Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday Long Run

Avg Pace

Longest I've run since I hurt my knee in April.  I'll take it. Knee did pretty good.  Didn't start hurting until around 4.3. The humidity was terrible even though it was drizzling rain and there was a slight breeze.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Still running

Yes, I am still running. Although not quite as obsessed as I was. Enjoyed an easy three mile run last night. This humidity has been pretty bad though. When I finish, the back of my head all the way to my crown is soaked. I am still planning on a fall half marathon. Have a Fourth of July 5k, I am looking forward to sweating that out....not.

Today I did a little of my cross training exercise, that I am crazy about.

...paddle boarding. Great way to get your vitamin D and some core/arms/balance work. Call me crazy but yes, I invested in my own board. Hey, it was cheaper annual beach vacation, eating dinner out every week, or lots of other things folks spend money on in a year...(nails, hair color, etc., ha) and we live so close to the lake, with my own board I can go whenever I want to.
Was also trying out my panorama view on my phone camera. Did ok, even though it was taking the pictures behind a plastic (waterproof) covering.








Saturday, June 14, 2014

Paddle boarding

This must be the rage now for water sports, and I can see why. It is easy, peaceful, and a good workout if you want it to be. I've been several times now and love it. The guy in the beard rents and sells boards at our local city park which is by the lake. This morning several of us were on boards in the lake for the swim part of the Storm the Fort triathlon.....

...keeping an eye on the swimmers, making sure they were ok and swam around the buoys. The water was so peaceful, at least until the swimmers started. Amazing the waves all those swimmers made!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cross training

Enjoying my staycation this week. Took to the water again to paddleboard.

This time I rented one from a new local outdoor store. I got to see what it was like loading it in the truck. They give you a pad and straps that are easy to put on and hold it very secure.

This was an 11' board, but it was really wide and heavy. I think it weighed more than 30 pounds.

I really prefer the boards the guy has down at the park. I did paddle all the way to the bridge and back in only an hour and a half with a stop to rest a bit. This board didn't seem to glide as smooth or fast as the other one I've used. It definitely was a workout and I was paddling against the wind just about all the way to the bridge. It was probably only a mile to a mile and a half, and took me 35 minutes to get there. Too bad, I don't have a waterproof phone. There were some great photo ops.

Since I was by myself I wore my life jacket the whole time and stayed fairly close to the shoreline. It was an adventure.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Good Run

I am so not a morning person but today I decided to try to get in my long run before I travel to see my grand baby.  It was a good slow run.  I am still doing the Jeff Galloway method of run/walk/run. I am going to do my long runs at 3/1 intervals.  I tried to keep it really slow at a 13:30 pace but ended up somewhat faster without trying so I guess that is ok.
Avg Pace
Covered 4 miles.  This is the farthest I've run since I hurt my knee.  It started hurting just a bit at about 3.2, and then got progressively worse, although even at the end it wasn't enough to make me limp.  So, I'm icing it.  The heart stayed pretty much below 150 the whole time which is great for me.

Maybe I can train myself to get up and run early sometimes.  The sun wasn't out yet and even though it was humid it was more bearable that it has been in the evenings.