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Couldn’t Sleep

In Daily Exercise Summary on May 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I woke up at 6:15 this morning, and couldn’t sleep. My original plan was to walk the dogs, and then go for a run. I was supposed to meet up with my mom at 8am to walk. Instead, I decided to run and then walk the dogs.┬áThis was a little weird because I do enjoy getting a cup of coffee before running.

It was real nice weather and the temperature was about 60 degrees. So with the cool air, I set off through the hills and into town. I felt like the first mile was a struggle, but really loosened up for the mile 2 and 3. The fourth mile is the easiest, but mile 5 was tough.

When I hit the home stretch, I knew that I took the proper route and checked back afterwards: 5.04 miles according to mapmyrun.com. It took me 43 minutes and change. I have been using my ipod to keep a rather crude time. This is a good pace for me. Tomorrow, I will slow the pace down and do 10k or 6.2 miles. I plan on running along the Blackstone River. They have a nice bike path that I have never been on. It is supposed to be quite scenic and relatively flat.

On my evening walk with the dogs, I noticed that my hip was quite tight. It was actually painful. A little stretching, massage and a jump in the jacuzzi was what I needed. My feet really enjoy the therapy of the spa jets that are hitting the bottoms in two of the different seats.

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Hit the Gym Today

In Daily Exercise Summary on May 15, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Well after a nice 1.75 mile walk early this afternoon, I hit the gym for a run. Instead of running 5 miles, I decided to run the amount of time it would take me to run 5 miles at my target pace of 8 minutes per mile. It was tough for the last 5 or 6 minutes. Really had to push hard to keep going. Then I walked for 12 minutes after that.

The run was 4.73 miles. That means I have just over a quarter of a mile to make my target pace. If you figure it would have taken me another 2 minutes 10 seconds to finish the fifth mile, we potentially could have run the 8k in 42:10 or so. The walk afterward was about .63 miles.

Summer Wishlist:

I have to head to Virginia tomorrow and then on to Rhode Island monday. I will be spending the summer away from school, but I have plenty of work to do. I would like to finish this summer with a 10 mile run that approaches 1:15. I would like to have the first three chapters of my dissertation done. I would like to have my first publication accepted. I would like to have a few options for the following year that don’t involve the state of Alabama.

Rest day today

In Musings, Rants and Explanations on April 2, 2009 at 11:20 pm

I had a good rest day today. My car is being repaired so I walked up to get it. Turns out they got the wrong part and it wasn’t repaired so I walked back. Total of 1 mile walking.
Well, tomorrow I will be back on the treadmill for a 3 mile run in under 25 minutes. I’m looking forward to it. How do you pick your rest days?
Usually I look at my calendar and try to find the worst day of the week for me to break free. That is almost always my rest day. Sometimes, from experience, I can feel that my body is reaching its limit. When I get there, I usually take the next day off. I try not to take the blegh days off because then more days become blegh days.
That’s just my theory. Once I get back up to 6-10 mile distances, I will take the day off after my longest day. This is helpful. I like to hit the sauna after that long run, and eat a good meal. Also, I try to plan a long run before a day I know I can sleep in. I’m pretty sure it helps recovery.
Here is a good article that I found on Runner’s World awhile back about sleep and recovery.
http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-267–8028-0,00.html

March 26, 2009 Workout

In Daily Exercise Summary on March 26, 2009 at 2:24 pm

My teacher cancelled my seminar today, so I was able to get to the gym 5 hours earlier than I otherwise would. This made me happy, and made my running significantly easier. Today, I skipped through that first half mile at 6.9. Felt great, no labor on my breathing whatsoever. I upped the speed to 7.0 for the next half mile. I felt mild discomfort in the diaphragm around .8 miles. This was significantly better than the pain I experienced yesterday, and for the next half mile I ran at 7.1. The mild discomfort remained, but it never elevated to pain. At this point, I was laboring to breathe smoothly. I then elevated the speed at which I ran from 7.2 to 7.6 for each of the remaining tenths of a mile.

Although, the heart monitor on the treadmill was broken. I could tell that my heart rate was not nearly as high as when I finished yesterday, so I walked at a little quicker pace today. I kept the speeds between 3.5 and 4.0. The leg extensions burned the quads bad. I intended to do 3×18, but quickly realized I had to back off of that.

Activity

Time

Miles

Pace

Repetitions

Weight

Run

16:54

2.00

8:27

Walk

8:06

.51

Leg Extensions

3×15

50

Leg Curl

3×18

50

Leg Press

3×15

100