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"Long cardio" day. I took a great spinning class this morning, then went upstairs and rode the stationary cycle to nowhere for 40 more minutes.<br><br>
All of this cross-training stuff feels harder than running right now. There's that specificity principle in action.
 

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Morning SGH. You've a lot of heart! An inspiration.<br><br>
5.35 hilly recovery miles.
 

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Thank you, Grizzly. Wallowing and being depressed isn't going to change anything, so I'm trying to stay active and positive for the time being, and hold on to as much fitness as I can.
 

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I am moving today's workout to tomorrow (stairstepper) which works out well because we will assemble the new one tomorrow!!!
 

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sistergoldenhair - I would rather run for an hour than walk for an hour<br><br>
10 easy miles outside - 33F winds light - A little under 1:18<br><br>
Good running to all -
 

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I'm planning a six mile run tonight.<br><br>
I'm posting about it now in hopes it'll keep me from blowing it off and taking a nap instead, like I did last night.
 

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Dang - Just got the annual health assessment back<br><br>
Good cholesterol = 69 - I kick ass<br>
Bad cholesterol = 131 - I got my ass kicked<br><br>
Just goes to show you - I can't do anything a little bit - Its either one extreme or the other
 

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Good running guys (and cross-training Sister!).<br><br>
22.2 miles for me this morning in 3:15. It was rainy at times, windy at times and hilly at times. It's nice to enter the taper mode feeling like I actually know what I am doing this time around.<br><br>
May your runs be fun and your rest relaxing.
 

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Flounder, your HDL # is most important and yours ROCKS. But yeah you are right on the line for total cholesterol count.<br><br>
Do you ... exercise? (duh) take fish oil supplements? otherwise consume healthy fats regularly? drink red wine? consume an antioxidant rich diet?
 

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sistergoldenhair-<br><br>
I have raised my HDL from 31 to 69 - Tuna Fish + Exercise<br><br>
My LDL - Too much oily popcorn (Free at work) + I love sweets<br><br>
I will cut out popcorn (oily) add pretzels. I will pay attention to sweets to avoid bad fats. I will cut down on portions of red meat. I do not eat much fried food, so thats easy. That's the plan - I will get LDL Down to 100. I think I won't wait a full year, but have it tested again in 6 months.<br><br>
3 things - should be manageable
 

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I really enjoy reading all your posts. It?s the speed and the mileage you do for sure, but mostly its the fortitude you all demonstrate whatever your fitness levels or current injury related challenges.<br><br>
anyway<br><br>
8 miles: 8:15 pace<br>
real strong run around the neighborhood.<br><br>
54 degrees, light drizzle
 

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I shouldn't have done this cuz I felt crappy....but I did day 5 in my no-run rotation week.<br><br>
step + plyo blasts + leg drills<br><br>
oy<br><br>
the mind said DO THIS, DAMMIT while the body whimpered the entire time<br><br>
flounder,<br>
You seem to have a good handle on some of the problems with the LDL....in addition, remember that family history plays a large part.<br>
Perhaps you can research your parents' #s?<br><br>
btw, as a low-mileage runner, I am absolutely in awe that your body can handle the mileage you do.<br>
Am I correct in reading that yesterday you did triple runs which added up to +20miles? <span style="text-decoration:underline;">wow</span>
 

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wherestheportojohn - I appreciate the idea - Mom was fine & Dad is fairly high - He has no concept of what he sticks into his body - Accept that beer must be a healthy food <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif"> Currently - I generally eat healthy (10+ servings of fruit & Veggies) the "Other" category I pay no attention to. Thinking that its just genetics will be my last resort - We americans are way over medicated as it is.<br><br>
6 easy miles at lunch - 56F with 10-12 MPH winds<br><br>
3 out in 23:58 (With the wind)<br>
3 back in 22:21 (Against)<br><br>
Good running to all
 

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Amethyst - Congratulations - End of June 2003 - I was a 300# couch potatoe. I started walking a 4 mile route every day and would jog a block, walk a block - I kept working on it and by August - I made it all the way around <img alt="icon_bounce.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_bounce.gif">.<br><br>
Everyone has to start somewhere - The real question: Where are you heading to? I have a ton of respect for anyone putting in the effort to improve.
 

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YAY!! <img alt="icon_colors.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_colors.gif">
 

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<b>Daily Run Report</b><br><br><b>Date:</b> 03/23/2007<b>Time:</b> 16:25<br><b>Run Type:</b> Just A Run<br><b>Distance:</b> 5.0 miles<br><b>Total time:</b> 00:43:10.7<b>Average Per Mile:</b> 00:08:02.1<br><b>Course:</b> <a href="http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=13309" target="_blank">Home 5 mile loop</a><br><b>Max HR (for entire workout):</b> 167<br><b>Average HR:</b> 157<br><b>Shoes:</b> Mizuno Wave Rider 9 - 02/2007<b>Date Entered Service:</b> 02/23/2007<b>Ending Mileage:</b> 103.0<br><b>Weather:</b> Sunny with light winds<br><b>Temperature:</b> 55<b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air<b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Temperature:</b> 55<b>Temperature Type:</b> Ambient Air<b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 22<b>Time:</b> Start<br><b>Dew Point:</b> 22<b>Time:</b> End<br><b>Wind speed:</b> 3<b>Max Gust:</b> 11<b>Direction:</b> W<br><br>
I tried to focus on form tonight. Lately I have noticed a tendency to lean forward a little bit. Tonight I tried to focus to keeping my body straight.<br><br>
I felt okay tonight.<br><br>
Nice night for a run. Shorts and a tank top weather.<br><b>Run Segments<br>
NameTimeDistanceAvgMile HRAvgHRTotal Time</b><br>
Mile 100:08:28.41.000:08:28.416716200:08:28.4<br>
Mile 200:07:57.61.000:07:57.616116200:16:26.0<br>
Mile 300:07:43.61.000:07:43.616316400:24:09.6<br>
Mile 400:08:11.11.000:08:11.115916600:32:20.7<br>
Mile 500:07:50.01.000:07:50.016616200:40:10.7<br>
Recovery00:03:00.00.000:00:00.010612400:43:10.7
 

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Great workouts everyone!<br><br>
1 hour of yoga for me this evening.
 
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