Category Archives: Side Pains

Yucky 4

Comments: A tempo run was on the schedule today, but I could tell before my body left the warm bed this morning that it would be a wasted effort. I should have just rolled over and stayed in bed. 😉

The 4 miles I ran instead were just as much a struggle as the 3 mile tempo run would have been. I simply am not in synch today and it was very apparent during my run.

I was breathing hard a mile one already and had to concentrate on my breathing pattern (that usually doesn’t happen until about mile 6 or 7). Mile 2 was just as tough, and as I was starting into mile 3 I got side pains.  They accompanied me all the way back to work.

Tomorrow will be a better day. I’ll be lifting weights! :o)

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 51, sunny

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide ( 127.53 miles)

Distance: 4

Run Time: 40:20

Split: 10:05

Course: To Goodale Park, x 2 and back

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Posted by on November 5, 2008 in Running, Side Pains


Frustrating 10

Comments: For some reason I can’t seem to have decent ten mile runs. 😦 The side stiches started at mile 1, even though I was running normal pace. Frustrating!

I wanted to see if I could run 4 miles, drink, Gu, run another 4 miles and drink and Gu again, but my body (or perhaps my mind) wanted nothing to do with that. I ran the first 4 miles with almost no problem, but felt the need to drink (and walk) at mile 6. That helped and I made it to mile 8. By then my legs felt really heavy and had to walk at mile 9.5 for just a short distance to get myself back into order.

Even though this was one of my fastest 10 milers, I feel like I failed. Live and learn, I guess. Next time I plan on running 2.5 miles, drink, run 2.5 miles, gue/drink, rinse and repeat. I am not sure if I’ll go another 13 miles or try to bump it up to 15. We’ll see how I feel by then.

Time: 7 am

Weather: 65 very humid, then windy

Clothes: Old MiT shirt, NB shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony Pro Grid ( 350.9 miles)

Distance: 10

Time: 1:52:13

Split: 11:14

Course: Past Lake Rd. and back.

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Posted by on September 14, 2008 in 10, Long Run, Running, Side Pains


12 @ home (11:17)

Comments: One second per mile faster and I’ll be on 1/2 marathon PR time. I was hoping to be a bit faster today, but I think the fast 3 miler yesterday put a slight damper on that.That’s OK, overall it was a good run.

Mile 9 and 10 were a struggle though. At mile 10 I took my headphones off (I was listening to “P1llars of the 3arth“…great book!) and just listened to my breathing. Mental pep talk: You are two miles from home, your body is adapting to the mileage, work it!” So I did. I was paid back with some tremendous left side pains, but at that time was only 1/2 mile away from 12, so I ran through it.

I GUed at mile 4 and 8, and drank every 2 miles.

My next long run will be either further than that, but I haven’t decided if I want to go just 13, or maybe 14, or perhaps jump all the way to 15. It is my intentions to run at least one 15 miler before the 1/2 marathon. We’ll see.

Time: 6:00 am

Weather: Mid 60’s, dusk, sunny @ the end

Clothes: Orange MiT Shirt, NB Shorts, Fuel Belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (306.2)

Distance: 12 miles

Time: 2:15:22

Split: 11:17

Course: Past Park Rd & back.

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Posted by on August 30, 2008 in 12, Long Run, Running, Side Pains


4 @ work (10:44)

Comments: Side pains again, starting around mile one. They did not get better until after mile 3. I wonder what’s up with that? Overall good run though. A bit hot (sunny) for my taste, and I didn’t have anything to drink with me.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 75, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (281.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 42:54

Split: 10:44

Course: To Goodale Park x2 and back.

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Posted by on August 20, 2008 in 4, Running, Side Pains


4 @ home (10:48) & Push Ups

Comments: Good run, negtative split. Met a new dog on the run. “Buddy”, who is really friendly, but doesn’t listen to his owner very well. I stopped my watch around mile 2.5 to greet him properly.

I did have side pains I had to work through starting at mile 1 through mile 3. 😦

Time: 7:30PM

Weather: 70’s, dusk nice

Clothes: MiT Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (277.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 43:13

Split: 10:48

Course: Over 256 and back



Week 4 – Day 1: 16 x 13 x 13 x 11 x 19 (72 total) (My body was tired from the 4 mile run and the strength training from the day before, but I did all the required push ups)

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Posted by on August 19, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 4, Running, Side Pains


10 @ home (11:50)

Comments:This was not a good run. I guess you have to have those to appreciate the good ones. I felt like I was running fast (effort wise) the first 3 miles. But the Garmin informed me that even though I felt like a Cheetah, I was only moving at a snails pace. Mile 4 is downhill and in turn I picked up the pace. GUed at mile 4 (being that I was only running 10 I wanted to make sure I GUed twice; mile 4 and 8)

At mile 3 though 6 my feel hurt. Both of them! It felt like I was running without shoes. Usually it’s just the left one, but not this time. Around mile 6 the pain started to go away (strange), and mile 7 and 8 were really good ones. I felt strong, no pain. I GUed at mile 8.

Shortly after GUing I got terrible side pains. I had some earlier in the run, but these caused me to walk. Very dissapointing. Around mile 9.5 they went away and I was able to run the last 1/2 mile without problems.

During my run I learned, from a nice orange road sign, that a 1 mile stretch (mile 6) of my loop is being closed for 7 weeks! Yikes. I’ll have to figure out where to run while they are working on it. I should use this as an incentive to run with the group on Saturdays.

Well, I am hoping that I have more luck with this Saturday’s 15 miler. I remember from last year, that that one kicked my butt!

Time: 6:00am

Weather: 70’s, overcast then sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts, fuel belt

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (242.2 miles)

Distance: 10

Time: 1:58:23

Split: 11:50

Course: Loop at home

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Posted by on August 2, 2008 in 10, Long Run, Pain, Running, Side Pains


6 Group Run (11:30)

Comments: I was thinking that running with the 11 min/mile group should be safe. But not today. After mile 3 I had to walk. Side stitches had kicked in after about 1.5 miles and they ever so kindly stayed with me for the remainder of the run.

After running last year mostly by myself I came to realize today that I am not a pack rat, meaning I can’t run with a group. The last 3 miles I ran behind the group and did much better than the first half. I do enjoy the people in my pace group, but the next time I’ll go I’ll be running behind them and not in the middle of them. I felt like I was running in someone else’s shoes, being that we were running 2 by 2 and I had to match the person’s steps in front of me in order not to step onto their feet.

Mile 1: 11:24
Mile 2: 11:27
Mile 3: 12:00 (water stop)
Mile 4: 11:14
Mile 5: 11:18
Mile 6: 11:35 (water stop at mile 5.5)

I am not thrilled about my time, but I am ok with it.

Time: 7:30 am

Weather: Not sure, but it was friggin’ humid!

Clothes: MiT Shirt and NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (81.3 miles)

Distance: 6

Time: 1:08:55

Split: 11:30

Course: Group run, up and down the Olentangy Bikepath.

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Posted by on May 31, 2008 in 6, Group Run, Long Run, Running, Side Pains