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macdiver stops being a couch potato

Discussion in 'Fitness Journals' started by macdiver, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Seltzer

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    Nice run.
     
  2. macdiver

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    Thanks. My legs were pretty tired yesterday so it was good I slowed down


    Yes, Pederson deserves this. It's great that the backup QB turned coach won with the backup QB.

    Thanks.

    Today is my first day in Jacksonville FL. No exercise. I trying to eat low carb but I grabbed the cookie at the hotel front desk out of habit. Oh well, not the end of the world
     
  3. macdiver

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    Yesterday it was raining off and on all day. I didn't exercise but I did walk down the block for dinner.

    Today the sun came out after work so I went for my run. It was nice to be in shorts and short sleeves. Even better I was able to leave the shoes off. The last half mile was a little uncomfortable as my skin isn't toughened up for this yet. I may have gone a little too far or a little too fast for my first barefoot run of the season.

    Stats are 4 miles in 36 minutes for an average 9 min pace.
     
  4. macdiver

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    Travel day today so no workout. Tomorrow I will run
     
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    I just ran 3 miles in between the rain. It did start to drizzle a little during mile 3 but only lasted a 1/4 mile or so. While it is warm today, my feet are not ready for the wet roads so I wore my moccasins. My moccasins and socks were soaked after the run. I will need to figure something out for the 10 miles I'm supposed to run tomorrow. They are calling for heavy rains in Rehoboth. I may push the run to Sunday depending on timing of the storm.
     
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    It was sunny but chilly this morning. A good day fir a 10 mile run. I started off with a sweatshirt over my running shirt. I thought about removing it around mile 3 but then turned a corner and had a cross wind coming off the ocean. By the time I removed it at mile 5 I was pretty sweaty. This was the first time I carried water with me. I need to figure out what keto fuel to use before next weekend. My standard jelly beans won't work anymore.

    Stats:. 10 miles in 1:39:32 for an average pace of 9:57. This included my walking breaks to drink water and make gear adjustments. It doesn't include the bathroom break at mile 8.5.
     
  7. Shamie

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    Nice training run.
     
  8. Seltzer

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    Ditto!
     
  9. macdiver

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    Thanks guys.

    We went for a bike ride this morning with some friends. We rode to Lewes on the bike path then returned to Rehoboth on the Gordon pond trail. Once back in Rehoboth we went to a full service Chinese restaurant for lunch (as opposed to your standard Chinese takeout restaurant). We then rode home. I didn't have my Garmin but this is a 16 to 17 mile loop. I think it took about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to reach the restaurant so a leisurely 5 mph pace. It was a nice recovery ride since my legs were tired from yesterdays run.
     
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    I had noticed during last week run and during my run Saturday that my left hip was tight. This morning I did a yoga video that focused on the hips. I think my normal Monday class does a better job of stretching the hip flexors.

    We also took the dogs downtown for a 1 hour walk today.

    In other news, I had today off. We used to get Good Friday as a holiday but that is not an official government holiday so we now get President Day instead. I preferred Good Friday because the weather is warmer. So I am spending my holiday evening flying to Florida for work. In the "no good deed goes unpunished category", my flight is now 45 minutes late and will get worse. The plane left Ohio 15 minutes ago. I used to do that flight and it is a 1 1/2 hr flight (thereabouts). Which means the plane lands after the current revised takeoff time. I guess the inbound passengers will parachute down and we will be beamed up. I'm guessing another hour will be added to the schedule soon.
     
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    So the internet is scary but cool. Once I got to Jacksonville I walked across the street from my hotel for a drink.

    My college roommate (community college in Salinas California) calls me through Facebook. I didn't know Facebook did phone calls but it does. He says were are you. I say Jacksonville FL why. He goes Facebook told me you are at whiskey Jax which is where I go when I visit my sister. I'm 5 hours away and have the next few days off. Let's have dinner tomorrow.
     
    #3411 macdiver, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:17 PM
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    There is no such thing as privacy anymore. I was trying to remember the name of someone I knew years ago. One day, his name popped into my head. I looked him up on the internet, the first thing it showed was a photo of his house, when he bought it, his real estate taxes. Like you say, the internet is good and bad. You really can't lie anymore, since anything can be looked up on the internet. Enjoy your dinner.
     

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