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Finally - Long Run

Sunday, February 03, 2013

The weather was beautiful and my resting pulse was down another 7 beats this morning, so cutting out dairy seems to be working.
I decided to give a long run a try. I made it easy on myself by waiting until midday when the temps were around 50 degrees and sunny.
I ran 8 miles in 1hr. 52min.20sec., average pace 4.27 mph, avg. pulse 135
The running felt effortless and my breathing was better than ever. It felt like I was getting more air and my throat felt clear without any mucus production for the first time that I can remember. I never had asthma but always noticed having some trouble breathing at higher heart rates and I do remember having mild exercise induced asthma/shortness of breath even when I was high school age. Now I'm wondering...
I looked at my running records from a year ago when I was preparing for the same half-marathon and my 8 mile run was at a 4.2 mph pace. The fact that I'm at about the same place is encouraging given that I did very little running over the last 3 weeks.

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KELTIC-CARA 2/25/2013 6:04PM



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GOPINTOS 2/6/2013 9:19AM

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EJOY-EVELYN 2/3/2013 11:36PM

    Glad to hear about your great progress.

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-LINDA_S 2/3/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon Wish being off dairy solved my mucus problems. It's going on 5 weeks and no improvement...

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SAILOR64 2/3/2013 8:53PM

    Great Job!

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