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Training Log Archive: Nadim

In the 7 days ending Jan 11, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Bicycling3 53:00 2.1 3.38
  Running2 46:44 5.6(8:21) 9.01(5:11) 61
  Calisthenics3 6:00
  Total8 1:45:44 7.7 12.39 61
averages - sleep:6.2 weight:181.9lbs

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Saturday Jan 11, 2014 #

Event: QOC Patapsco
5 PM

Running (Street & Trail) 28:26 [3] 3.35 mi (8:29 / mi) +38m 8:12 / mi
slept:8.5 weight:182.5lbs

From Northfield Rd., through Greenwich Park to Old Georgetown Pike, to W. Cedar La. to Rockville Pike, to the Bethesda Trolley Trail, to Maple Ridge Rd., to Old Georgetown Rd., to Huntington Pkwy., to Custer Rd., to Northfield Rd. Not being that well off physically, I decided late yesterday to let Peggy run the QOC meet today. One of us had to stay to get Max and his friend Joey to their indoor soccer game (I saw Max score a few). I'll aim to run the next QOC event at Combat Village. Eventually, I got myself out, after darkness had settled. As with my last run, I was weak, especially on hills. The rain had stopped but I had gone out with my full Gortex gear anyway. It was 50 F so I was over dressed. It was good to get out and run but I'm run down or so it seems.

Friday Jan 10, 2014 #

Bicycling (Rollers) 20:00 [3]
slept:8.0 weight:182lbs

Spinning rather late, and watching a movie.

Earlier in the day I had finally gone to see a podiatrist about the callus/planter wart on my right foot that's been bothering me all last year. Most of the year I'd figured this was callus but I kept shaving and even cutting at it with it to return in days. I had had a planter wart once when I was about 21 years old so I started thinking it might be another. I remember it getting it frozen off and then there being a hole left. My general practitioner thought so too so I got a referral to a podiatrist. As I got into the exam room, there was only a sort of lounge seat for me so I had to immediately put my feet up. If figured since this as my first visit to this specialist that we'd talk about the problem a bit, and that we'd agree on what to do next. At the very least, I expected a numbing shot. He immediately pulled out a scalpel and started scraping away. I tensed-up but didn't feel much pain for most of the time. He soon pulled out a sesame seed size bead of hard skin or whatever one would call it, from deep in the foot and then handed it to me. The condition was actually diagnosed as Porokeratosis plantaris of the foot--this is often thought to be a blocked sweat gland and is often confused with planter warts. To be sure, he added some acid to the area he'd cut at which is what one would do to treat a planter wart too.

I hope this resolves the problem for good--it was quite painful at times and did affect my running. My foot feels okay but with the all day rain and an open cut on my foot, I figured it best not to run today. If that weren't enough excuse, my back was still not feeling right and my neck was stiff for a while. I have a few more medical things to follow-up on over the coming weeks; getting old is fun!

Thursday Jan 9, 2014 #

5 PM

Bicycling (Commute) 18:00 [2] 2.1 mi (8:34 / mi)
slept:4.0 weight:181.5lbs

From Northfield Rd., I towed Max's bicycle to Arlington Rd., then Max and I rode back home. It was the warmest in several days at about 37 F, and it was turning dark.
6 PM

Running (Street & Trail) 18:18 [3] 2.25 mi (8:08 / mi) +23m 7:53 / mi

From Northfield Rd Bethesda, MD., to Old Georgetown Rd. via Greenwich Park, to Johnson Ave. to Heamsteadt Ave. to McKinley Ave. to Garfield St. to Roosevelt. Ave. to Jefferson St. to Northfield Rd. I felt weak through the whole run but at least my back wasn't bothering me. My legs were just dead. Interestingly, I was just a second faster than I ran this in August.

Wednesday Jan 8, 2014 #

Calisthenics (General) 2:00 [3]
slept:5.5 weight:181lbs (injured)

45 sit-ups. It was again easier to do than before; I was rather busy at the office and returned home late.

Tuesday Jan 7, 2014 #

Bicycling (Rollers) 15:00 [3]
slept:5.0 weight:182.5lbs (injured)

I did just a little spin today. It was kind of hard starting but it got easier and easier.

Monday Jan 6, 2014 #

11 PM

Calisthenics (General) 2:00 [3]
slept:5.0 weight:183lbs (injured)

45 sit-ups. It was a bit easier to do this than the day before.

Sunday Jan 5, 2014 #

11 PM

Calisthenics (General) 2:00 [3]
slept:7.5 weight:181lbs (injured)

45 sit-ups. I had to strain at times to either avoid pain or cramping. I decided against trying to run the QOC event at Patuxent today.

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