Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North of Boston, Massachusetts
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Friday, Jan. 16 - WORKOUTS!
Good morning, TEAM LIT!
Julie: So excited for the PATS game!!!
Reg: I hear you on the oversized bike seats on gym bikes. I've been getting in short but intense sessions 2 to 3 times per week, and even though I'm only on for 20 to 25 min, my ass hurts more than it would had I been on a real bike with real road bike seat. I find myself nudging to the tip of the saddle in a two-fold way -- one to generate more power and two because it is more comfortable because there is less surface area.
Tamster: Great job on getting that run in. And keep at it, the lungs will condition for the cold. But you know all of that already. Nice job!
Yoshi: Camden (oldest, now 2 yrs young) is and has been sleeping through the night. But Maddie, the youngest, at almost 7 months is getting much, much better but still not sleeping through the night, and yes, it is killing us. Good news is that we must be right around the corner. The other good news is that we are finally able to get her down for bed at the same hour every night -- and the same hour we put Camden down -- so we get one to two hours to ourselves, which has been really awesome. But the lack of sleep is still festering. I require a lot of sleep, more so than the average person, probably because of my energy output levels, and Heather is mostly the same way, so it really has been hard. I never used to get sleepy during the day, but right now it's a daily occurrence.
As for your run, way to get that in. And hey, once you start revving the engine it is very hard to keep it constrained or even dial back, because your natural tendency is to gravitate back toward that more rapid breathing pattern. So if you tend to die at the end of those types of runs, make sure to keep the first two miles, perhaps even three, more constrained. And that doesn't mean run easy. It just means don't push as much. Saving that extra push doesn't slow the pace down nearly as much as you might think, mainly because you need to exert more and more energy to go yet faster.
4.5 mile easy run early this morning. Nearly done with the run, I slipped on black ice and nearly couldn't get up. It was my own fault. I'm typically good in icy conditions, knowing where to run and not turning hard so that my body weight is always underneath me. Not so this morning. I had a solid-footed run up until a quarter mile remaining when I got sloppy and turned onto my street as if it were summer. Boom. I went down hard. My left upper arm dislocated. I was in immense pain, lost my breath and thought I would throw up. But I collected myself, popped my arm back in, and knew to shake it off and get moving. I have always had a weakness in that arm which was caused by working out in the gym and lifting a heavier weight than I should have, and it was getting better... until this morning. That undid the past 4 years of strengthening it. Oh well. Back to the drawing board. Just means that I will need to be extra careful on trails this weekend because a fall could dislocate in a bad way.
Great day, friends!