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Run # 97 If Running is so good for you...

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

How come some days I feel so old after my run?
That about sums it up for today. Did 3 miles. Burned around 400 calories.
I'm knackered.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/2/2012 8:05PM

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I find it gets easier with time - as if our body gets a better idea of how much fuel we need to do the run.

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BARBARASDIET 5/2/2012 2:03PM

    LOL! I have pretty much given up my dream of running--I've hurt myself too much when I've tried, so I notched down. Sounds to me as though you are doing great!

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Rode my bike

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.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/2/2012 2:52PM

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I seem to remember resting my hands with my thumbs parallel to the grips at some points rather than wrapped. Perhaps a different handlebar, wider grips or different angle or position, would help. As you say - long term - so you have time to investigate and decide.

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TERESANAVARRO 5/1/2012 2:27PM

    Good job. I think it helps to get a variety of types of aerobic exercise.
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Run #96 Timed mile

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.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/1/2012 6:29PM

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What a nice feeling to know you managed that in spite of how you were feeling - and that when you're feeling more yourself, you can most certainly do better!

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TERESANAVARRO 4/30/2012 5:03PM

    I think that's great! I'm happy when I do a 11:30 mile when I feel good. Way to go!!

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FLORIDAJOE1 4/30/2012 11:44AM

    Great morning workout! Way to go!
Hope your tummy feels better.

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Run #95 Only 5 runs from 100!

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.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/27/2012 7:06PM

    Have you read through the documentation to see if perhaps there is some reason the Garmin could be giving you inaccurate readings - or it's range for warning could be adjusted?

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TERESANAVARRO 4/27/2012 1:35PM

    wow - that's tough increasing your pace at the same time you are eliminating walk breaks. Good for you! Keep up the good work. I really like running without walk breaks because getting started running again after a walk break can sometimes be hard for me, but I usually need to decrease my pace to do that instead of increase it! WTG
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On the bike again, & need some ideas

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?

  
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BLUE42DOWN 4/28/2012 1:46AM

    Ah, that's a bummer. A pity there's no way to "trade" bikes somewhere.

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AIKIGAL 4/27/2012 11:49AM

    It turns out the bike is really too small for him (which explains why he never liked it). Either we have to spend money to try and improve it (handlbars, etc) or get a new bike.

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BLUE42DOWN 4/27/2012 1:50AM

    What about the bike won't work for your DH? For example, if the seat is just too uncomfortable, sometimes just that can be replaced or a special pad added. I don't know what you have around there, but there's a shop near me that has many used bikes and can swap parts to address issues. They also helped make sure all things were properly adjusted such as seat height, which can make a lot of difference.

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