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Jamila Bey
04-10-2007, 10:30 AM
Okay,

So I'm learning to tackle. I'm learning to run through the correct gaps. I can rip and swim. All with full pads, helmet and mouthpiece.

When the holy crap does the running part make me feel less like I want to die? I'm not hoping for easy. Easy isn't part of my vocabulary. I just want to know why it is that I've been doing this for two or three weeks now it always seems like it's day one.

Practice is T/TH/Sat for 2-3 hours each time. I'm eating well. I'm sleeping at championship levels. My... how do you say... romantic desire is through the roof. While I think Hubby likes that, I'm wondering if I'm spending too much energy off the public field of play?

What the heck is up with me?

Pierre Auge
04-10-2007, 10:46 AM
Jamila,
chances are your extracurricular (home sporting) activites are helping actually helping you by raising your T-Levels. Making you more agressive on the field.

Have you considered that you're just getting better at the running? You're giving it all you've got which is more then what you had, and this is why it is not getting easier, you may in fact be working harder. Just consider that!

Derek Simonds
04-10-2007, 11:09 AM
God Bless full contact football!

I am with Pierre you really seem like an all or nothing kind of person. You probably have improved dramatically from when you started but you are still pushing just as hard.

My 2 cents, running sucks no matter what. This coming from a semi reformed triathlete.

Steve Shafley
04-10-2007, 11:12 AM
Trouble is, the better you get at running, the faster and harder you can do it, especially the sprinting stuff you're doing for football.

So, it gets better when you are such a badass, that you lead the conditioning.

Jamila Bey
04-10-2007, 01:56 PM
Your points are well made, gentlemen.

There is DEFINITELY something to the heightened T levels! I mean... I really think I'm channeling a frat boy at spring break or something. I am so not complaining.

Okay. That makes sense. And if the TRIathlete is bitching about running, I'll not complain either.

Pierre Auge
04-10-2007, 06:47 PM
Actually I've got a bunch of Triathletes who complain about running all the time, probably because I make them do balls out sprints!!!

Mike ODonnell
04-10-2007, 07:05 PM
If running was easy...there would be no benefit from doing it...love the pain...

Derek Simonds
04-10-2007, 08:59 PM
Actually I've got a bunch of Triathletes who complain about running all the time, probably because I make them do balls out sprints!!!

So thats what I have been doing wrong ;)

Jamila Bey
04-11-2007, 05:38 AM
But I don't have any balls!

Oh wait. Nope. No balls.

Jamila Bey
05-01-2007, 04:59 AM
Update:

I decided that I'd just suck it up and do the damn running and believe that I'm someone that just doesn't adapt to it. (T-levels are still ULTRA high!)

Then yesterday, I was running at the track that I get to about once or twice a month and there's a guy that LOVES to lap me and make snide remarks about my needing to "stop walking." He asked me what would be my workout and I said, (and I wonder where I got this from!) "Just ten 100m sprints. Run, walk back and repeat."

Then, smart-assed, middle aged guy said, "Mind if I do it with you?" And before I could think, my ego responded, "No problem!"

Not only did I beat him in every round, but I got a little stitch in my side in round 6- it was gone during the walk back to start and I started getting cocky and running backwards I was STILL beating the guy!

And the thing is, I felt like I had a solid warm up- I really didn't get to the level of thinking I would die.

Yippee!

Allen Yeh
05-01-2007, 05:02 AM
Awesome! So maybe there is hope for me after all! (now if only I could get this pesky life thing to give me a little break here and there and let me workout!)

Steve Shafley
05-01-2007, 05:17 AM
Heh. Very nice. All the talk of high test levels and such is making me a bit nervous.

Jamila Bey
05-01-2007, 10:26 AM
Aww Steve,

Fear not. Unless you're sharing a bed with me, you'll have nothing to worry about!:p

Chris Forbis
05-01-2007, 03:48 PM
Update:

I decided that I'd just suck it up and do the damn running and believe that I'm someone that just doesn't adapt to it. (T-levels are still ULTRA high!)

Then yesterday, I was running at the track that I get to about once or twice a month and there's a guy that LOVES to lap me and make snide remarks about my needing to "stop walking." He asked me what would be my workout and I said, (and I wonder where I got this from!) "Just ten 100m sprints. Run, walk back and repeat."

Then, smart-assed, middle aged guy said, "Mind if I do it with you?" And before I could think, my ego responded, "No problem!"

Not only did I beat him in every round, but I got a little stitch in my side in round 6- it was gone during the walk back to start and I started getting cocky and running backwards I was STILL beating the guy!

And the thing is, I felt like I had a solid warm up- I really didn't get to the level of thinking I would die.

Yippee!

Awesome.

Nothing puts a hop in your step like smoking a distance runner in an event requiring power...

Jamila Bey
05-15-2007, 10:00 PM
Another running update

I'm a member of a (professional) club which has a gym in it that nobody dare break a sweat in. And since my football coach has called us D-linemen (gender don't matter in tackle football, I'm told) "fat and slow," I've taken MWF mornings at said club to improve my running.

I've decided to do one minute run @ 10mph/one minute walk at 3mph for ten rounds.

#1. I had NO IDEA I could run 10 mph
#2. I was shocked and delighted to find that I could sustain this for 60 secs
#3. I went from being like 62 or 63 fastest on the team (of 65) to being solidly in the middle a few weeks back. Now, I'm solidly in the top middle. 25th maybe?
#4. I have NO DIMPLES on my legs anymore!!!

But the reason I mentioned the club is that I've gotten the reputation as "That freelancer who runs really fast." And I GOT SOME WORK because of it!

So thanks to the advice I've gotten here, I'm gettin' paid! Whoo hoo!

Derek Simonds
05-16-2007, 03:28 AM
I love reading your updates. That is so awesome.

I ran 10 X 100 with my sister last night. All intervals were sub 17 seconds and I felt really good. I hit 15 seconds on 4 of them, no world record times but fast as crap for me. My sister was right there with me. Did I mention that she took 22nd overall out of 1200 at the Danskin triathlon last weekend. Today my calves are killing me.

Steve Shafley
05-16-2007, 04:47 AM
All of this illustrates quite nicely the value of sport and competition in sharpening the saw.

Kick ass, Jamila.

Jamila Bey
01-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Memories...