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Then I felt tired. But in a new way.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Today, I made some experimenting with my running. I talked to one of my colleagues who also loves to run, and got some tips she likes.

So, I started with a fast pace uphill, to loose my breath at the beginning.
I run 2 km uphill keeping my normal pace, 6 min/km, then a 20 sec break.
Then I continued uphill this pace for another 1K, then horizontal, for 7K.
However, for the last 1K, I increased my speed to 5-4 min/km. I was amazed how much energy still I have stored in my body.

Then I had a rest, walking vigorously for 1K, 10 min.

Then I made an as-fast-as-I-can run for 1K.
My heart rate reached the maximum, 180 bpm in 2 minutes, and stayed at this maximum for the rest 2min 30sec. My average speed was 4.4 min/km for this track.

Then I felt tired.
But in a new way.
I loved this tiredness.
And I couldn't breath enough. It was great to experience these limits of my body.

Still Gleisdorf. I love these surroundings. The more I explore here, the more I love it.

  
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ELEGANTFLOWERS 6/28/2011 9:13PM

    Oh how you love to run. You make me tired just reading about it. I'm missing out on so much. I need to find the love for running like you. Great photo as usual. emoticon emoticon

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ON2GOALS 6/28/2011 11:37AM

    Oh, you have the soul of a runner, there is no doubt. I can't wait until you sign up for your first road race (or maybe trail race...)! You are going to just love the experience.
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DTSOBEL 6/27/2011 9:41PM

    Wow, as usual, you inspire me. Just reading your pace makes me tired. Keep up the great job!

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LAURIE9404 6/27/2011 9:27PM

    Beautiful pics! And that was quite the experiment on your running. Glad it worked out so well. Good luck on the next run!

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Battery full

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thursday was a bank holiday in Austria, I took Friday off, and with the weekend together, I have spent 4 days for myself. To have a rest, catch up with friends in e-mail, watch movies, sleep, walk around, run, and relax.

I travelled so much lately, and there's quite a bit of travel ahead, this 4 days stands here like a silent island of recreation.

I loved it.

I think I'll do this more often in the future - took some days off just to spend the time for myself.

Now, I am well rested, my energy level is restored, and I am ready for an energetic Monday to kick off the new week.

My camera lost charge before I could take photos, so here's one from before. There is the solar tree, but in the background, Sparkasse.
I thought it would be a nice spark related observation, but I realized, there's more in the word.


  
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PEGTIGER 6/27/2011 3:03PM

    I agree, we need some time off every now and then. I did the same this weekend and it was wonderful!!

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/26/2011 6:43PM

    oh, the spark-asse! that's funny, i'll never look at it the same way again.

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Flushing my mind (Spring 5%, W8 D1)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My daily exercise was 7K running.
I went to run at night, somehow it happened late.
I like to run at night.
It's so calm, silent, and now the warm summer night is something I truly enjoy.
It feels like the exercise cleans my body, and flushes trough my mind and cleans everything. The same feelings stay, but the activity transforms them in a way that it feels so good afterwards.
I hear you saying endorphins - it's more like I enjoy the exercise now, and moving my body with whatever exercise feels good, and somehow mobilizes the energy in me.

  
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ELLEYKAT 6/26/2011 9:32AM

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KMICHA 6/25/2011 9:41PM

    That's how I feel about the wee hours of the morning!

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DORIS32 6/25/2011 9:09PM

    what a beautiful way of saying it! I truly understand!

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I prefer those days when

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day of rest.
I see my body needs it.
However, I am switched.
I prefer those days, when I can run, or do some other intensive exercise. These resting days feel like I miss something.
I feel this urge in my body to move, to go, to explore, to be outside.

I was in Graz today, and made many walks, 16659 steps.
Doppelwendeltreppe (Double-spin-steps)

  
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DORIS32 6/25/2011 9:11PM

    how about cross training on rest days? I try to work on my abs/core and do a bunch of push ups and/or pullups on my off days. I really think having a a strong core and even strong arms helps with running.

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DESERTDREAMERS 6/25/2011 6:06AM

    wow, what a staircase! Do you actually spin back and forth on them?

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LAURIE9404 6/24/2011 11:04PM

    Alright, 16,659 steps is no joke. You still got in some exercise! I do know how you feel. Even not feeling good, I had to get my body moving. Love the picture. Looks so cool!

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NTSOHLTHNT 6/24/2011 7:26PM

    I envy you and the places you're able to go and see. I also agree with you on the newly gained perspective of rest days. I feel off if I don't work out, but I also know I need to rest. Enjoy your time off and enjoy the places you get to see :-). Have a great weekend!

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/24/2011 7:21PM

    the stairs are very 'reizvoll'

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KJ4444 6/24/2011 7:13PM

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I think I love running

Thursday, June 23, 2011

I remember how was it on 26th April, when I first went out to run.

3K, and I was quite exhausted, and really had to force my body to move forward.

Yesterday I ran 9K, and today I only did 4K, a distance which feels very-very short now.
I put on some new music - I enjoy experimenting of running to new tracks with different rithm and different atmosphere.

I meet more and more people around me who also love running, and I see myself connecting to many people in a new way, "Shall we run together once?".

  
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ON2GOALS 6/24/2011 4:01PM

    Ah - so great! Running really is a gift. So happy that you have embraced it.

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DTSOBEL 6/24/2011 12:25AM

    emoticon! I have run 5K but can't seem to get through the mental part of increasing my distance. emoticon on running the 9K. Keep up the great job!

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 6/23/2011 11:34PM

    emoticon wow - how far you've come in just 2 months! Hope you are signing up for the Daisy challenge again! It's been great having you on the team.

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NTSOHLTHNT 6/23/2011 7:13PM

    You've come a long way! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Happy running, I'm there with you, if only in my thoughts or on a treadmill inside to avoid the heat. :-)

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ROSENJ1965 6/23/2011 6:56PM

    Nice post. Welcome to running! :) I love it, too.

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MAAYOTTE 6/23/2011 6:53PM

    Funny, I don't really like running, but I loooove the way it makes me feel after!

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ABILUCHA 6/23/2011 5:54PM

    Is the picture your running route?? Gorgeous! How could you not love it with such nice views? :)

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ALEXANDERLISA 6/23/2011 5:46PM

    I love running too! I am at 10 min running non stop! emoticon

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REILLYGIRRRL 6/23/2011 5:44PM

  Great post!

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