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Discussion: Lots of notes and details for a snail pace jogger

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Jun 8, 2019 11:52 AM # 
You would think for all the time I spend doing warm up and preventive exercises as well as spending about 50 minutes a day average shuffling along that I have better results. Sometimes I wonder if its my heart...does it not pump out the blood like the old days...since the heart scan I cut out a lot of clogging foods (not all but less of them at least)...thanks to Chrissy and drank more water, ate more veggies but my heart does not 'feel' any stronger.

Then there's the matter of my right leg being so balky...that's a lot of it too. So far the chiropractic stuff has helped although not pace-wise...I've had a few workouts where I think I'm going to speed up as my legs/muscles get retrained (I don't even know if that is happening or not) but then I'll have a week of extra slow stuff...I just put my head down and go...its humiliating (drama queen stuff) and discouraging to see someone that passes you that in no way should be able to keep up with you.

I will say on my good days the second half of my runs that does not happen much...
Jun 8, 2019 12:00 PM # 
I still get caught up in optimistic thinking about what I might be able to do running and then I start a workout and I feel like an absolute idiot as I stumble off to a 12 minute or slower first mile and take 2 or 3 miles some days to 'smooth out'. All the details I put into notes are about keeps my brain engaged and busy and it really is not work to me...I did go a long time where I just went out and ran by feel and time without any regard to 'accuracy' in mileage but now I'm more fanatical than ever although I had to soften my standards...I don't think more than 2 or 3 percent of my training now would have even been logged in the old days.

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