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2010-09-12 08:59 am
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someday i'll post something more interesting

Fri 9/10 - 90 min of yoga
Thurs. 9/9 - 4 miles in 46:57
Wed. 9/8 - 90 min. of yoga
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2010-09-07 02:30 pm
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slackdom in record keeping, not in exercising

I actually DID exercise last week.. i just failed to post about it. I even upped my mileage.
Doh. Oh well.

Tuesday, 9/7/10 This route in 32:14
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2010-08-23 12:21 pm
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not as long a break as it may look

Mon 8/23 - It's raining! but lex and i were both a little stir crazy so we sucked it up and went running in the rain. I think we actually both do much better at lower temps, and so the rain wasn't ALL that bad.  This route in 43:05. I was much less tired than the Friday run.
Sat. 8/21 - 2 hours of yoga that i  half-assed because I was still tired from going out the night before.
Fri. 8/20 - This route in 38:22. It felt tiring.
Thurs. 8/19 - 90 minutes of yoga
Wed. 8/18 - 29 minutes of running, with a  break in the middle for when I realized I had lost my house key and would be totally f*cked without it and then spent 20-30 minutes looking for it. Luckily, I found it!
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2010-08-07 02:16 pm
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8/7 Did a silghtly longer and faster run with Rebecca! Time is on her watch which is out of arms reach. I had to borrow hers because i lost mine... AGAIN! Grrrr
ETA: Time was 36:55 under 10 min/ miles! YAY
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2010-08-06 08:48 am
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go go go

8/6 - plans to do an hour and a half of core-kicking yoga.
8/5 - Did 8/1's route plus a couple blocks in the ridiculous humidity. My running partner was not happy. ETA: I think it was about a minute longer so ~ 34 minutes.
8/3 - 1000 yards in a ridiculously overcrowded pool. Kiddie pool was out of commission so everyone was shoved in the lap pool. yuck. Also I think all my other recent swims were actually 100 yards longer than i recorded.
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2010-07-30 09:02 pm
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7/28 - 1100 yards in the pool
7/30 - Ran the same route with lex. I think about a minute slower, but need to double check my watch. ETA: 28:29
7/31 - two hours of yoga
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2010-07-27 01:00 pm
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Lex and I did this route in 27: 30. I was tired at the 20 minute mark but soldiered on. At the end I still managed to run up my horrendous hilly street.

health goals update: I can fit into shorts that i bought on my honeymoon!!! I haven't been able to fit into them SINCE my honeymoon! 
life update: I feel more optimistic and positive this week than i have in a long time.
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2010-07-25 12:16 pm
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7/23 90 minutes of yoga!
7/25 Ran 3.4 miles in 37 minutes. Yes there was a double back plus two stops for water and some street crossing.

I need to do a life/goals update too. But I need to shower more.
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2010-07-22 12:58 pm
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Today lex and I did this slight variation. About 27 minutes which includes a long street crossing and a stop for water. Which means I'm right at a 10 minute mile. I'd like to add a half mile to this.
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2010-07-21 11:45 am
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Okay I think I'm gong to start logging my exercise again.
7/19 - Ran for ~29 minutes with the dog. This route:
7/21 - Swim! 1000 yards mostly rotating through different strokes but I did work in a 3 x 100 free streak with 10 secs between 100's.
(This will be a rare occurrence as I'm doing the drop-in fee at the only Y nearby that has a decent pool. I just can't justify the ~$55 monthly fee unless i'm going to commit to 6 times a month.)

Goals: Fit into more of my clothes! Get my weak right leg into better shape. A 10k sometime in august/september. maybe a half-marathon in the next year?

Life Update: I've moved to Boston! I'm unemployed currently but am looking for teaching positions for the fall. I'm also trying to get involved with research in the area. It's all going a little slower than I'd like... I'm not that great with unstructured time. Sooooo concentrating on getting healthier and maybe doing some goal setting would be good for me.
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2008-05-25 02:45 pm
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half marathon success

I did the half this morning and it went great!
I felt really great about the run (the weather was perfect mid 50s to mid 60's and partly cloudy) and definitely felt like I pushed myself. The bummer is that I missed a PR by 10 seconds. Saad...

