the week before last. I took a week off to ease my tennis elbow. It's still bugging me, but I'm doing PT and icing to help it, and I'm trying to avoid doing a lot of dumbbell stuff where i have to bend the elbows. So this was a modified and simplified workout.
Warmup: half-mile jog to the gym, then stand-to-squats, heel-to-butts, plank-to-lunges, side lunges and rainbow-arms. (These probably have official names but that's what I call them.)
Workout: 2 sets of 10
group A: ab wheel roll-outs
BB deadlifts (65, 75)
Bridges with leg extension
group B: Russian ball twist (12-lb med ball)
lat pulldowns (62.5, 62.5)
step-ups (high bench w/ 5-lb dbs)
reverse flyes (10-lb dbs)