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First Heart Rate Long Run

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Long run: 8.15 miles
Time; 1:58:00 Avg. Pace: 14:29 Calories Burned: 885 Avg. Heart Rate: 114
Upper 120 Lower 110
Weight 170.6 before 169.6 after 24 oz. water + 16 oz. Gator Ade
Clif Bar 1/2, 1 Gu, 2 Salt Tablets

Ran alone
Stretches before and after.
75 degrees
17.31 miles this week

Run went okay. Run portions were okay, got tired of walking.
Almost no light-headedness. No talking after.
Blood Pressure after: 83/52 Pulse 85 an hour later at home 113/63 Pulse 61

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PLMITCH 6/2/2013 5:27PM

    Sounds like a great run!

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SEABREEZE64 6/2/2013 6:51AM

    Looks like the run went well....
I am glad you are working with your doctor on that blood pressure and light headedness issue.

14:29 looks like a pretty good average pace for a long run.
When I use a 10 beat swing for HR runs... by the end of the run I am walking at least a minute or more as it takes that long for my HR to reach that bottom number. I've experimented with a smaller range, but then it takes less time for my HR to reach to top number.

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MOBYCARP 6/1/2013 8:14PM

    Blood pressure went up when pulse went down? That looks odd. Still, not having the light headedness is a good sign.

Good run, good report. Looks like you're coming back the smart way, slowly and surely.

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PASTAFARIAN 6/1/2013 4:03PM

    You ate *half* a Clif bar? Wow, you have willpower! :-P

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COOP9002 6/1/2013 12:48PM

    Sounds like a good report. Hope that you are happy with it.

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Memorial to River Oaks

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Long run: 8.05 miles
Time; 1:52:00 Avg. Pace: 13:55 Calories Burned: 922 Avg. Heart Rate: 121
Run: 2:00 Avg. Walk: 1:00 Avg.
172.4 before 170.2 after 16 oz. water + 16 oz. Gator Ade + 8 oz. Apple Juice
Clif Bar 1/2, 1 Gu, 2 Salt Tablets

Ran with wife's group
Stretches before and after.
71 to 75 degrees
17.32 miles this week

Run went okay.
After finished walked about 10 minutes but still became somewhat light headed.
Blood Pressure after: 122/45 Pulse 89 an hour later at home 92/55 Pulse 68

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BOILHAM 5/26/2013 9:01AM

    You're really puttin' in the miles. Good job! That does seem like a lot of salt intake, but I am sure you know best for your own requirements.

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SEABREEZE64 5/26/2013 8:04AM

    Good idea to ask your doctor about your blood pressure.
It does seem unusually low and may be the cause or at least a contributing factor to the light-headedness.

Let us know what your doctor says.

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RUN4FOOD 5/25/2013 10:30PM

    Kevin, I don't know what the blood pressure numbers mean either. On Tuesday I'll email them to my doctor to see what he has to say. Maybe it will start some smart questions.
One out of three health issues are solved. Time to start tackling the other two.
Hope I can continue to run through the process.

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MOBYCARP 5/25/2013 9:20PM

    It looks odd to me that your diastolic pressure is a) so low after the run, and b) higher later when the systolic has dropped. That probably means something, but I don't know what.

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RUN4FOOD 5/25/2013 3:07PM

    A couple of years ago a doctor recommended I should try taking salt tablets once the weather warmed up. The thinking was they might help with my after run problems with light-headedness.
Last week I didn't take any until after my run was finished. This week I took two during my run. I can say I felt better after my run today, but there were many other differences between the two runs.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/25/2013 1:40PM

    I'm curious as to why the 2 salt tablets for an 8 mile run where you are also consumjng 16 oz of Gatorade and a GU, both of which replenish electrolytes. Temps look good, too.

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Water Fountain

Monday, May 20, 2013

If you were running on a hot day, thirsty and came upon a water fountain in a park that a dog was drinking out of, would it bother you to drink out of that same fountain right after the dog?

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PLMITCH 5/21/2013 5:11PM

    No issues as long as it is running water...

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RUN4FOOD 5/20/2013 9:36PM

    My mind went to these two thoughts and i didn't have any soap.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says about dogs that: "To best protect yourself from getting sick, thoroughly wash your hands with running water and soap after contact with dogs, dog saliva, or dog feces (stool)."

As to whether to exchange kisses with Spot or to forego the procedure in favor of giving him a good petting, keep in mind that a dog's tongue is both its wash cloth and its toilet paper.

