Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Since today isn't a run day I woke up debating whether to try a bike ride or walk to work. I gave the bike ride a go, and went for half an hour. It was good continuous aerobic ad a managable pace. I had fun but the bike needs some tweaking. I don't think my seat is adjusted quite right yet. Also the handle bars feel okay on my palms, and my arms, but when I wrap my thumbs around the grip it puts a lot of pressure on my thumbs. I'm not sure what to do about that. Long term it is a problem to solve, but I'm not sure how...
I rode between 3-4 miles, and burned 192 calories according to my forerunner. Heart rate right on target the whole time.
Monday, April 30, 2012
I had a really restless night last night. Something I ate gave me indigestion and I drank too much before bed, so I was up a lot. I still had indigestion when I woke up but I decided to try a short run and maybe I would feel better. I know a spot a mile from the boat, so for kicks I decided to time myself and see how long it takes me to run a mile, because I have never done this. It took 10:58. Considering I was feeling rather yucky, I think this is pretty good, and I would bet I could do a 10 minute mile if I wanted. Then I decided to try and run the mile back also, and I did, though it took bit longer. I thien walked to cool off until I hit the 30 minute mark. All things consedered I feel like it was a pretty good run.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Today I headed out and noticed that my heart rate monitor wasn't doing it's usual squawking. I wondered why and saw my watch wasn't getting input. Then I realized I had not put my moniter on! It was kind of nice actually to run without it squawking incessantly. I did 3 miles today. I feel in some ways the Garmin has set back my training, and I needed to prove to myself I could do the three. I did and I can, and I didn't take any walk breaks. I just reminded myself I had done it before so I could do it again. At the end of my run I notice my speed was 5.x, My normal average pace seems to be about 4.3, and today I think my average pace was 4.7, so that may have contributed to why today felt like a bit of a killer. I may have been going faster than normal.
Friday, April 27, 2012
DH and I went for a bike ride after work--a whopping 23 minutes, but it is better than no exercise. I put my bike in a gear where I could pedal continuously. I enjoyed it, but the bike is a little uncomfortable. It wasn't bad riding but my thumbs were sore after. But for short rides it seems ok. I may ride to work tomorrow. DH's bike isn't going to work at all and he is very disappointed. We are now trying to figure out the next exercise idea for him. He doesn't really want to buy a new bike. He can't run or do aikido due to the plantar faciatis. Walking is iffy. Chlorine in the pool gives him asthma. Joining a gym is not really his thing. So fellow Sparkers, what haven't we thought of yet?
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Today was my first run since last Wednesday due to the intervening vacation. It went better than I expected to. Then I rode my bike to work, since it was tuned up from vacation and DH needed the truck today, and the car is still in the shop.
We only got in one bike ride in Monterey but it was fun, and I enjoyed it much more than the last ime I was on my bike, even though we wer riding in the road. We intended to go for a ride yesterday, but then DH didn't want to drive home in the dark, so we left early afternoon. Riding in Monterey and enjoying it definately played a big part in my willingness to get on my bike and pedal to work today. It was only 10 minutes--about the same as it takes me to drive it, if you don't count the dinking around with pantlegs and helmets & etc.
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