2005: 2:01:38
2007: 2:07:58
2008: 2:01:48

Allison and I ran together until about 10.5 and then she and her speedy self took off. Her bf biked around and cheered for us and took some mid-race pictures. Hopefully they'll turn out well and I'll post them!

Overall though i had a fantastic run : ) If anyone is interested here are the mileage splits according to my watch:
1st mile: 9.54
2: 9.20
3: 9.22
4: 9.19
5: 9.36
6: 8.41
7: 9.39
8: 9.15
9: 9.21
10: 9.04
11: 9.27
12: 9.01
13.1: 9.47
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2008-04-27 09:09 pm
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bike run run

Saturday 4/26/08: 9 miles. I did 1.5 miles on my own and then Kirsten and Jill joined me for this. Total of 1:29:12.

Friday 4/25/08: 2 miles on the track SUPER SLOW. 10 + min/mile. Everything hurt i felt like I was running through mud. Jill reminded me that I had 1/2 a beer a couple hours before hand.

Wednesday 4/23/08: 22 mile bike ride with Shawn,this route. Shawn had forgotten that I moved to the west side and so the 10-15 mile ride turned into
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2008-04-21 09:24 pm
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Saturday 4/19: 6.2 miles, vilas loop with Allison and Jill. The whole thing took 61:57 but there were a few stops. I clocked our miles and our pace was 9:30 or under when actually running. I felt quite proud.

Today 4/21: 4 hilly miles from Waisman with Jill 42:58. (its probably a little more than 4 miles cuz of all the hills)

I also rode my bike to work today! woo woo. It would be good to go for a 10 mile ride this week.
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2008-04-18 07:06 pm
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I didnt work on my dissertation at all today...
And over hte weekend i'm busy with a bunch of random stuff.... ergh.

But i did workout recent.

Wednesday 4/16: 2 miles outside on a very warm night.
Thusdsay 4/17: 4 miles total: speed workout at the track. 4 miles only by counting my rest/slow laps in between 400's. I'm scared to look at training logs from last year and two years ago.. i'm annoying slow right now..argh
I did 1 mile warm up 4 x 400, rest 4 x 400, 400 cool down
my 400 times were something like: 1:56, 1:55, 1:59, 1:55, 2:00, 1:59, 1:59(probably 9), 1:56
i should check my watch since I saved my times.

going to [profile] thehcatat for dinner and drinking.
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2008-04-16 11:41 am
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avoidance, running, planting

I have been a total stress ball over work since last night. My brow haa been furrowed for 12 hours straight.
As part of my ineffective coping strategy, i've been very effectively avoiding doing anything school related at work for the last 2 hours. which is great.. ya know avoiding doing the one thing that would help me calm the fuck down to work on every other possible thing in my life.

And live journal updating has reached it's turn!


I did 8 miles, this route, on sunday with Kirsten and Allison. THank god for running partners.... The top of my left foot was very very sore afterwards, and it hurt to walk on it Monday.. so I took two days off. (I was going to ride my bike yesterday but didnt get my shit together in time). It feels much better now and I think i can start running again. This week is supposed to be the step back.. with 9/10 the following week. I might push the step back a week later.

Last night I started some seeds.
2 - green zuke
3 asian cuke
4 regular cuke
6 tomatillos

There's still room in the seed starter tray so I might try some other stuff..
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2008-04-12 11:02 am
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Friday 4/11/08: 2 miles on the indoor track + weight training. I did a machine (i think leg presses). And then I did lunges with 20 pounds in my hands till my muscles burrrrrrrrrrned. Yeap... i'm sore today.

interestingly, relay for life was going on last night, but they didnt close the gym. It was a bit of a cluster fuck. 100's of people in the shell milling around waiting for their event to start while 40 people or so were actually working out and using the facility. There were between 2-10 people using the track while i was tehre.. and they all looked severely annoying. I was severely annoyed when i was on the track. Lots of people were just milling in the middle of the track adn didn't get that they should GET OUT OF MY FUCKING WAY. They probably should have just shut the shell done for the event.