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SPINNINGJW 5/20/2013 9:14PM

    I have heard that dog saliva has a slightly antiseptic quality. Don't know if I believe it, but I would certainly drink from the fountain after letting it run for a bit.

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MOBYCARP 5/20/2013 7:48PM

    I hope I'd be carrying my own water with me. Absent that, better to let it flow to rinse then drink after the dog, than to get dehydration with heat stroke.

Thought to ponder: The next time you're running on a hot day, thirsty, and come across a vacant drinking fountain . . . how would you know that the last user *wasn't* a dog?

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JTREMBATH 5/20/2013 2:46PM

    not sure.

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BOILHAM 5/20/2013 2:20PM

    Sure, just let it run a few seconds and drink away. I'm not queasy about such things.

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Memorial to Blue Light Paths

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Long run: 9.69 miles
Time; 2:15:00 Avg. Pace: 13:56 Calories Burned: 1183 Avg. Heart Rate: 149
Run: 3:00 Avg. Walk: 1:45 Avg.
171.8 before 173.8 after 32 oz. water + 16 oz. Gu + 8 oz. Apple Juice
Clif Bar 1/2, 1 Gu, 1 Salt Tablet(forgot until after finished)

Ran alone.
Stretches before and after.
71 to 75 degrees
18.47 miles this week

Run went okay, but slow, probably because of it being the first long run on a hot day this season.
After finished walked about 10 minutes but still became very light headed, started to black out and only capable of panting. Lasted about 20 minutes.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/8/2013 12:56PM

    What are Blue Light Paths?

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SHIRAZSOLLY 5/20/2013 2:51AM

    Do you have a treadmill for running on when it is hot? And access to a good blood pressure monitor (preferably not a wrist cuff, but if you use a wrist cuff, check it against a good quality plug in or a professional's)?

You have way more experience running that I do, so forgive me... but I did used to go on long hikes alone in humid Virginia. Wet handkerchiefs on the back of my neck helped keep me cool. They feel awful when you first put them on; there are professional products in some gardening magazines that aren't so jarring. I am sure runners have a similar thing, but I haven't found it yet.

Since it wasn't SUPER hot out, I'd look at whether or not you were possibly dehydrated before, or if there were other medical issues like blood pressure changes. Are any of those gels/foods possibly new ones? I am allergic to a few additives, with the result of hives on my neck and chest, light headedness and... blood pressure spikes and drops. An anaphylactic-like response, they call it when the body self corrects/it doesn't progress beyond that and need an Epipen or other heart stimulant.

If you have access to a treadmill, maybe run inside a couple of times and see how you feel the next few days... or take your cell phone and go slow and easy, as the previous commenters suggested.

If it happens again, please see a doctor.

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MOBYCARP 5/18/2013 8:51PM

    Running alone + starting to black out is a bit scary. I hope you figure out what was going on there and how to avoid it in the future.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 5/18/2013 8:38PM

    I find that shorter intervals help me cope better with the heat. Plus Jeff Galloway's advice is that a walk longer than 1 minute doesn't provide a lot of additional benefit. So I suggest you try -- run 1:30, walk :50 or -- run 1:30, walk 1:00. See how it feels. That's basically the same ratio you are currently using.

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SEABREEZE64 5/18/2013 4:20PM

    Slow is okay for a slow run on a hot day. Actually very slow is okay!!!!

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Shorter Long Run

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Long run: 6.62 miles
Time; 1:27:00 Avg. Pace: 13:08 Calories Burned: 819 Avg. Heart Rate: 124
Run: 3:00 Avg. Pace: 11:05 Walk: 2:00 Avg. Pace: 17:34
170.8 before 170.0 after 16 oz. water + 16 oz. Apple Juice
Clif Bar 1/4 1 Gu 1 Salt Tablet

Ran alone.
Stretches before and after.
65 degrees
15.7 miles this week

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SEABREEZE64 5/11/2013 12:04PM

    Good job!!!
Did you ever get a chance to try another Magic Mile?

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COOP9002 5/11/2013 11:52AM

    Nice job. Looks like you're taking advantage of some beautiful weather as well.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/11/2013 11:39AM

    Well done! Way to get in the miles this week.
I decided to run alone today, along Braes Bayou with Sophie. A HRM run - average 118. We won't talk about the pace. emoticon
Nursing a sore knee.

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