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-Tuesday’s Run & Bike-Shopping Fun!-

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

June 16 run Yep…i’m obsessed…with GPS! :)

This morning’s workout was another run.  My training plan had yesterday’s run on Sunday (but I didn’t work out sunday…it’s the day of rest!), then Monday was supposed to be a rest day.  Although I did really well this morning, i’m liking the idea of not running on back to back days, for the most part.

I had set my alarm for 5:30am…enough time to hit the snooze once, then get up, take my Synthroid, make coffee, & have enough time before eating my oatmeal.  What did I do?  Hit snooze after waking up from a dead sleep & soon realizing the mega-jackhammer was already pounding the road at that time of day.  WTF?  Is that legal?  Doesn’t the city of Baton Rouge care that people may want to snooze?  Obviously not.  Anyhow, I got up, stumbled downstairs after doing all the necessary morning stuff, and took Biskit out to pee.  I COMPLETELY forgot to make coffee! Anyhow, when you take Synthroid, you have to allow some time for your body to absorb it prior to eating.  I piddled around a bit, then nuked some oatmeal.  I could only eat half of it.  I got full really fast and it just wasn’t working for me this morning!

Just a side note about the thyroid:

Yes, i’m hypothyroid…which makes me realize I haven’t done a post on being hypo…it’s NO excuse for not working out, losing weight, etc.  I have a pretty much zero-tolerance policy to the “but i’m hypothyroid” excuse!

Off to run.  The plan called for 5 sets of: 10 min run/1 min walk.  My calves were a little sore from running in my Nike Free’s yesterday.  No worries though!  I tried to stay in the shade as much as possible, and really started feeling “loose” midway thru my run.  Boy, was it hot out already!  Yes, I focused on running the “right” way, and on my fourth “set” (roughly 44 minutes into my run), my right calf started to “talk” to me.  Earlier on in my run, probably 22ish minutes into it or so, I started feeling like I had a blister between two of the toes on my right foot.  I thought “that sucks, but oh well, what can ya do about it?”  I don’t have a blister, so I don’t know what the deal was.  I have become a lover of DryMax socks (albeit expensive, they rock…but only no-show, please…those of you who know my “sock snobbery” know this is the only way I roll, lol), so excessive foot sweat wasn’t the issue.  I kept feeling it and each time I planted my left foot, it was like a reminder that a little irksome blister would be the least of my worries from here on out!

To be honest, when it was time to begin running again for the last “set,” I just wanted to get it done.  I tried to keep the final set a bit slower.

55 minutes = DONE!

I had no idea what my mileage would be, and couldn’t wait to see the map RunKeeper spit out when I was done!  Hilarious!  I made my own paths, and it was cool to see that they were pretty well deleneated on the map, along with mile markers!  RunKeeper is cool b/c it also gives you your stats in bar-graph format minute-by-minute.  On your iPhone, you can touch a specific bar and bring up that minute’s stats!  Groovy!  My average pace includes the 1 minute walks, which were at roughly 18:30 min/mi.

Right Achilles was uber-tight and already sore when I got home.  Fixed some Ezekiel toast & drank a glass of lowfat Kefir!  Then…off to train clients!

This afternoon, I met one of my friends at Capitol Cyclery to start the “bike finding” process.  I rode around the parking lot on a 50cm women’s Trek road bike that had a pricetag of $1600.  It felt so cool to ride, but it felt REALLY good when we got to ride after I got fitted for a 48cm Specialized at The Bicycle Shop.  Danielle got her bike out of her ride, and we rode from there thru LSU to River Road, then up on the levee!  It was a blast!  We rode for a half hour or so, and it felt amazing!  I am in love with riding already!  Now i’m on a quest to find a bike…if I can’t find a gently-used one that’s perfect, i’ll just spring for new!

PS…running is cheap…swimming is cheap…riding is EXPENSIVE…but I love shopping and accessories, so maybe it’s right up my alley!

So, yeah…i’m thinking this triathlong thing is a perfect fit!  Something I should have done 12+ years ago when I first told myself I should do one…but wasn’t the right time back then.  I had to gain a heck of a lot more confidence & “Sarah power”!!!

Yesterday, I paid online to become a member of the Baton Rouge Triathlon Society.  I am hoping to meet more people & get involved with a few training runs, rides, etc.

