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7/11/11 11:28 A

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I use a Gymboss interval timer and alot of run/walkers use it. Here is a link:

gymboss.com/

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7/11/11 10:36 A

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Got up early to try to avoid the heat but no such luck. So humid that it feels like you are fighting for air. Did less distance but hopefully its just an adjustment to the conditions.
Anyone out there use a fitness/running watch? I'm using my Timex Ironman just to count down the intervals but DH bought me a Suunto M4 watch with heartbeat monitor and was wondering if anyone has had experience with it. Silly thing doesn't have an interval timer though

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6/24/11 9:21 A

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Your legs and body can indeed be a little "off" after a workout yesterday. No need to be concerned! You are doing great!

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6/24/11 8:39 A

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Day 3: Unlike Wednesday I did manage to get up early and run today. I was tempted to just put it off until tomorrow but I knew I would feel bad if I did so I got up, put on my clothes, and ran. It was a bit harder today especially the last two sets. My legs got really crampy but hopefully that's them becoming more efficient. I worked pretty hard at my cross training yesterday, which mostly involves lifting my own body weight. I'm nervous about starting week 5 but I do have this sense that I can push myself and that I can keep going. I did more distance in less time but the fitness tracker keeps telling me it too me 15 minutes to do a mile. I hit mile 1 at a little over 13 minutes and mile 2 at around 27 minutes. I can't figure out if Runkeeper is lying to me or if i'm not tracking it right.

When I look at the world I'm a pessimist. When I look at people I'm an optimist -Carl Rogers

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized. ~Margaret Atwood


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6/22/11 6:24 A

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Day 2: I was going to get up and run this morning but the postdome of a migraine I got after my workout yesterday made me think better of it. They really tire me out and I thought it better to grab a little extra sleep. I instead went running this afternoon. Today wasn't a hard day but it definitely wasn't as easy as Monday. I've been trying to wrack my brain as to why today was harder and I think I'm just going to chalk this one up to "some days are better than others". I was on my feet a lot today and I did cross training yesterday. My milage did increase but my last set was really hard to do. Also for the second to last set I was running with two fairly heavy bags of veggies that my neighbor gave us (cucumbers, broccoli, onions, and cabbage) so I got a bit of weight training too. I didn't feel as exhausted after my run today. I ate a half of a peanut butter sandwich post run and that may be what I need to keep me from feeling wiped out. I did notice that two minutes is starting to get a little easier. I start hitting a wall after that but keep pushing! I know I can do this.

When I look at the world I'm a pessimist. When I look at people I'm an optimist -Carl Rogers

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized. ~Margaret Atwood


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6/20/11 9:52 A

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Sometimes I do feel very tired like that and I truly believe that as time gois on, you will less and less of that. You are really doing well and you show progress through your consistency with running. Great job!!

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6/20/11 2:35 A

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Day 1: Boy was I nervous this morning when I was getting ready for my run. I wasn't sure if I could do the 2.5 minutes but I was going to try. The weather was decent and I ate a pre-run apple and water. I started out and reminded myself to keep my pace slow or what seems slow for me. I'm used to sprinting from my soccer days and short distance running that I do for school relays. I also closed my runkeeper so I wouldn't look at it all the time. When I did look after hearing the counter for 2 minutes I realized that I had actually gone over the run time. I felt so proud I almost did a dance on the path. I also noticed that though it felt slower my pace was faster. I ran a longer distance and in less time so I felt really proud. But after the initial runner's high I was really tired. I showered and then I gave in and took a nap. Does anyone else feel tired after a run or am I doing something wrong.

When I look at the world I'm a pessimist. When I look at people I'm an optimist -Carl Rogers

Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized. ~Margaret Atwood


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