Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How To Turn Around A Bad Day

Now that Big Sur Marathon is done, I am in full training mode for the Rock n Roll San Diego Marathon on May 31st. That leaves me with less than 3 weeks until race day! In all honesty, I have been more in recovery mode than training mode. I have been seeing a chiropractor and therapist to treat my IT Band strain. With the electrotherapy and other treatments, my leg has been feeling much better. With all that said, I've been still baby'ing the injury and not been going all out. For example, last weekend, my 20 miler turned into a pathetic 10 miler. Obviously, I should be peaking with 50+ miles last week and this week but this time around, training hasn't produced the high mileage that I had hoped. I am doing something differently this time. A little less miles but more cross training like Elliptical machines, spinning, more core focus and weight training. I know most of you guys do this already but usually, I'm all about running!

I guess I'm being "flexible" but at this point with so little time left, I am counting on the training that I put in for Big Sur last month. I plan to do my regular weekly runs and my last 20 miler this weekend but I hope that's enough. It's been also getting really warm out here in Northern California!! I miss my winter, already!

My biggest concern is pacing Maritza for her PR goals at SD. I don't want to struggle to keep up pace with Maritza when I'm supposed to be her pacer!!

Very excited to meet so many bloggers that weekend. There's an email going around discussing blogger meetup/Tweetup on Saturday for lunch. If anyone else is running RnR SD and want to meet up, please leave me a comment with your email address! :-)

If you're wondering about my blog post title, I'm not having a bad day. It's a title of a song from Hella Sound. I was interviewed by the fabulous John Frenette at Hella Sound. Hella Sound is custom running music sync'd to your pace. Seriously, it's amazingly effective. I usually do my easy training runs at about 9:20 average pace. When I listen to "How To Turn Around a Bad Day", I run at about 8:40 average page. I turn the music on and I go into auto mode at a faster pace. It's simple amazing how your feet moves to the beat! Anyway, please check out my interview here and if you're more interested in how Hella Sound works, please click here!

40 comments:

  1. Yay you posted!

    I'm sure with all the crazy running you've been doing over the past few months you'll be fine in SD. Didn't you run Napa in 4:15, in the rain and starting late? I'd say you're fine!

    Can't wait to see ya!

    P.S. Since the group is soooooo big for the meetup maybe meeting at the expo and those that want to do lunch can do so. I worry with a group as large as ours it will be hard to get seated anywhere.

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  2. I hope your IT band heals up quickly. I'm sorry that it's making you a bit nervous about the upcoming race. It should be a fun one though--so many people are going to be there!

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  3. Hope the IT band feels better soon! That is a tough injury to have so I hope you recover and feel good to tunr! That is amazing how much faster you run with the music! Totally awesome!

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  4. You will totally be fine! :) I think what Aliza said is a good idea, I can't wait to see/meet everyone! :) Hooray for SD!

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  5. Don't worry about me! :) Though I would love to have you pace and run with me, SD is about FUN! We are going to have a blast and bottom-line, that's what's important to me! <3 you!

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  6. SD is going to be so fun!!! Cannot wait girl :)

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  7. :) Just reading your post makes my bad day better! Have fun at your race!!! I'll be dogsitting for Alisa, so I'm there is spirit!

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  8. Julianne,

    Bummer about the IT band. Hope you continue to feel better.

    San Diego sounds like so much fun. Wish I could meet up with all of you runners and bloggers :)

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  9. you're back! :) i love how the right music can make me move faster.
    i think dialing things back is smart. you have so much training and so many marathons under your belt, your body knows what to do!

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  10. Just reading this made my day better

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  11. Hope your IT band heals well, Julianne. Heard there's a big party going on at SD! You're going to have so much fun. Get healin'

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  12. Good luck in your training and healing! What BPM did you download from HellaSound? Just curious!

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  13. Don't worry about not putting in the mileage. You need to take care of your body first. I am sure you will see some great results with the cross traing. Take care.

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  14. Hi there Julianne! I just found your blog - it's so great - I love all the pics, they're great! Good luck in the ROcknROll marathon - it sounds like great fun!

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  15. Ooooh IT band achiness...yuk... you know the drill, stretch, ice, massage...but sounds like you have a good plan. I suspect the shape you're in from Big Sur will roll over.

    I'm not running in the RnR this year, but I AM in San Diego, so I'll stay posted about any running-blogger meetup. I'd love to meet ya'all and will definitely be cheering everyone on!

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  16. Sounds like you're taking care of yourself really well, and don't worry, the miles you logged for Big Sur will serve you well in SD!
    I found your blog a while ago through Aron's blog and have enjoyed catching up with everyone!
    I'll be in SD, too! But I think I will pass on the meet up, but I am looking for a running frined in the Bay! I'm in the South Bay Area, and you all sound like you're in my pace. Would love to meet up some time for a nice long run!
    Keep up the good work, and please emial me if any of you hit a long run on Saturdays!
    katiea801@yahoo.com

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  17. I think your body is a marathon machine! You'll be fine. I hope your IT band feels better soon. I'm battling foot pain now and it sucks when you want to just run but your body revolts.

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  18. Yep, when running marathons close together, the most important thing is recovery. In fact, I wouldn't have run a 20-miler when doing marathons a month apart, maybe up to 15-16 max. Hope the IT band gets better quick!!

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  19. i wouldn't worry about not getting the mileage in that you had hoped, listen to your body and help it be strong and ready for the RNR....i'll have to check out the hella sound site, i've never heard of it...i've been thinking lately that it seems i run faster without my ipod though....

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  20. You're going to do awesome Julianne! If nothing else, you will be surrounded by friends so I bet that motivates you too!

    At least you always have Muddy Buddy for a true FUN RUN! :D

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  21. I hear ya about pacing Mariza, any way there can be more people just incase - then you won't have all that pressure? You are doing great!

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  22. Great job keeping up with two blogS!!. Maybe I should pace people that want to finish a 10k in 90 minutes!!

    See ya on Twitter

    Atrusni

    web.me.com/amaurydeleon

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  23. glad your IT band is starting to feel better! I know first hand what a pain that can be!!! I cannot wait fro SD! It will be amazing to have all of us RoHo's togeher and completing a race together!! FUN is all I can say!

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  24. Music that makes you run faster, how cool is that. Good luck at the SD RnR, the weather should be very nice too.

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  25. I hope your IT band feels better soon and you're are ready to go for SD. Sounds like it is going to be a fun race!

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  26. It seems like every time I read your blog, you're running a marathon! I'm going to call you the marathon machine. Hope the IT is better!

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  27. Either way you rock and good luck! I just started a running blog! check it out!

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  28. I was looking at your records and my best mile is 6:47 and I did it in high school. Five years later, I've decided I'm going to beat that record and get under 6:30. I don't know if it's physically possible for me, but it's going to take a lot of work.

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  29. Heal quickly and rest. You will be back healthy and in racing form in no time at all.

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  30. This is an interesting idea and I love it. Tonight, when I run, I'm going to try and measure my stride so that I can give this place a shot! Thanks for telling us about this.

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