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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

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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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SEABREEZE65 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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