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mileage posted: Wed 2011-11-16 11:02:29 tags: fitness
Last treadmill session (#33) was Monday, Nov. 7, where I clocked 3.3mi in exactly 46 minutes. Then I got dragged down by the stress of finalizing annual software changes, in combination with a storm of domestic disturbances. The software update project is done aside from some final testing and debugging, and I'm at-ease with that and looking forward to making some advances in re-engineering it as an intranet application. The domestic situation was good while it lasted - clean, quiet, economical and... (...more)
fields of gold posted: Mon 2011-11-07 11:49:18 tags: work
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misc posted: Sun 2011-11-06 14:34:04 tags: fitness, dungeon overlord
I did a little shopping at Target before I hit the gym yesterday. By long habit, I was an up-the-calf white cotton tube sock kind of guy. Before she fell out with Sl.-, M.- gave me package of Hanes ankle socks, which I never opened but also never tossed or gave away. Then when I started doing the gym thing I felt self-conscious about my socks, which either trap heat and sweat or slip down to rumple around the ankle anyway, so I cracked open the ankle socks. And turns out I really like them, so much so that... (...more)
bonus mileage posted: Sat 2011-11-05 12:21:15 tags: fitness
Session #32: 3.3mi / 43m53s. 1.5mi at a 5.0mph jog, cooldown, .5mi at 5.4mph, cooldown, final stretch of a bit over a lap at 5.8mph. That's right, close to 2 minutes clipped off my best time. What was different? First, I ran yesterday, so today defied the conventional "train every other day" wisdom. But the every-other-day thing is intended to promote cross-training, so that a) stressed tissue gets a chance to heal and b) the little oddball muscles that don't get worked in your main exercise do get some... (...more)
mileage posted: Fri 2011-11-04 11:24:03 tags: fitness
Session #31: 3.3 mi / 46m26s. 7.4mph is sustainable for a half-lap, but that's my limit - I shot for 7.5, and it just takes more core muscle power than I have. I can feel a pronounced difference in my calf tone, and somewhat in my quadriceps; but the off-day calisthenic schedule has been spotty at best, so my hamstrings, glutes, hips and abs just aren't up to sprinting yet.