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Houston Half Marathon Comparison

Monday, October 27, 2014

Comparing this run in 2013 to 2014

2014:
Time: 2:41:23
13.1 Miles
1640 cal.
Avg. HR 121
Avg. Pace: 12:13

2013:
Time: 2:59:41
13.1 miles
1459 cal.
Avg. HR: 117
Avg. Pace: 13:43

  
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MWWENSIN 10/28/2014 8:39AM

    Great job - I see you've been working hard.

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MOBYCARP 10/27/2014 5:19PM

    Great job! I especially like that you improved your pace by a minute and a half per mile, but only increased your average heart rate by 4 beats per minute. That's a massive improvement in fitness from one year to the next.

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SLENDERELLA61 10/27/2014 4:08PM

    Great job!! Your fitness level has taken a giant leap. Thanks for sharing!!

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COOP9002 10/27/2014 3:06PM

    Wow!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/27/2014 12:16PM

    That's awesome, Gary! emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 10/27/2014 12:13PM

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REBESANCON 10/27/2014 11:12AM

    Wow! That's fantastic - congratulations! Seems crazy that you were able to shave more than an hour off your time in just a year's time - and shaved your average pace by a full minute and a half. Keep rockin' the road! emoticon

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MBTEPP 10/27/2014 11:11AM

    BRAVO!!

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Back to Tracking

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Over the past two weeks I've done no tracking of exercise or of food intake. I've gained 6+ pounds during this time. My goal now is to loose the weight and get back into exercise over the next few weeks. I go off of my eating and exercise plan every time I take a vacation. I've never had a problem in the past loosing the weight and getting back into my exercise program. We'll see how it goes this time. I ate slightly healthier on this vacation than on previous vacations but ate a lot of food. Since my wife was wearing a boot we didn't walk or get near the amount of exercise we normally get on our vacations.Our son is coming home for a few days later this week so we'll likely eat out more often than usual. I may have to work at this weight loss thing more than I have in the past.
Life is new every day.

  
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FROSTIERACES 6/4/2014 7:51AM

    "Life is new everyday"..I love that! Sounds like you have a plan. Your wife had to wear a boot? sprained or broken ankle? I hope she's feeling better soon. emoticon

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MWWENSIN 6/3/2014 6:01PM

    Easy to get off track but it's easy to get on track too. I know you'll lose the weight.

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PLMITCH 6/3/2014 5:16PM

    Sounds familiar -- same thing happen to me when we went to Jamaica in December. I bet in no time you'll be back to where you want to be.

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MBTEPP 6/3/2014 2:30PM

    Easy - Peasy! as my DD would say. I normally accept a couple of lbs when we vacation, but we have chosen active vacations in the last couple of years. We chose to cook for ourselves whenever possible, but we do enjoy tasting local foods. You have to forgive yourself, enjoy the memories, and get right back into your healthy habits. Hope DW is feeling better.

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What was your favorite part of San Francisco? Did you visit the Chinatown?

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/3/2014 2:08PM

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/3/2014 1:40PM

    I know you will get it done!
Hope the vacation was wonderful!

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Conscientiousness

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Just read an article that states conscientiousness is the best determinant of success. It incorporates the qualities of being super organized, planning ahead and being responsible. People with this trait tend to work hard, control their impulses, do a thorough job and set and work toward goals.

Hope you have some.

  
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FROSTIERACES 5/26/2014 4:50PM

    This is great! Hi btw!! emoticonHow are you!? emoticon

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SMITTY4RL 5/25/2014 6:45AM

    Well, I'm okay with some and not so good on others. Consistency seems to be my bugaboo. emoticon

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BOILHAM 5/11/2014 6:48PM

    I'll have to admit I'm not "super organized". Adequately organized - enough to plan ahead and stick to the plan I suppose. Perhaps I'm not defining organized as the article meant. Food for thought.

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MBTEPP 5/8/2014 2:55PM

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I am in and out of the state of conscientiousness a lot depending on the overload of life and going into autopilot. What a great focus to work on! I am honing this one more often.

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PLMITCH 5/8/2014 9:29AM

    Hmmm, not so good on some of these...

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/8/2014 8:36AM

    Some of that, anyway. emoticon
But SB is right: define success first, then work towards it.

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SEABREEZE65 5/8/2014 5:32AM

    This is good!

Now I need to determine what success means to me.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/7/2014 10:06PM

    Most of the time.
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Mount TC Jester & Four for the Park

Saturday, April 05, 2014

:46 run :30 walk seconds
Ran 152:07 minutes
12.05 miles
1391 cal.
Avg. HR: 115 Max HR: 137
Avg. Pace: 12:37 (12:37)

Ran 8 miles with a friend. We ended up about 25 seconds slower per mile than my plan called for. Made up the pace difference during the 'race'. Felt good knowing I had the ability to do this. Mile 9 was at a 10:48 pace. This was the first mile of the race.

  
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TXHRT4U 4/29/2014 12:45PM

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MBTEPP 4/6/2014 10:02AM

    There is no replacing a good run with a friend. Double the serotonin for the brain!

congrats.

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MWWENSIN 4/5/2014 9:47PM

    Glad the run went well.

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SEABREEZE65 4/5/2014 7:09PM

    Very good run! Good for you.


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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/5/2014 5:40PM

    Wow -- speeding up that much at mile 9. That's great!

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Buffalo Bayou

Saturday, March 29, 2014

:45 run :30 walk seconds
Ran 145:49 minutes
11.5 miles
1400 cal.
Avg. HR: 116 Max HR: 131
Avg. Pace: 12:40 (12:40)

Good run. Actually had some Houston style hills. The new sidewalks along the bayou are almost finished and make for a very good run.

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/31/2014 11:43AM

    It really is becoming a great place to run.
Well done!

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PLMITCH 3/29/2014 11:43PM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/29/2014 1:15PM

    Good job! What are Houston style hills?
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COOP9002 3/29/2014 1:02PM

    Nice job!

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MBTEPP 3/29/2014 11:34AM

    Great run! I bet it feels great to be pounding the pavement again after your double HMs.

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