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June 16 run Yep…i’m obsessed…with GPS! :)

This morning’s workout was another run.  My training plan had yesterday’s run on Sunday (but I didn’t work out sunday…it’s the day of rest!), then Monday was supposed to be a rest day.  Although I did really well this morning, i’m liking the idea of not running on back to back days, for the most part.

I had set my alarm for 5:30am…enough time to hit the snooze once, then get up, take my Synthroid, make coffee, & have enough time before eating my oatmeal.  What did I do?  Hit snooze after waking up from a dead sleep & soon realizing the mega-jackhammer was already pounding the road at that time of day.  WTF?  Is that legal?  Doesn’t the city of Baton Rouge care that people may want to snooze?  Obviously not.  Anyhow, I got up, stumbled downstairs after doing all the necessary morning stuff, and took Biskit out to pee.  I COMPLETELY forgot to make coffee! Anyhow, when you take Synthroid, you have to allow some time for your body to absorb it prior to eating.  I piddled around a bit, then nuked some oatmeal.  I could only eat half of it.  I got full really fast and it just wasn’t working for me this morning!

Just a side note about the thyroid:

Yes, i’m hypothyroid…which makes me realize I haven’t done a post on being hypo…it’s NO excuse for not working out, losing weight, etc.  I have a pretty much zero-tolerance policy to the “but i’m hypothyroid” excuse!

Off to run.  The plan called for 5 sets of: 10 min run/1 min walk.  My calves were a little sore from running in my Nike Free’s yesterday.  No worries though!  I tried to stay in the shade as much as possible, and really started feeling “loose” midway thru my run.  Boy, was it hot out already!  Yes, I focused on running the “right” way, and on my fourth “set” (roughly 44 minutes into my run), my right calf started to “talk” to me.  Earlier on in my run, probably 22ish minutes into it or so, I started feeling like I had a blister between two of the toes on my right foot.  I thought “that sucks, but oh well, what can ya do about it?”  I don’t have a blister, so I don’t know what the deal was.  I have become a lover of DryMax socks (albeit expensive, they rock…but only no-show, please…those of you who know my “sock snobbery” know this is the only way I roll, lol), so excessive foot sweat wasn’t the issue.  I kept feeling it and each time I planted my left foot, it was like a reminder that a little irksome blister would be the least of my worries from here on out!

To be honest, when it was time to begin running again for the last “set,” I just wanted to get it done.  I tried to keep the final set a bit slower.

55 minutes = DONE!

I had no idea what my mileage would be, and couldn’t wait to see the map RunKeeper spit out when I was done!  Hilarious!  I made my own paths, and it was cool to see that they were pretty well deleneated on the map, along with mile markers!  RunKeeper is cool b/c it also gives you your stats in bar-graph format minute-by-minute.  On your iPhone, you can touch a specific bar and bring up that minute’s stats!  Groovy!  My average pace includes the 1 minute walks, which were at roughly 18:30 min/mi.

Right Achilles was uber-tight and already sore when I got home.  Fixed some Ezekiel toast & drank a glass of lowfat Kefir!  Then…off to train clients!

This afternoon, I met one of my friends at Capitol Cyclery to start the “bike finding” process.  I rode around the parking lot on a 50cm women’s Trek road bike that had a pricetag of $1600.  It felt so cool to ride, but it felt REALLY good when we got to ride after I got fitted for a 48cm Specialized at The Bicycle Shop.  Danielle got her bike out of her ride, and we rode from there thru LSU to River Road, then up on the levee!  It was a blast!  We rode for a half hour or so, and it felt amazing!  I am in love with riding already!  Now i’m on a quest to find a bike…if I can’t find a gently-used one that’s perfect, i’ll just spring for new!

PS…running is cheap…swimming is cheap…riding is EXPENSIVE…but I love shopping and accessories, so maybe it’s right up my alley!

So, yeah…i’m thinking this triathlong thing is a perfect fit!  Something I should have done 12+ years ago when I first told myself I should do one…but wasn’t the right time back then.  I had to gain a heck of a lot more confidence & “Sarah power”!!!

Yesterday, I paid online to become a member of the Baton Rouge Triathlon Society.  I am hoping to meet more people & get involved with a few training runs, rides, etc.

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