Big ice skating day

Friday, January 06, 2012

I was on the ice for about 90 minutes today. There were only about 4 other people on the ice, perfect to practice circles on one foot, working on inside and outside edges. The most important thing is that I learned to relax the muscles in my feet a lot more and to put my weight further back which makes it easier to turn. I do have some sore muscles in my legs and decided to not go for a run today as well. I don't want to be too sore for my long run on Saturday.
I also found some stuff I wrote down from about a year ago. I recorded a run where I was running for 4 miles at 4.5mph but my heart rate was close to 160 at the end with the average heart rate around 148. That means that I have significantly improved since then.
I'm curious to see how my longer runs will go over the next couple of weeks.
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    Smart plan to save for the long run - ice skating sounds like plenty of activity for today!
    3302 days ago

    I used to ride hunter/dressage for years. Ran a lot of races, 4-H horse club leader, stay at home Mom, and fire fighter. I fell from a fire engine and was paralyzed...now I am in a wheel chair, old show horses have passed away, and I have miniature pinto horses.

    Never stop all that activity spark friend, take lots of pictures and cherish every step, feel every muscle, be thankful you can feel each and every thing you do!!! None of us know what tomorrow will bring.

    Do not take anything for granted, find the extraordinary things in your ordinary day!!!
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    3303 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/6/2012 4:56:48 PM
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