Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Couch to 5K: Week 8

Lots of water fowl at the park today
Today I started Week 8 of the Couch to 5K which is 28 minutes of running for three workouts. I ran in the same park I have been for the last couple of workouts except this time I ran along the paths in the park instead of sticking to the horse trail. This was one of the yuckier workouts where it seemed like a major effort from the first to the last minute. I think it's due to not enough sleep because of the time change. The good news is that I no longer have to count out loud to make it to the end so I think I have become used to running in large blocks of time. I only checked my watch a couple of times towards the end. I might start adding a little more time to these runs so I can meet the distance goals of the Couch to 5K. As long as I don't spin my ITB doesn't bother me much at all. Today was in the mid-50s and overcast so I wore a long sleeve Swiftly and a pair of older Run: Team Spirit crops. I should have worn shorter bottoms or short sleeves with the crops since I was a little hot but when it "looks" cold out I want to put on warmer clothes. I dug up an armband for my phone so I was relieved I didn't have to put it in my hat.

I forgot to write last week that I wore my new Swiftly headband to run in. It kind of slid back on my head so I didn't totally love it. I might have to try pulling it down close to my forehead so it grips skin and not hair. I wore a Dance headband today. That seems to be my favorite headband for running. It doesn't absorb a lot of sweat but it stays in place the best of all my lulu headbands.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wht cant they attach some sort of comb teeth or something so headbands stay in place or is there something Im missing

Lucy said...

Definitely try the swiftly closer to the forehead. When worn low like that it stays in place. Mind you, it doesn't look as cute! I've decided that keeping sweat out of my eyes is worth the style sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

I like these swiftly headbands, but that's because they have a gentler look and grasp on your scalp.

For running/high-impact I would grab good old slipless headbands.

Anonymous said...

I am new to this blog and LOVE it! We only have a show room here where I live but I frequent the Lululemon website all the time.
And when I do go to a bigger city I ALWAYS go to one or two of the stores.
I used to be a spin instructor and always had problems with IT band on left leg. But now I think it may have been a piraformis issue as last year I went to someone who did ART (active release technique) on me and said it was piraformis (sp?) and she totally cured it. I looked up stretches on youtube and do these as well. All is good now.

LuluAddict said...

I wore the Swiftly headband again today and pulled it onto my forehead. I agree - it has a gentler grasp and doesn't squeeze my head. I didn't even feel it up there once I pulled it down a bit. I was surprised how much sweat it soaked up when I got home. I ended up getting another at the store today.

LuluAddict said...

@ anon 12:10 pm - thanks! I will look up piraformis. I know part of my spin issue is I flipped over my left ankle a few years ago so I tend to roll it.

Lucy said...

I just bought the ultraviolet one today since I was so impressed with the first one I got. Love the sponginess of it!