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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cardio Streak Day 211

0630 hrs Walk

Ok, it's cold this morning no matter how you slice it. I've got things to do so out the door I went at 0630.

Today was the swing day and it's only for a walk. I dressed warmly and went for a full hour and covered 3.24 miles.

Brrrrr, I'm glad to be back in the house!

3.24 miles
60 minutes
339 calories burned

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KARMSTRON 11/28/2011 12:17PM

    Yep - 40 is cold no matter how you slice it! Brrrrrrr

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JSALERNO 11/28/2011 4:30AM

    Glad you stuck it out.

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KRISZTA11 11/28/2011 2:42AM

    Well done!
That must have felt very cold, as you are used to so much better weather...

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MOBYCARP 11/27/2011 8:41PM

    Actually, 40 F is better running weather than walking weather. You don't need as many layers to keep warm because the run cranks up your body heat.

Of course, people who live in Texas might not have the running clothes to deal with even 40 plus a stiff wind; but it's something to consider the next time it gets that chilly.

I got your weather in Upstate NY today. Ran this morning at 53 with minimal wind, and had a nice walk in the afternoon at 63 and sunny. That's much better than I can expect in late November, when each day without snow is a blessing.

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WHOLEHEARTPAT 11/27/2011 7:07PM

    You have incredible stamina and determination. Way to go!

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OUTDOORGIRL70 11/27/2011 6:59PM

    This is why when I can walk I do not do it in the winter here. This morning was 5 degrees.

emoticon on doing 1 hour.

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LESLIELENORE 11/27/2011 6:53PM

    Hey! I think your weather got sent to western new york by mistake. Sure it rai8ned today, but it was 60 degrees, so even Cooper didn't mind.

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JILLITA55 11/27/2011 6:46PM

    Burr in Houston. Windy

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CAROL- 11/27/2011 6:46PM

    emoticon I'd never be able to last an hour in that cold. Good job!

I enjoy hiking in cool weather, but that's too cold for me.

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CHERYLEC 11/27/2011 6:39PM

    I only lasted 25 minutes outside. My hands and feet are still cold. Brrr. Cheers, C

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Back in Town

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Cardio Streak Day 210

1630 hrs 5K Jog

I returned back to the Metroplex in the early afternoon and took care of some errands in town. At about 1630 I finally got to do my workout for the day. It's getting colder and the wind is gale force out there; well, not really, but it's blowing pretty good.

After the customary warm up walk, I started the jogging session. A couple of days ago, I trimmed a minute off my average time but today was not so special. I finished the session at 41 minutes but it does seem to be getting a little easier, if only by small steps (no pun intended).

With warm up and cool down, today was:
3.73 miles
51 minutes
388 calories burned

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CHERYLEC 11/27/2011 11:05AM

    Glad you got the run in. Way to stay on course. Cheers, C

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KARMSTRON 11/27/2011 10:23AM

    You consistancy is inspiring!

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MELJANE84 11/27/2011 4:17AM

    Yes consistency is the key!! Keep up the great work!

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LESLIELENORE 11/26/2011 9:45PM

    Careful you don't get blown off course in those high winds! It might not have seemed like anything special, but your absolute consistency is always special.

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Fog Lifting

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cardio Streak Day 209

0800 hrs Running Intervals

Ok, so I slept in a little this morning. It felt great. After a 5K jog and an elliptical yesterday, my legs were a little sore and I was just a little tired. I'm sure eating slightly more than normal for Thanksgiving yesterday probably contributed to the feeling.

I really did not overdo the food yesterday. I ate smaller portions than I've ever had in my life. I did go back for seconds on the protein and sweet potatoes and even had one slice of apple pie, but all in all it was a fairly sane day food wise.

Once I woke, I drank 16oz of water and headed out. There was light fog this morning and it was ever so chilly at 52F. I was dressed only in shorts and a tee shirt and the first ten minutes or so was a little brisk, especially with the high humidity and a breeze that exacerbated the wind chill.

After the warm up walk, I started the running:
60 sec run / 60 sec walk for eight minutes
60 sec run / 90 sec walk for ten minutes
30 sec run / 90 sec walk until done

I planned for a five mile trek today. During the first part of the workout, I had a running partner who went with me for about 1.50 miles but then turned off and went another way. (Suzanne Summers in the white T-Bird - American Graffiti?) After that, I was on my own.

I ran past the fire boys and the cop shop but nothing much was happening. The courthouse was pretty much deserted so I continued down to the railroad tracks and turned around for the return trip. One of the pitfalls to running in a small town is the cracks and uneven streets. Even though everybody is pretty friendly and I don't have to play dodge-the-car here, the worry is always tripping or falling. Luckily I've been klutz-free so far.

Since this is country, I was beset upon by two dogs in the later portion of the workout. I ignored them and kept on my way and I noticed that they went back to their yard and decided not to continue to harass me. It's just as well, I was tired by that time.

