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Discussion: 5K...NOT LSD!! Wow

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Feb 13, 2020 2:33 PM # 
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That is about the time I ran for my first race in over a decade back in March of 2010...about 6 months after I started AttackPoint. The fasted I got was 22:20 or so on the track not a race...fastest mile I've run since then was 6:36...2 hours after I ran a 22:55 or so 5K and was disappointed...I had multiple problems...shoes, inserts, tight out of balance muscles, etc. But I was in shape to run faster than I was...

Anyway this is supposed to be a congratulatory slap on back for great race/run and tell Erik hello...haha.

I just did 11 stretches for lower back pain...11 Best Lower Back Stretches For Pain & Stiffness by Dr. Nicolas Nyugen. Of course as with most stretches they are good for many other issues we have with old age, stiffness, aches, pains, etc...I usually do about 20% of what is called for...if you did all the reps suggested I think it would take 45 minutes...I did one set of each and halfway through the spot on my lower back felt much better.

We'll both keep plugging away. Glad you races and so well on top of that.
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Feb 14, 2020 12:24 PM # 
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That really was a good race.

You have that residual 3 pak of speed, strength and endurance and that pak by itself is like a 4th trait...that is a hard combination to have so when you workout and race each one of those kicks in (no pun). That stupid heart fib thing is the biggest obstacle you have...but then who does not have some issue/s in life to deal with. Looks like you've got a good handle on it for now.

I'm not especially strong both from power standpoint and my heart...it does seem I have a heart for endurance but it's always pounding at 70 or higher beats per minute when I'm awake even if I'm doing nothing...that's about 10 more than it should be for the condition I am in.

I'm curious the effect/benefit for my heart of drinking way more water, more raw veggies (although the amount I eat you would laugh at, but in the past canned peas were 50% of my 'veggie-intake'. And my fruit intake went from drinking juices to my berry/cherry mix with apple sauce and yogurt...now adding some nuts, honey to that). I have my physical in two weeks and I think I'm supposed to go back to the heart doc again this year. We set an appt but I forgot it because it was two years and I lost his card...although now days any Dr. appt has about 14 reminders of emails/texts/voicemail. If I don't hear from them I'll call later this spring.
Feb 14, 2020 12:39 PM # 
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Thanks to Chrissy and the heart scan 'scare' I've cut...just guessing...90% or more of the high fructose sugar that is 'sticky' in your veins...and stopped Coke...even the stuff with canesugar only or the mix of sugar/stevia. There is a brand called Zevo that is zero calories (big deal) that still not taste like real Coke, but does not have after taste and does not have the chemical poison that diet drinks have (what a absolute farce to allow 'die..t' drinks...according to what Chrissy has read they actually do stimulate your system so you actually end up gaining weight in the long run...95% of the people I see drinking diet drinks are overweight and NEVER lose weight.

Of course my 'pure sugar' intake is still too high, but its down too.

Blab and blah and blab, etc.
Feb 14, 2020 4:17 PM # 
Toivo!:
I agree with Chrissy on this one. Though, I've never been a pop drinker. (Why would you drink pop when there is BEER!
Yeah, you could use some work on your diet :)
I went out for a couple of beers with Jay yesterday. Haven't seen him in months. Good to catch up.
He can't run more than a block or two now bc of bad knees. He walks every morning. I encouraged him to get knee replacement bc he's still relatively young and can barely get down the steps in the morning.
Feb 14, 2020 4:20 PM # 
Toivo!:
....also, Grandpa Lefty (a friend on Attackpoint) ate NO fruits of veggies, and then quit drinking like 2 liters of Mountain Dew a day several years ago and shortly after that tons of mucous-like stuff drained out his ass and he lost a bunch of weight. Now his diet is really good.
Feb 14, 2020 4:53 PM # 
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I don't want muscus coming out my butt. I've not lost weight. I fluxuate around 150 even after the increased training over a 2 month period at least. I've pretty well tuned my diet and for much of the past 3 months I only drank water...a little tea...with sugar no high fructose stuff. Everything about my sugar intake has decreased, but I still have sugar in my diet.

My coffee I use Truvia...combination of stevia and sugar. We used to buy a 5lb bag of sugar every 3 weeks...the Truvia packs are way less volume and they last at least as long or longer than the sugar did...so just between cokes and sugar in my tea and coffee I'm down about 4.2 tons of sugar a year.

I still believe there are some miracle in doing the knee stabilization and strengthening exercises. It does not 'cure' you 100%. As I said somewhere in todays long blabbing my right knee was a little puffy after the 4 day push, but I iced and heated it...stretched, wrapped it when I slept so it sweated and half way through run it was fine and my left outter ham was just slightly stiff. It is always something.

I feel like I could be in a chair crippled just by immobilizing my body by lifestyle. Even paralyzed people do amazing things with the parts of their bodies that do work so even those people do not use a pretty good excuse to be immobile.

That does not mean that a hip or knee may blow out on me tomorrow and I find the joint is not there...but what I do know is both hips have gotten sore enough that I understood why people thought of joint replacement and my right knee that had arthroscopic on in 81 became tweaky in the last 10 years or so once I started this comeback that never really worked out like I hoped.

Always learning. Mr. Google. :) Hope Jay can work out what's best for him. If you gave me his knees for an hour I might be shocked how bad they are so I'm not trying to sound like I know it all because life beats me to a bloody pulp daily.

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