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Houston Fit: First Run of the Season

Saturday, July 13, 2013

7/13
Plan: 60 minutes :31/:30 seconds @ 100 or less, last 15 minutes 102 or less
Actual: Did Plan
3.79 miles
349 cal.
Avg. HR: 100
Avg. Pace: 15:51
BP After: 107/82 Pulse 83
79 Degrees
Run went well, felt like I could have run for another hour at this pace.

  
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SEABREEZE64 7/14/2013 5:53AM

    I know... these are the kind of runs that seem to energize me a lot. Glad you had a good run!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 7/13/2013 11:19PM

    That's a great feeling!
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STEVIEBEE569 7/13/2013 6:05PM

    Great Job! Keep up the good work!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/13/2013 12:30PM

    Awesome! 100 or less? Wow. I think my HR goes that high just stepping outside.

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Memorial to Heights

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Long run: 6.41 miles
Time; 1:28:00 Avg. Pace: 13:44 Calories Burned: 713 Avg. Heart Rate: 114
Upper 120 Lower 110
Weight 170.4 before 169.2 after 24 oz. water + 12 oz. Gator Ade
Clif Bar 1/2, 1 Gu, 0 Salt Tablets

Ran with off season Purples
Stretches before and after.
72 degrees
14.95 miles this week

Run went okay. Run went well
Slight light-headedness after. No talking after.
Blood Pressure after: 94/59 Pulse 89

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/8/2013 12:55PM

    Sounds great!

We ran West U today.

Comment edited on: 6/8/2013 12:56:06 PM

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SEABREEZE64 6/8/2013 12:18PM

    Well done....

Oh, how I would like a lower HR when running..... emoticon

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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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