Today I did 5.02 miles in 65 minutes. That does include the walking portions, by the way. With the walking in the intervals and the warm up and cool down, the total for the day was:
5.62 miles
75 minutes
620 calories burned

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KARMSTRON 11/26/2011 1:41PM

    I'm proud of you! great job! emoticon

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KRISZTA11 11/26/2011 11:59AM

    Congrats on execellent holiday eating and exercise!
I love that white T-Bird in American Graffiti : )

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LESLIELENORE 11/25/2011 9:47PM

    I am glad you got out and ran today. I didn't feel like doing much today. It might have been leftover turkey sluggishness for me, but I went out for a 2 hour walk with the dog this afternoon anyway. Didn't do much else today though.

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MOBYCARP 11/25/2011 8:19PM

    Good job! Maintaining the important routines during holidays, and extra days off, and national days of shopping can be tough; but consistency will get you where you need to go.

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CHERYLEC 11/25/2011 7:44PM

    Glad the dogs didn't get you. Way to adapt to the environment. Great efforts. Cheers, C

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Jogging in the Fog

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cardio Streak Day 208

0700 hrs 5K

I did two workouts today. At 0700 I went outside for a 5K run which I completed in just a schosh (that's a West Texas word, I believe) over 40 minutes (40:05 minutes and 3.12 miles) so I'm rounding it to 40 minutes just for simplicity. It was foggy out this morning but there were no cars to mention.

At 0930 I jumped on the elliptical and did a twelve minute workout. I got the pulse rate up to about 160 at one point and kept the meter pegged in the "endurance" category for the better part of the workout.

For now, I'm going to do another stretch and try to ease some stiffness then get ready for Thanksgiving and The Cowboys!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. !!!!!!!

5K [+] warm up and cool down [+] elliptical
40 minutes [+] 12 minutes [+] 12 minutes
616 calories burned

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CHERYLEC 11/24/2011 6:28PM

    Good job at working out on a holiday. Way to hang in there. Cheers, C

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KRISZTA11 11/24/2011 12:15PM

    Congrats to running 5k in 40 minutes! Good time!

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LESLIELENORE 11/24/2011 11:53AM

    Wow! What a great way to start your Thanksgiving. I hope you have a great day!

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Clear, Cold, and Pretty Darn Early

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cardio Streak Day 207

0400 hrs 5K

Today I'll mention some of my SP Friends who seem to be more active on the site. Some need encouragement and some need to be emulated. I'll leave it up to you to decide which is which.

In no particular order: Annemarie04, Jsalerno, CheryleC, Leslielenore, Cmotter, Charmania76, Karmstron, Beautifulwomen, Halebent, Braverude, Memories7, Outdoorgirl66, Soft_Val67, Kriszta11, Mskimbolina, NYcutie22, Eichswife06, RC2Cattle, Bobaloou, Koalabob, Meljane84, Strongnsexy1.

Look at the temp, it's the coldest morning yet and my happy butt was out the door at 0400! I remember years ago I ran a couple of miles on top of a dam in a blizzard while a bunch of my guys were watching me from the comfort and warmth of the physical fitness center. When I got back, my sweats were covered with snow. Maybe I was a little crazy back then (probably was) but for now, going out in 42F weather is a major step for me.

The sky was clear so the light was lower today. Luckily some guy invented these things called street lights so I wouldn't fall over my own feet while out there!

Today was running intervals:
60 sec run / 60 sec walk (then repeat - total time eight minutes)
60 sec run / 90 sec walk (then repeat - total time ten minutes)
30 sec run / 90 sec walk (repeat until done)

Today I went a total of 5.15 miles in 70 minutes. I'm tired. With the warm up and cool down, the total workout today was:
5.75 miles
80 minutes
604 calories burned

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JSALERNO 11/24/2011 7:34AM


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MOBYCARP 11/23/2011 7:44PM

    I thought I was turning into an early bird getting out of bed at 0530 some days. Being on the road at 0400 speaks of tremendous dedication to getting those 80 minutes in!

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BRAVERUDE 11/23/2011 7:01PM

    Thanks for the mention (I hope...!!!). Good for you getting up early and blazing the trails!!! I'm heading for my workout now...'cause I slept in this morning...!!

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LESLIELENORE 11/23/2011 6:29PM

    Thanks for the mention. I got out twice today for walks, between appointments and errands. It was chilly! I guess 30s will be my normal for the next few months. That does not make me happy. If I had family someplace warmer I would think about moving. lol

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MELJANE84 11/23/2011 3:26PM

    Great work this morning! And great name dropping!!

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KRISZTA11 11/23/2011 2:42PM

    Wow, you ran a lot early morning!
I imagine it must have been strange, running in the dark, on the empty streets.

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