lisa~I've recently discovered that pineapple seems to work wonders to get things moving for DS. The kid was so constipated last week that he made himself throw up trying to push it out. Had some pineapple with dinner and breakfast, and we had about 8 poops in 72 hours, no joke! And this is the kid who typically only poops about every 3 days! Might be worth a try, at least...
Originally Posted by poppywise
plady - closER, definitely, but not exactly close to you.
quick question: how do i get to be a faster runner? um, i feel stupid even asking but i know it's 'distance before speed' so once i reach a consistently comfortable long run distance, i would like to pick it up a notch. it is doing tempo runs? what is that exactly? thanks!
How about me? Close to me?
And I know I'm late to reply to this, but it's been sitting in my brain since you posted! Tempo runs will definitely help, but I think the biggest difference for me has been track workouts. I went from running 10 minute miles at my fastest before I started track in February to an 8:37 pace 5k last month! A combination of the two will definitely help you increase your speed overall. Here
's a pretty good article from RW about tempo runs. I treat it as slightly less than race pace, but to be honest, I don't do them all that often. I figure my weekly track workouts are usually enough speedwork. If I can't do a track workout, or if I just really feel like a challenge, then I'll do a tempo run.
I am SO freaking exhausted today. The dog tried to tell me he needed to go out at 5:30 (I said no way, jose!), then DS (obviously still on eastern time) started talking around 6. I managed to ignore him until almost 7. I had to go get an MRI on my knee (the one with the annoying pain that won't go away), then went to the Y for a 2700yd swim workout. I have a busy week ahead, too. Lots of errands to run to make up for being out of town for almost two weeks.
I am so torn on tapering right now. Theoretically, I should be tapering for my tri on Sunday. BUT with my oly only a month away, and with the possibility that I might be getting a cortisone shot in my knee on Monday and need to take 5-7 days off, I kind of feel like I don't have time to taper. But then, I'm so tired right now, I also feel like I might need to take a break. Blork. What should I do?