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Run 25-Running in the light again

Friday, September 09, 2011

This morning I didn't leave the house until 6:30, when it finally got light. I got up and loaded up the espresso machine, ate some cereal, got out my clothes, etc while I waited for the light. I did 7 minute intervals again today. The third one was tough but the first two were ok. Sometime next week, maybe Wednesday, I will try an 8 minute interval.

  


Run #24 Better than I think

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It was dark this morning when I left, and fairly dark until about 6:20, so it is time to start juggling the morning schedule, as it was definately too dark on my run. I'll try shuffling around my morning routine and leaving around 6:20 on Friday and see how that works. I decided this 6 minute hump needed to be gotten over so I would try for 7 minutes. But it was dark and hard to see my watch, so when I finally looked, after guessing about where 7 minutes would put me, I found I had been running for 7minutes 40 seconds, and it wasn't too bad! So I did two more 7 minute intervals, for a total of 21 minutes running and 12 minutes walking. I will do 7's again on Friday, and think about bumping to 8 next week sometime. The next hump I hit I will push a little harder I think to get through. It feels good to have made progress after all!

  


Run #23- 6 minutes still whipping me

Friday, September 02, 2011

After many meals out with the in laws & not much exercise but a day of sailing on the Bay, I felt all bloated and resolved this morning to get up and run, which I did. Three 6 minute intervals again. Six minutes still seems to be kicking my butt and I wonder if I will ever get to 7. I may just need to push on it. Maybe I am taking it too easy...hard to tell. Today I fly to PGH for two nights for a surprise 90th bday party for my grandmother. I get back Sunday night, and may or may not run on Monday...

  
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DXP6028 9/2/2011 3:47PM

  Sounds like you are back on! Have fun at the birthday party. Don't do like me and have too much fun. LOL. I love beer, cake and dancing. Not exactly in that order...or maybe the order was right. Ha. Enjoy. We'll be here when you return.

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Missed a run

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Well, I missed my run again. I woke up to go, but I had a wicked headache, and with the in-laws arriving in a few hours I thought, "This I don't need today." So I took a couple excedrin and went back to bed for 45 minutes. The headache is gone now and we head to the train station shortly.

  
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DXP6028 8/31/2011 12:11PM

  Sorry, you don't feel well today. Hopefully, the visit will be pleasant (wish, fingers crossed). Tomorrow is another day, and your run will be a perfect excuse to get some you time.

Good Luck!

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Run #22-Struggling a little

Monday, August 29, 2011

Well, today should have been run 23, but I was so knackered this weekend I just couldn't do my Saturday run. Sunday I didn't feel any better. So I missed one, but I'm still going. Today my goal was 3 6 minute intervals, but I may have done 2 6's and a 5. I lost track a little on the last one. The first interval was really hard. The second 6 felt good and gave me confidence for number 3, but that one was harder again--but not as hard as the first one. I'm struggling a little with feeling like I should be able to run longer. It feels like my lungs can't handle it. I feel like I should be up to at least a 7 minute interval, if not 8, but the six minute interval is just kicking my butt. Nothing for it but to do it again.

  


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