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Run #98 No bear to chase me

Friday, May 04, 2012

Today I set out for a shorter run because DH and I both had to be out of the house by 8, and I wanted to make sure we succeeded. Right from the start this run was a battle. I had to tell myself every step of the way that I could do 2 miles. At the end I found myself making deals with myself, as I sometimes to. "Ok girl, you can run to the end of that fence." Usually that brings back my resolve, and I go that far, or farther. Today when I was striking bargains some other voice in my head, that apparently is usually asleep at that hour, woke up and chimed in, "Sure you can. But so what? It's not like there's a bear chasing you!" emoticon I ran past the end of the fence anyway, and on to the fountain.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/4/2012 5:56PM

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Maybe next time you need to growl at that voice like a grumpy bear and say "Isn't there?"

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TERESANAVARRO 5/4/2012 3:09PM

    Congratulations! Some days it's really hard to keep going. I found myself slowing to a walk and telling myself "I can't do anymore". One day another voice said, "you can't, or you don't want to?" Then I decided that even if I didn't want to keep running, I wanted the results. I still have days when I slow to a walk, but they're fewer. Next time I want to stop running, I'll tell myself AIKIGAL made it past the fence and on to the fountain.

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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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