Snow. Yuck. It isn’t that bad; I’d say 1.5 inches or so.
So I went to the Riverplex to walk a half marathon indoors. I did it in segments:
1: 5 miles in 1:03:34. I did it “frog boil” style, starting at 3.8 mph and moving up .1 mph every 3 minutes until 48 minutes, then stayed at 5.3 mph for the rest. That put me at 4.68 miles in 1 hour and I used the 5 minute cool down segment to get to 5.
2: 5 miles in 1:10:40. I used 1:04 to get to 4.5 and then did 6:40 to get .5 on the neighboring treadmill. This was a 0-.5-1….up to 5.0 for 4 minutes, back down the same way, then 1 mile plus at 5.
3. 3.1 miles in 43:32 (42:08 for 3); did this one “random pattern”
2:57:46 for the half marathon.
I did some stretching and squats.
I’ll finish watching the Bradley women (who are winning) on ESPN3 and then the men in progress, then dinner with a friend.
Well, our “fake spring” is over. Back to winter time, though the snow isn’t that bad for this time of year. But any is too much for me. :-)
So I took it indoors. 2 mile treadmill in 21:20, then I thought about trying 4 miles on the track. I was laboring in mile 2 and so I changed my mind and made it 5K (lane 2)
8:57, 8:46, 8:35 (26:19), 27:19. then I walked on the treadmill, starting at 3.9 mph and increasing every 2 minutes then playing between 12:15 and 11:45 mpm (mostly 12 mpm): 38:45 for 3, 40:02 for 3.11 (5K)
That was enough for today; it was far from stellar but …well, not that bad for 1 month after blood donation and for this not being a race.
Now to attempt to be productive.
13.3 mile walk in 3:16 (14:45 pace); 1:37 to the end of Springdale and 1:39:30 back (extra loop around the mausoleum. Great day for it; 49…damp but then sunny at the finish. This was like an April day! This is one of the best winters in a long time.
Note: I have 173 miles (running/walking) for 2016, but this is due to having the last weekend in the same month (two “sort-of” long walks).
While I was walking:
Yes, this is so true for me, for a number of reasons. I’ll list a few:
1. Ideas that “just popped into my head” aren’t even “half baked”…they are still raw dough. :-) Yeah, I am idiot, but I’d rather not provide extra evidence for it!
2. If it is a personal situation, the vast majority of the time, I don’t have all of the relevant facts and context.
3. And, IF it is a case where I am angry, it is almost always essential that I “zip the lip”. This especially applies in situations where we are joking around and someone says something that just irritates the **it out of me..and this can happen when the person saying it is merely joining in. Often it isn’t *what* is said, but *who* is saying it and my history with that individual. Two people can say essentially the same thing; in one case I’ll give an honest laugh but in the other case, I want to say F**K YOU.
I sometimes to some thinking during my longer workouts.
Today, I wanted to run a “faster” pace and then walk a bit and get some sun.
Frog Boil: start 5.2 mph for 3 minutes and increase by 0.1 mph every 3 minutes.
I was at mile 4 in 41:03 and mile 6 in 58:36 (17:33 for final 2 miles), 10K in 1:00:30
3 mile walk on the track (to dry off my shirt) 43:21 (lane 2, Riverplex)
3 mile walk outside (Hooters to the start of the Marina and back; mostly snow/ice free) and some nice sun.
Total: 12 miles, or 23 miles for the weekend, or 38 running/walking for the week. 3100, 2200, 2650 yard swims, and 3 lifting sessions.
It isn’t much but it is a start, and my body is starting to perk up again.
Treadmill note: the gym was mostly empty and almost all of the treadmills were empty. So someone gets on…Right. Next. To. Me.
Ok, it was a very nice looking bespandexed younger woman so it wasn’t all bad…but why right next to me?
Title of the post I critique ideas and will continue to do so. And yes, I put my own ideas out there for critique; and sometimes they get published.
I’ll continue to critique ideas.
However I have an internal mean streak that sometimes surfaces and I get the urge to make a mean spirited “joke” at someone’s expense (e. g. via a meme, etc.)
That is almost always as sign that I am frustrated with my own life..and there is only one way to deal with that. I need to focus on my OWN shortcomings…and there are a LOT of those.
I got started too late this morning due to last night’s basketball game.
Yes, Bradley lost to Illinois State 55-52, but BU was down 41-27 with 12:xx to go and rallied to cut it to 4 with 3:xx left in the game. The team IS looking better; I see clear progress. There were fewer turn overs and the big players held their own this time.
Yes, it WAS an ugly game with not much scoring early on.
Now about the run: lane 2 of the track: 10:02, 9:36, 9:30, 9:21 (38:21), 9:11 (47:43), 8:57 (56:40), 59:03 for 10K (50 laps). I had a few people to chase from time to time.
Then 14:55 walk on the treadmill (1 mile) to cool down.
Outside: 17 F, but the roads are still mostly snow/ice covered.
Wunderground had it at 2 F with 10 mile per hour winds. There was a dusting of snow on the ground. I bounded and walked 5 outside; footing was ok. But I finished with 3 in 38:40 on the treadmill to give me 8 for the day.
I was too cold to think of much.
Data mining: I’ve openly complained about the Rams moving to Los Angeles. I compared them to an unfaithful spouse. And so I got e-mail
Yes; I got my second “divorce attorney” ad (they came after my online complaints that had words such as “never loved me”, “unfaithful”, “tramp”, etc. And of course, “Vivid Seats” has identified me as a LOS ANGELES Rams fan. :-)
Nope. Either Colts or Bears, depending on which games I can get to and who I can round up into going with me.
Off to watch the Bradley women take on Wichita State; the latter went from “best in the league” last season to “tied for the worst”, due to player attrition and the coach coming under fire for being too hard on the players.
I admit that I used break as kind of a training camp to get going on sports. But I’ll have to cut back when classes start, and while this might not limit my volume all that much, it will reduce the quality a bit. The workouts won’t be quite so leisurely paced.
Weights: rotator cuff, pull ups (5 sets of 10),
bench press: 10 x 135, 9 x 170 (strong)
incline press: 2 sets of 10 x 140 (easy)
military (dumbbells) : 2 sets of 12 x 50 seated, supported, 10 x 40 standing
rows: 2 sets of 10 x 50 each arm (dumbbells), 10 x 110 machine
abs: 2 sets of twist crunches, 2 sets of yoga leg lifts, moving bridge, headstand
Walking: 4 miles in 52:08 (14:01, 12:55, 12:49, 12:23), (lane 2), one more treadmill mile in 14:20 (1-2-3-4-5-6-7 then 7 minutes at 8)
I feel very good. I’m sure that will change soon enough. :-)
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