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Discussion: Your slump

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May 7, 2018 4:04 PM # 
Not sure what cry-eye is other than your discouraged over your body/energy crashing for so long. Hope you snap out of it. Any magical food or B12 supplements that you have not tried...yogurt and berries, etc.
May 8, 2018 12:56 PM # 
Coincidence that your A.P. anniversary was Sat. It was my 32nd annv for being hired at USAA (not counting your one log in of course). It does motivate. I look at other logs randomly. Sometimes not for a long time...I see those Mn guys and Frozen dude in MT. and it inspires me and intimidates me...mostly the pace. I am 2 minutes or more too slow...

Even the women are under 8:30 and 8 min pace. I'm waiting for my training to kick in and also my new diet and Cokefree lifestyle. I probably still will ingest more sugar than someone trying to limit it, but it is way less and working on the fructose sugar which is the superbad one...Chrissy has so many 'I told you so's' on me right now related to veggies, sugar, fructose sugar, Coke's, etc.

Thanks for steering me towards AP also. I had not logged things in years. I have not tried to dig out old logs and not sure if I can find them although I should have them. I think/know (if that is possible with 62 year old brain/memory core) I did a lot of super slow running that 1200 mile winter...but I had also done a lot of fast running...right now my 6:45 to 7 min pace 100 mt stride outs are not too impressive but I'm stuck on not getting any leg turnover...combination of too much down time on speed between injuries, age of course, no racing, and I really do think my heart might be responsible for as much as a minute a mile.

I may have reached some point last year where all the above affected me even more than in the past.

Anyway good luck...if you can't do the marathon do the half.
May 10, 2018 2:58 PM # 
I can't get in the half at this point, but... woulda been a good idea.
I'm finally feeling better. The infection kicked my ass. I actually eat really well, lots (TONS) of veggies, whole grains, fruit.... should take B12, and iron more though.
I'll try a longer run today. I'm back home from the Cities, and the weather is good. Eli ran a 4:44 yesterday, and a :53 leg in the 4X400. I didn't know he had that kind of leg speed!
May 10, 2018 5:29 PM # 
That is good speed for sure! I wonder if he could run 50!!! If so he should really drop down in the mile...sub 4:20 by his senior year????

Glad you are feeling better.

Today I felt significantly better in a way I attribute to almost 9 days of no Cokes, way less sugar besides the Cokes...lots of salads, etc.

Except for running into the wind there was not nearly the strain. I feel like I've lost 3-4 pounds also. I was running more and not running any faster...and there was a strain to the runs that did not make sense at the slow pace I was usually running. Decided to cut back a mile here and there except for Sundays and try to run it worked even in the wind.
May 10, 2018 6:11 PM # 
I'm eating a bowl of berries (cherry, straw, black, blue, rasp), chunky applesause and yogurt each morning...started that several months ago..

Know you are you eat eggs, milk, dairy products? I'm still going to eat meat and chicken, pork...we eat small portions and probably 4 days a week not 7 days a week.
May 11, 2018 4:22 PM # 
I'm vegan now. I eat really well... big bowl of grains and berries this morning.

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