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Update: I did my stairs in the heat anyway. I had planned to just do 3/4 of it and then come back for some planks, but something about the relaxation of knowing I didn't have to do my usual routine pushed me to just do it anyway. It was rough though, I hope this is a short summer in terms of stifling heat.
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Kory wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 3:47pm
Update: I did my stairs in the heat anyway. I had planned to just do 3/4 of it and then come back for some planks, but something about the relaxation of knowing I didn't have to do my usual routine pushed me to just do it anyway. It was rough though, I hope this is a short summer in terms of stifling heat.
I've had a lot of bike rides like that. I'm feeling run down, mentally not up for it but figure, whatever, just grind out that kilometres. And then I end up with a really good time. No pressure, maybe?
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matedog wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 4:46pm
Also pr'd again today by 4 seconds: 28:55 vs. 28:59. What was cool was I was behind halfway through but ran a stupid fast third mile to make up:
1. 10:02 (today) vs 9:55
2. 7:15 (today) vs 7:10
3. 6:33 (today) vs 6:46
4. 6:48 (today) vs 6:51

Not my favorite way to pace, but it worked out in the end.
Looks like I haven't updated in awhile, but I've improved on my time again a couple weeks ago to 28:24 (there was one more or PRs between that and the one I have above):
1. 9:32 (recent PR prace) vs 10:02 (old pr pace)
2. 7:12 vs 7:15
3. 6:36 vs 6:33
4. 6:35 vs 6:48

I've been running at around 8am or 9am when doing these timed runs. Family went on a trip last Friday so I did my most recent run rolling out of bed at 6am and my time dropped from 28:24 to 29:09. Every roll out of bed run I do is noticeably slower and this was pretty solid proof. I'm guessing it's because my blood pressure is slow right when I get out of bed, but it's definitely noticeable when I'm in the run too. Way less strength.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 4:14pm
Kory wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 3:47pm
Update: I did my stairs in the heat anyway. I had planned to just do 3/4 of it and then come back for some planks, but something about the relaxation of knowing I didn't have to do my usual routine pushed me to just do it anyway. It was rough though, I hope this is a short summer in terms of stifling heat.
I've had a lot of bike rides like that. I'm feeling run down, mentally not up for it but figure, whatever, just grind out that kilometres. And then I end up with a really good time. No pressure, maybe?
I thought '"well I'm already out here and I have the energy, so I might as well finish. Plus I'll be glad I did at the end."
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new jorb has gotten me totally crashed out of all physical activity for the last week and a half. Probably will be that way the rest of the week, but hoping things get settled enough that I can start grabbing runs before or after work or w/e. So far it's just been roll out of bed and get to work non-stop until you crawl back in at 11 or 12 at night. Now I remember why I spent like 2 decades avoiding doing this shit again.
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matedog wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 5:13pm

Looks like I haven't updated in awhile, but I've improved on my time again a couple weeks ago to 28:24 (there was one more or PRs between that and the one I have above):
1. 9:32 (recent PR prace) vs 10:02 (old pr pace)
2. 7:12 vs 7:15
3. 6:36 vs 6:33
4. 6:35 vs 6:48
I had another great run on friday dropping my PR from 28:24 down to 27:51. It's fun to compare my first time running this route at 34:23 vs. my current PR:
1. 11:29 vs. 9:26
2. 8:38 vs. 6:59
3. 7:51 vs. 6:27
3.75. 8:24 vs. 6:38

I guess most obviously, I took the most time off the first mile, but that had the most fat to trim. I'm waiting to start plateauing, especially since i'm not going beyond 10 mile runs on my long run days, but it's really fun to keep improving.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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You go fucking fast man. I don't think I've ever been faster than 8 something
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05 Aug 2020, 6:22pm
You go fucking fast man. I don't think I've ever been faster than 8 something
It helps that those were generally downhill miles. Also I have been doing distance running on/off since I was a kid. I'm kind of curious to see if I could beat my high school 3-mile time now. It was in the 18 minute realm. If I find a flat course I might have a shot.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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