My neck was sore, I couldn't really turn it, so I struggled through a short one.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
It's a beautiful day outside, calm, 70F, I should have run outside. I know that, but I wanted to jam on in, and watch the rest of the Star Trek episode I'd stared last night, so I hit the treadmill.
6.2mph to get going and then a 10 minute 6.7 stretch before a 4 minute 5.5 cool down. A good run.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
After baseball, the last thing I wanted to do was run, but I figured I should do it ASAP, get it done, and then lie down. My back was slightly tight, so I took it easy, but didn't bail on the running at 12:00, I kept going to 14:00, a steady 6.2mph pace.
Part of the reason was that I had been watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and was near the end of an episode. I wanted to see what happened, so I was pulled to see that. I don't really watch those except when I'm running, so this was a good chance to finish that.
I also was limited by time. I try to cram a bunch of work into a relatively short period of time each day, so taking extra time to run outside eats into my day. If I can minimize things, especially with karate tonight, I'd like to.
The other thing is that it wasn't great weather. 50F, slight wind, just enough of an average day that going outside, and potentially not enjoying the run wasn't something I wanted to deal with.
I have friends that hate the treadmill, and would rather run in the snow than inside. I agree there is something nice about being outside, but I've never minded the treadmill. I think some of it might be the bio-feedback that I easily get. Even with the Nike Plus system, I don't get as much feedback. Plus I'm getting a little entertainment I look forward to.
I'll probably run more outside as the weather gets hotter. I definitely prefer it when it's hot, and running outside is a bit more of a Zen feeling. But I also think that limiting the running outside means that those times I do go are more enjoyable.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
We'll see how I feel at karate tonight.
I did a 2.0 mi run, 17:30 of running, a 1:30 warm up and a 2:00 minute cooldown. The treadmill showed a bit more, closer to a 2.2mi run, plus I recalibrated the Nike + (I hope) with a .25 run after that. So a good effort on an otherwise off day.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I like my Nike Plus system. It makes it easy to track runs, I don't have to write down or remember numbers, and I can see some history of my runs easier than I could any other way.
However, there are definitely things that I would like to see changed.
First, the module that attaches to the iPod is a little small, and it's hard to keep track of it. I'd rather it be a little wider, and match the size of the Nano better (or the iTouch). It would be nice if it were a pass-through of some sort as well so that I didn't have to take it off to sync up the iPod. I always worry I'll lose it. You can see it on a Nano to the right.
On the web site, they need to allow a few things.
1. Edits: I've accidentally stopped the device, or started it late sometimes and I have a treadmill, a watch, and known courses. So I should be able to mark a distance. I've also had the iPod die (lack of battery) and I would like to be able to use MapMyRun.com, my watch, etc. to edit the run.
2. Manual Entry - A few times I haven't had the NikePlus, but I'd like to track that run in one place. The lack of capability to enter those runs makes me want to use some other system to track my running.
They also should smooth the interface. I realize that the Flash stuff seems cool, but I can't easily link people to something and I can't quickly get the code for my runs. It's a pain, 4 or 5 clicks, to get the code for a run.
Overall, however, I think it's the beginning of a great system, and apart from the iPod, a cheap way to automatically track your runs.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
My back was actually feeling better, and I had plans for a nice 2-2.5 mile run. However at about 7 minutes, my thigh was chaifng. I'd put on sweat pants to go outside and I left them on to run, which was a mistake. I made it a few more minutes, but then had to quit. When I got them off, there was a nice raw patch on my leg. Ouch!
And I was feeling good about the run :(
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I wish they would just do a series of pages, no reason not to. Once we've signed up and we're using the product, make it easy to use.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I missed karate last night, and without more exercise, I pushed a little harder today. I ran a good portion at 7.2mph, and then slowed down a bit every few minutes. This was a nice hard run, had me working to breathe a bit.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We went skiing for Easter, and my schedule was messed up. We drove home and grabbed dinner to go at 7:30, I ate a few fries, but then held off until I could get home and get a quick run in.
Not a hard day skiing, but a long day, and with kids to get ready for bed, I kept it short.
Mostly I slow down, go at a 5.5 pace or something around that, and then lower the the distance. My 1.2mi runs are sometimes because of time, but they also happen when I'm sore or injured and looking for a lighter day.
I have plenty of days where I feel beat up. Between karate 2-3 times a week, baseball once a week for 3+ hours, taking days to go snowboarding, I feel pretty beat up. I've had a couple weeks where I did all that, plus lifting here and there, and my body needs a break.
So I jog through the mile, sometimes that being my only exercise for the day, trying to take it easy.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I got back from Scouts, knowing Tia had a massage, and expecting that we were all going to go with her, share a car, and then do some family stuff. So I ran downstairs at 1:45 to get 14minutes in and then go out.
Turns out we weren't all leaving, so I could have run more, but I thought that the break was good.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I went steady, working along at 6.2 for most of the run, but then getting up to 6.4 for the last few minutes. Wanted at least 1.5 mi
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Another run jammed in the middle of a busy day. I had an early lunch this morning, and then needed to get some work done, but I didn't want to leave the run until just before karate, so I jammed it in between a couple conference calls.
A nice steady run again, going at 6.2, just getting through it. My back has been a little sore for a couple days, so I didn't want to push too hard.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
I've avoided lifting, but I'm still running, and I played baseball. Planning on playing this Sunday again. My thought is that I'm going to have a sore wrist for 6 weeks before it heals. That's if I do nothing with it. Likely that with some playing baseball, it will extend out to 10-12 weeks, but that's the price I'll pay since I don't want to stop and I don't think I'm making it worse. It's just healing slower.
I've had lots of sore muscles, sore joints (usually ankles) and more while on this running streak. I've dealt with the pain, gone slower, and pushed past it. And I've been surprised that over 2-3 weeks the pain will go away and things will heal. Pushing the body to keep going I think forces it to heal on its own.