Apr 24th: 2.2 miles in 00:18.
Apr 27th: 6.1 miles in 00:49.
Apr 29th: 5 miles (trail) in 01:01.
May 1st: 1.2 miles in 00:11.
May 3rd: 4.9 miles in 00:41.
May 4th: 4.1 miles in 00:34.
May 5th: 6.3 miles in 00:55.
I'm preparing for a upcoming trail half-marathon, so I mixed in some trail runs over the weekends. Running on trails was a lot more fun, although I hope I can find a trail with fewer cyclers.
虽然我一直在试图减少对社交媒体/外界服务的依赖，但我最近却注册了一项新服务 Strava 。我这么做的主要原因是我最近发现一个我经常用的跑步定位应用程序， Moves ，在多年前就被 Facebook 并购了。在没有更好的选择下，我开始开始使用Strava来记录我的跑步过程。
On a side note, despite my effort to minimize social media/external services I use, I started using Strava to track my runs. I made the switch mainly because I recently found out the Moves app that I regularly use was bought by Facebook years ago. Now I need something else to track my runs and without better options, I picked Strava.
Apr 16th: 4 miles in 00:32.
Apr 18th: 2.5 miles in 00:19.
Apr 19th: 2.5 miles in 00:22.
Apr 20th: 3.5 miles in 00:29.
Apr 22th: 13.3 miles in 2:00:35.
I started running with hydration pack, water bottles, and a small stash of food to prepare myself for longer runs. So far it's going well. My new, better cushioning socks are amazing - pain in my feet disappeared immediately, and I finally felt well enough to do a half marathon after quite a few months of hiatus.
Apr 14th: 9 miles in 01:15.
After consciously increaseing my cadance for a few runs, I finally noticed source of the outer calf pain: I was overstriding and thus bending my ankles a lot more often than necessary. Once I figured that out, the run become quite a lot easier. This is the best time I have ever got on a 9 miler!
Apr 13th: 6 miles in 00:53.
To be fair it's 80 degrees F today, so I blame the weather. 😏
Apr 8th: 6 miles in 00:54.
Apr 10th: 6 miles in 00:49.
I am trying to increase my cadance from ~160 to ~180. Supposedly higher cadance with shorter stride distance actually lowers impact on joints while achieving higher speed. It seems to be working so far: I haven't finished 6 miles in 50 minutes since last September. I did feel a bit more strain on outer calf muscles and had to loosen my shoe laces, but these went away today.
Apr 5th: upper body workout and 4 miles in 00:34.
Let's see if I can keep this 8.5 minute mile pace.
Apr 3rd: 6 miles in 00:51.
Looks like running in opposite direction does help.
Mar 30th: 6 miles in 00:55.
Mar 31th: 4 miles in 00:36.
I tried some upper body workouts before running today and it felt pretty good actually.
刚刚 Mastodon 出了点小问题：在升级 icu 到最新版本后， charlock_holmes 0.7.5 无法安装。解决方法是将 '--with-cppflags=-DU_USING_ICU_NAMESPACE=1' 加入 bundler config 。
Mastodon just ran into problem after upgrading icu to the latest version as charlock_holmes 0.7.5 won't install. Solved by adding '--with-cppflags=-DU_USING_ICU_NAMESPACE=1' to bundler config.