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Running in snow boots (video blog)

Monday, November 21, 2011      15 comments

I decided to try my fairly lightweight snow boots for running today since I need something for when the snow gets really thick and my minimalist shoes won't work. I started with 2 miles since the weight of the boots worked like ankle weights and... Read more

Still no running

Sunday, November 20, 2011      5 comments

This is the longest break that I've had from running since I started the Maffetone method, 4 days without running. I'm not sure if it's the weather or just busyness but I feel physically tired. I was on my feet all day moving bags of feed, walk... Read more

Reflections on running and races

Saturday, November 19, 2011      8 comments

I was much too busy to do any running the last two days. I did a lot of thinking about running, though, especially the fact that running, like almost any enjoyable activity, can become addictive. It may not even be the running itself that's a... Read more

Dehydration fixed - better run

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

It occurred to me on the way to the gym this morning. I did not drink anything when I went to bed and I waited until well after 9 am to have a cup of tea. I did not drink very much yesterday, either, or this whole past week, because when it's co... Read more

Another attempt

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

My MAF test attempt last night failed. I don't know if my body was affected by the teeth cleaning in the morning (challenge for the immune system as more bacteria are circulating through the body) or if I was just tired, or if my body does not d... Read more

Monday 11/14/2011 ice skating, walking, hauling hay

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      3 comments

We went ice skating in the morning and I was lucky enough to find a nice lady who helped me with the basics, improving my use of inside and outside edges, stops and crossovers. Whenever more advanced maneuvers don't progress it's good to go back... Read more

A very windy long run

Sunday, November 13, 2011      1 comments

I woke up feeling tired and not really motivated to even get out of bed. After trying to figure out why for 15 minutes I realized that I had gone to bed after midnight for no good reason other than feeling too lazy to walk upstairs, LOL. I al... Read more

Hauling hay and ice skating

Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

This was definitely a non-cardio day. I can't quite call it a strength training day because we only moved hay for about 1/2 hour. In the afternoon I had a skating lesson and started learning single-foot spins. I'm pretty tickled by the fact t... Read more

A final run before the snow hits

Friday, November 11, 2011      3 comments

I was hoping to do a long run today. We got delayed a little trying to set up my husband's new heart rate monitor. So my long run was only slightly longer than my regular runs, 5.1 miles with several steeper hills. It was amazing to see that... Read more

2 rest days and an appeal to get involved

Thursday, November 10, 2011      0 comments

Two rest days in a row is not what I had planned but I had no time for running these last two days. I did manage to get an hour of walking in with the dogs and some of it turned into jogging. I'll plan my long run for tomorrow. For those o... Read more

4 weeks since the first MAF test

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      2 comments

Here were the results from the first MAF test from Oct. 11: Mile 1: 3.7 mph Mile 2: 3.4 mph Mile 3: 3.2 mph average speed: 3.43 mph average heart rate: 132-33 Today's results: Mile 1: 4.3 mph Mile 2: 4.1 mph Mile ... Read more

A run and another rant

Monday, November 07, 2011      5 comments

Today I ran 4 miles on a chip-sealed road. Mile 1 was level, mile 2 was uphill, mile 3 downhill, mile 4 level. Here are the results: Mile 1: 4.1 mph Mile 2: 4.0 mph Mile 3: 4.8 mph Mile 4: 4.0 mph average speed: 4.2 mph ave... Read more

A perfect day

Saturday, November 05, 2011      2 comments

I had a lot of good things happen today. It was one of those things you can't predict. I took my daughter to swim practice in the morning with the intention to run at the gym because the temps were in the mid 20's at 8 am. The gym wasn't open s... Read more

Ice Skating and Walking

Thursday, November 03, 2011      3 comments

The heart rate monitor stayed at home today. I spent an hour practicing with my new ice skates. I haven't owned ice skates since I was a kid and used rental skates only a few times since. I loved getting back into skating. For the first time ... Read more

2 workouts and lots of stuff about shoes and feet

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      5 comments

I went for a walk/jog with the dogs in the morning for a total of one hour with my average pulse at 120. It was nice to be able to run the downhill parts to practice my balance and rhythm. This afternoon I did 4 miles on the treadmill. As u... Read more


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