Mileage reporting 22nd week 2014

Discussion in 'Mileage Reporting' started by Scratch, May 26, 2014.

  1. Sly Barefooters
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    yesterday I said "i dont understand why my feet are so tired"
    now I look at them and see 4 or 5 little holes on my soles

    they put new asphalt on my village' streets this week
    very easy asphalt, smooth, but with very little tiny gravels here and there
    it looks like they are sharper than I was thinking...

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  2. Scratch Barefooters
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    11 mile long run this morning.

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  3. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    I'm too lazy to look up the original sites where I read this. "Science of Running" maybe? This was the second or third article in a Google search. The basic idea is that heart rate per se isn't what we want to know about, but rather VO2 Max, as this will predict performance. But it's not reasonable to hook up a breathing apparatus unless someone is running on a treadmill in a lab, hence the use of heart rate as a proxy measure that can easily be quantified 'in the field.'

    Anyway, didn't mean by any means to discourage anyone from using a monitor, whether as a gauge of VO2 max or effort level. I just said that for me, it seems superfluous. A friend gave me his old HRM and I ran with it once and my aerobic effort 'feel' aligned perfectly with the heart rate calculation (I think I was using the Mayo clinic formula, not the Maffetone one, which is more conservative). At aerobic pace, like I said, I can run forever, legs willing. I probably have a well-developed sense of aerobic pace because of my bicycle travels, when I was in the saddle eight hours a day on average, but I dunno, seems like I've always had a good feel for this (same with lactate threshold on a tempo run), so it's surprising when I read others don't. No offense.

    In general, I'm really enjoying numberless running these last months.

    Anyhow, I'm where you were a month ago after your battle with this lingering virus. Finally back to normal, but not looking forward to building things back up again. Still, raring to go.
    Like our winter grit, that stuff is more abrasive than it looks. I got torn up sometimes after just a few miles . . .

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  4. dutchie53 Barefooters
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    4 miles today, maybe more. I ran with relaxed breathing the entire way, felt good and my pace dog decided to go easy on me today. Boy, some shoddies are grumpy this morning, ran by a couple of young ladies greeted them with a cheery good morning, but nothing in return. I got a couple of those just ignore him and the weird barefooter will go away looks, actually I found that comical. :)
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  5. Sly Barefooters
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    half marathon on the beach
    slept only 3 hours the night before and drove my car 2 hours in the morning
    so easy for the feet, I was happily surprised

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  6. otoole4info Barefooters
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    Well I fell off the wagon for two weeks..... No miles put in at all. Today though I managed 3 miles in one of my favorite cities in the US, Minneapolis. I'm here visiting my youngest son as he recovers from his Bone Marrow Transplant. Hopefully he and my wife will be coming home in July and my running can get back on track a bit more.

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  7. dutchie53 Barefooters
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    Best wishes for your son and family Kevin. Hoping that everything will work out for the best.
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  8. otoole4info Barefooters
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    Thanks, things are going good. Heading toward the end of the stay out here. End of June he will be 100 days post. I've been going back and forth from NY to MN.

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    That's not falling off the wagon. That's having the right priorities in a time of intense stress.

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  10. happysongbird Chapter Presidents
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    Friday, 2 miles with hills on rough pavement. For no apparent reason, left sole got tender again right before bed the night before, but I was able to take it slow on the run and enjoy the warm pavement alongside dear hubby. We decided to stay home for dancing last night. He cleared a spot in the basement, with the nice cement floor, and we danced like crazy for about 45 minutes. But he had made me a new drink(for me) with whipped cream vodka and orange juice. It tasted really good, but made me frantically, desperately SLEEPY. Now he knows just what to slip me if I'm causing him too much trouble...

    Saturday we ran 4 miles around the pond loop. I did a few fartleks. Now for some garden yoga. :)

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    Conquered the Rugged Maniac this morning. Made it through each obstacle. Vff speeds worked much better than sandals would have. Saw some barefoot runners but didnt recognize them. What a blast!
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  12. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Always nice to hear good things about the Twin Cities. Glad to hear your son is recovering well. In different circumstances I'd invite you out for a run down by the river.

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  13. otoole4info Barefooters
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    I love the twin cities, was here 5 years ago with our oldest, same scenario. I plan on getting out again tomorrow morning for another 3 maybe

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  14. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Oh, tempting but I've got family plans tomorrow. How much longer are you in town?

    I'm in horrible condition and haven't run much the last few weeks due to a persistent head cold and stubbed toe, but it would be great to meet up with a fellow barefoot runner. Are you close to the river?

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  15. otoole4info Barefooters
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    East Bank..... I sent you a message in the convo app of the site. Get a chance check your in box. Hope you kick that head cold and (fingers crossed) I haven't stubbed a toe in a while, hopefully I didn't just jinx myself.

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  16. otoole4info Barefooters
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    East Bank..... I sent you a message in the convo app of the site. Get a chance check your in box. Hope you kick that head cold and (fingers crossed) I haven't stubbed a toe in a while, hopefully I didn't just jinx myself.

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    Thanks, head cold's pretty much gone. Stubbed toe is still a little stiff but no longer painful. I'm planning on giving it a test drive Tuesday, hopefully three miles if everything checks out, then four on Thursday, five on Saturday, with run-commutes in between. Of the four times or so I've stubbed my toe running, all but one have come when I'm crossing a boulevard, hopping a curb, and looking for traffic instead of navigating the uneven terrain. It's those curbs that aren't flush with their yards that do me in.

    I hate when I can't run. Not running also demotivates me to lift, although I've had a good ST week. Generally, the more I run, the more I want to lift, and the more I lift, the more I want to run. There's a good synergy there for me. But only running keeps the weight off and affords sounds sleep. I know I'll never drop this winter weight until I'm back running consistently for a few months. The ST doesn't do it for me.

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    Nice and easy 20km/12.4mi light trail run this morning, despite finishing late the night before, and with a couple of great Armagnac shots (thanks French neighbour !). So I wasn't in the best condition to beat my PR today :hungover:. Still enjoyed the run, though !

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    Managed to stay out of the sun with weights/PT/floor exercises and backward walking, at the gym, followed by a 3 mile hike in the woods. Wish I had discovered backward walking sooner as I am achieving incredibly balanced muscles as a result of backward walking, and more easily than any of my thousands of other attempts -especially since my weak and strong muscles, from my waist down, are opposites, backward walking makes total sense. Apparently, in Japan, it's totally common.

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    My husband tried his new Luna sandals for fishing last weekend, thinking his feet might be cooler, but found they caught too much in the river muck. Next time it will be the VFF again.

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