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Time for a quick run and some dog walking

Monday, December 19, 2011      3 comments

I ran on the treadmill for 3 miles, average heart rate was 135, total time was 44:10 min. Mile 1: 4.1 Mile 2: 4.1 Mile 3: 4.0 I realized that I have been walking less than I usually do because there are so few daylight hours ... Read more

Slowly increasing length of runs

Saturday, December 17, 2011      4 comments

Today I ran for 65 minutes and went 4.7 miles in light wind. The weather was nice and mild so I ran in my Vibram Five Fingers. This is my second week of using the Hal Higdon Novice program. I think the most important reason for me to enter ... Read more

Another dreadmill day

Thursday, December 15, 2011      4 comments

The days are just too short to run outside sometimes. I walked dogs, went ice skating for 1/2 hour and then after doing all the chores it was dark. So I did another treadmill run. 3 miles, average heartrate 134, incline 2. Mile 1: 4.1 m... Read more

MAF test on treadmill

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      5 comments

I ran 3 miles on the treadmill with incline of 2 in 44:40 min. That's just a tiny bit better than an average of 4 mph. Heart rate was 134, which is what I've set as my new target heart rate, mostly because I felt very comfortable at this heart r... Read more

skating and horse training

Monday, December 12, 2011      5 comments

I spent almost 90 minutes on the ice today. My balance is getting better, but it sometimes feels like 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. Today they had very nice classical music playing at the ice rink, slow and relaxing, perfect to practice slow, f... Read more

Running in the cold and skating progress

Sunday, December 11, 2011      10 comments

Today was my first run in freezing temperatures. I decided to try a pair of wrestling shoes that I had bought a year ago because they have several qualities of minimalist shoes but are like high-top sneakers in that they cover the ankle and are ... Read more

Great run, great weather

Friday, December 09, 2011      3 comments

I ran for exactly 1 hour and went 4.3 miles, the best run since starting the Maffetone method. The weather was beautiful and sunny, in the 40's and I did a couple loops through town, about half on asphalt, half on gravel, very little wind, very ... Read more

More stress but a good run today

Thursday, December 08, 2011      7 comments

This time I was dealing with a frozen hydrant that we use to fill our horse's water tank. The property owners are gone for the winter but I fortunately had a contact person who is a neighbor and a contractor who took care of things and he did so... Read more

Short but sweet

Sunday, December 04, 2011      6 comments

I had a nice run in dry, sunny weather. It turned out to be exactly a 5 K or 3.1 miles altough I had not planned it that way. My time was 44:30 min, average heart rate 130, average speed 4.18 I am now getting close enough to my next half-ma... Read more

What a beautiful day!

Friday, December 02, 2011      3 comments

Today was a great day. My daughter and I got up early and she worked out in the pool, I worked out on the treadmill. I ran 3 miles with an average heart rate of 130. I decided to not record speed except once a week from now on since there is ... Read more

Thanksgiving week summary

Tuesday, November 29, 2011      6 comments

Thanksgiving week was pretty stressful this year. I did get 3 runs in but did not feel like tracking distance or heart rate. The total miles was somewhere around 10. I'm going to do a MAF test this afternoon to see where I'm at. On a positive... Read more

MOSES - Tribute to a great dog

Monday, November 28, 2011      24 comments

MOSES 1999 - 2011 , picture taken at 10 months I found him at a local shelter, together with his brother. They were about 6 mo... Read more

Short run

Tuesday, November 22, 2011      3 comments

Today I ran out of time again getting ready for Thanksgiving. My husband was back later from work so I only had about half an hour to work out. I ran 2 miles on the treadmill in the early evening. Fortunately I had also spent about an hour walki... Read more

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

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