Today is my day of rest (good thing too as my quads still burrrrrrrrn). TOmorrow 8 miles, possibly indoors cuz its fucking snowing.
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2008-04-10 07:07 pm
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swimming and running in water, also gardening and life

yesterday, swimming in water:
800 yards in the pool in 25 minutes (speedy!)
The pool was closing so thats all i could do.. but really i am planning on upping my yardage.
I did some timed 50s. I did them on the 1:20. When I was going to the pool twice a week I was consistently doing a 50 in a minute and taking a 10 sec. rest before the next interval. Now I barely make it back by 1:10
le sigh

today, running in water:
Ran with friend Kirsten. Today was one of those really shitty rainy April days. It has been raining pretty hard all day.. and while my garden will appreciate this ... the temps have not gotten high enough to make this anywhere close to pleasant for running. The rain was hard and wet and cold. None of that dainty sprinkly warm rain.. but pouring pounding running down your face icy cold rain.
But we persevered!!!
We ran from Kirsten's to the gov's house (or is it the mayor.. i can't remember). It was a bit over 4 miles at a 9:45 pace.

What I'd really like to do is bring the bike out soon... but its still cold here.. stupid wisconsin. did you know that northern wisconsin has a blizzard warning for tonight?

Meanwhile someone needs to get her ass in gear, work-wise. I think I will start on that...... tomorrow. Tonight i plan to: eat, plan out garden, Send seed wish-list out to new-gardener friend (who is an english phd student writing his dissertation on GARDEN WRITING... IT IS SO COOL I WANT HIM TO BE MY FRIEND SO BAD), and hopefully install some new ram.

And because its good to be positive sometimes....
an incomplete list of things that made me happy today:
Getting excited about new scientific ideas
Remembering why I thought graduate school would be fun
Planning my garden
Seeing Will
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2008-04-08 09:57 am
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run run run

Somehow allison and I managed to run the vilas/Lake Wingra 10k route from my house last night. After four days of not running... it wasn't bad.
Gmap pedometer says it was 7.5 miles and we did it in about 75 minutes. However.. i think gmaps is underestimating our mileage... becuase we had mile markers for 5 miles in the middle and I clocked us at 9:36, 9:21; 9:43; 10:03; 10:06 sooo... i think we had to have been under a 10 overall... especially since there was a mile before that 9:36 that was unclocked, and had a good downhill to it. And we were totally superstars and sped up for hte last block, which was uphill.
It was fantastic to run with Allison. The run was definitely challenging and my quads were burning at the end. Being able to chat helped keep my mind off of my legs and enjoy the motion. Also there is no way I would've moved so quickly in the beginning if I had been by myself.
Yay for running partners!
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2008-04-03 11:02 pm
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run and swim

4/2/08 - A little over 4 miles from waisman in 41 minutes. Again pretty hilly.
4/3/08 - swimmmmmmming. 800 yards. I didnt do any timed sets cuz I watched hte clock for one 50 and saw that i was 1.5 times slower than i usually was.. (yowza). Instead I just rotated through swim, kick, pull, fly. By fly i mean a little fly kick a couple times a pool length and mostly freestyle/back trying to catch my breath.

I'm in michigan for Newest Nephews first birthday party. The shindig is saturday and there will be (wait for it).... 100 people there. My parents are nuts.

Also it seems that I've broken my parents internet... hmph and am currently stealing wireless.
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2008-03-31 09:18 pm
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The Return of Training Logs

Friday March 28 - Swim 800 yards. A mix of everything at easy paces, no sets. I was taking it easy since I was getting over an ear infection and hadn't run/swam in a week (i was busy lounging on a tropical island paradise)

Sat. March 29 - 4 hilly miles w/Allison from my house. this is a standard route for me. From my house, on to the Arboreturm loop, and just into the entrance of the Arb (to the 3 mile maker post). Four very very hilly miles. ~42 minutes

Mon. March 31st - 2 miles indoor speed. Just wanted to keep the mileage up. [ profile] corydoras came with me and we did 2 miles, with some speed thrown in. It went something like 1/2 mile run, (200 sprint 200 recover) x 3, (100 sprint 100 recover) x 2