It's a new week already, make it a good one!
I had an UB w/o + abs scheduled for today. But slept in till 6 AM. Have to be in hospital early for my eye check. Hopefully I can get the w/o in later today.
Have a great day and a most excellent run
Been to the eye doctor for an after surgery check up.
For the good news: I have two visual distortions in my R-eye that should both disappear over time.
For the bad news: he expects cataract surgery within two years . There's no sign of cataract right now, so that's good. Apparently, the cataract will be a direct result of the retinal detachment surgery I've had. I need 3-monthly check ups from now on. Ah well, I'll deal with it when it happens.
Dutchie I go running in the early morning, before my brain figures out what I'm up to.
Run the day, or the day runs you.
Actions determine state of mind - Aristotle
I am pretty happy with my Tri results. This was a rather large Tri with 36 guys in my age group so I knew it was going to be very competitive. I ended up placing 5th for my age group! I have to admit that I had a thought or two about placing but I should really be happy with my results considering it was only my 4th Tri. I am most frustrated with my 5K time. I felt really flat right from the start and ended up with a 22:22. I'm blaming a hilly bike course for zapping the power out of my legs and the warm temps, but I'm still a little disappointed. If you are interested you can check out my results here. (Age group 40-44 bib #263) http://www.setupevents.com/files/3Sports_AGMen_2010.html
Dutchie - Keep up the positive attitude. Eyesight is one of those gifts that we don't appreciate enough.
VIFL 14K 9 Feb - 58:31 (PR)
Boston Marathon 15 Apr
Jeff, I think you did great! You can be proud of yourself. Blow off that feeling of disappointment, OK? You beat out a whole lotta other guys!
Dutchie, so sorry to hear about cataracts in your future The good news is that surgery is a piece of cake for the elderly, so you'll breeze right through it That's really good news that the visual distortions you're experiencing will go away over time.
Another easy 5 tonight...no problems to mention...so happy about that.
Use your momentum...keep going. You know you can make it.
I biked 10 while my daughter ran 10 in preparation for the SF half-marathon. We are getting excited about running this and I still am not sure if I am running the half or perservering through the whole. Don't really know why I am balking at running the half. A bit of pride and a bit of desperation to complete my goals. My legs feel better than they have in awhile and I only wish I was able to put in the training that I wanted.
Dutchie: its great to get through those appointments and I have found it difficult to go to the doctor because at my age they always find some darn thing.
Jeff: nice job on the tri. Hard race no doubt. I have a hard time transitioning from the bike to the hot tub!
Happy...keep those runs enjoyable
Jeff: I still think you did amazingly well Congrats! I googled the whole cataract thing and actually the surgery is a piece of cake and recovery is like 2 or 3 days. What's to worry?
Crabby: when I set myself a goal race, I do want to run it so I understand where you're coming from. However, there's no shame in opting for a shorter the distance, like the 10 miles?
Happy Feat: you keep running easy happy miles
This morning was a hills/intervals mix for me. I opted for the TM, cause it was kinda darkish outside at 6AM. I guess I'm at that spot again where it gets increasingly difficult for me to run outside, cause it'll be dark.
7 min wu @9K/h
3 min of 30 sec@10K with 30sec recovery @ 9K
followed by hill repeats
90 sec @ 3-4-5% with 90 sec recoveries @ 0% (@9K)
1 minute walkbreak for water and a fructose tablet
1 minute @9K and another set of hill repeats
90 sec @ 5-4-3% with 90 sec recoveries @ 0% (@9K)
5 min of 30 sec@10K with 30sec recovery @ 9K
then finished up till I hit the 7K mark at an easy pace of 9K
Dutchie: I was about to pipe up about the short recovery for cataract surgery - hopefully it will just be an inconvenience if you have to do it.
Jeff: Congrats! I don't bike unless its firmly attached to the gym floor...
Speaking of which I did a 1 hour of spin class yesterday.
Today 1hr weight/resistance stuff with the trainer - 20 minutes elliptical warm up
Wed: 4 mile run
Lets keep up this pain free week!
Build up base mileage.
Halifax Bluenose HM May 2013
Smooth. Effortless. Powerful. That's what this mornings 11.2K run was like. Maintained a pretty good pace despite temp already at 20C. I feel great. Saw deer along the way. Saw them before Spooky did so I could put her on leash. Magnificent run.
Ayola: how do you like your strength training?
4.5 miles this morning - not soupy! 18ºC with a breeze. I seem to be running a little faster at my easy pace. Don't know if this is because my mileage is low - time to get out the heart monitor to double check I'm not running too fast.
Dutchie: So far so good. Its pretty challenging for me - I generally like to just put on the headphones, run and let my mind wander. Training requires a bit of concentration. I like the trainer - I feel she's pretty detail orientated. I think she's still trying out a bunch of different exercises to see which ones work for form and what weights are appropriate. I asked her to focus on core and upper body... so my arms generally feel like they are going to fall off. Also I'm cleaning up my eating post-vacation. I hope to see some general improvement by mid-August.
Friday short run
Saturday 2hr run 10-11 miles
Happy Wednesday, A
You're right Ayola, strength training always requires you to focus on your form. I use dvd w/os so I don't have to count my reps, someone else does
ETA: I'm closing in Ayola... better run
Another fantastic run this morning. A nice and easy 7.3K with Spooky. Lovely morning too: sunny with a breeze. Pushups: 14+8+4
Quiet here this week. Nobody running?
Another gorgeous morning: sunny with a breeze. There's a crispiness in the air that hasn't been there for over a month.
Just a short recovery type 3K run. Should've taken Spike too, but I was running late and taking Spike would add about 10 minutes to my run. He didn't seem too interested anyway. Maybe he still thinks it's too hot to run?
Quiet here this week. Nobody running?
Not much going on here this week. I have been working evening shift so I don't get up until it's already 90F and we have been reaching 100F most days. Just working a little on some swim drills in the pool. I should be doing some core work during the down time but.......
Quiet here this week. Nobody running?
Meh. A couple of treadmill runs and an easy 4.5 miler. Nothing to mention.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
"They just couldn't believe that somebody would do all that running for no reason."--Forrest Gump
Boston Marathon 15 April
Big Sur Marathon 28 April
Bighorn 50 Mile 15 June
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July
Perfesser: any run is worth mentioning Otherwise, I wouldn't be reporting much of anything.
Legs felt tired this morning. Took Spike with me who did really well until the point where we turned round to go home, sigh. He sort of instantly became this very disobedient doggie that I just had put on leash again.
I just noticed I'm 800 meters short of making 1000 kilometers today. I guess that when I take the dogs out for a walk later this afternoon, I'll just have to put on my running shoes and run those last meters
A real slog through the fog this morning for 10 miles. Tried a new route which seemed to be all uphill, ugh. Of course in the back of my mind is the worry about substituting cross training for running... oh well, the experiment continues until 8 weeks before the race.
I have no idea how anyone is surviving 90+ºF. My body is not adjusting to anything above high 70s.
Tomorrow: elliptical and resistance training
Monday: spin class
Tuesday: 1hr with trainer - I may try to sneak in a warm up run
Wed: 6 miles
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