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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Jan 24, 2011:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Walking3 1:47:00 7.13(15:00) 11.48(9:19)
  Misc2 1:20:00
  Biking1 1:04:00 12.25(5:13) 19.71(3:15)
  O Training2 35:20 2.67(13:13) 4.3(8:13) 62
  Trail Run1 21:00 2.0(10:30) 3.22(6:31)
  Total8 5:07:20 24.05 38.71 62
averages - sleep:2 weight:183lbs

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Monday Jan 24, 2011 #

Misc (The DVD) 40:00 [2]

Getting easier again.

Sunday Jan 23, 2011 #

10 AM

O Training (Greenbelt Yellow) 21:28 [3] ** 2.6 km (8:15 / km) +37m 7:42 / km
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

Got to Greenbelt ~ 9:20 and got set up. Got out around 11 on my first of two easy courses. Dressed in Silva training pants on the bottom, UA tight shirt and QOC jersey on the top. This was fine despite the less then freezing temps. No issues except that the control box wasn't out at one location, but I didn't hesitate too long before moving on. Felt like I was moving better then at Wheaton two weeks ago, so, I was pleased with that.
11 AM

O Training (Greenbelt White) 13:52 [3] ** 1.7 km (8:09 / km) +25m 7:36 / km
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

Ran White after Yellow. Planned to run them with no break in between, but a control unit was "missing" from the 9th control on Yellow, so I sorted out getting a replacement out there. The replacement was not necessary after all, and that was kind of the theme of the day. Ken reported a missing control, but when Peggy went out with a new one, it was there. Apparently it had been found and put out again. Peggy had to replace a control flag at another location, but the control box was there. Later, one of the more experienced women on Brown reported a missing control box with the flag on the ground, though others had found that control with no problem. Just a weird day!

Saturday Jan 22, 2011 #


Week 3
Starting weight: 184
Current weight: 183 (-1 -7) posted 182 for the last two days, but 183 today
Average mood: giddy new Grammy (+1000), moderate (-2, see giddy...), determined (+100)
Goal for Week 4: ride bike again (might have to be today, if I can get over the thought of the cold. Rest of the week's forecast is worse. I do have a new face mask which seems more comfortable and may fog the glasses up less), core DVD once, no two day breaks, though 2 out of 3 is fine.
Goal for Week 3 to run for 30 minutes not met, but not an issue since I did something for six days straight.

Week 2
Starting weight: 186
Current weight: 184 (-2 -6)
Average mood: sober (-1), anticipatory (+100)
Goal for Week 3: ride bike 1-2 times, do both goals from Week 2

Week 1
Starting weight: 190
Current weight: 186 (-4 -4)
Average mood: sober
Goal for Week 2: no two day breaks, run 30 minutes

Biking 1:04:00 [2] 12.25 mi (5:13 / mi)
shoes: Shimano Bike

26F! Second pair of pants, in addition to everything I wore last week. Put on the face mask thingee, but it needs to be washed first to get the chemical smell out.

So, I wore a buff instead, and this worked fine since I wore it mostly around my neck and not over my face.

Got out later then expected at around 3:35, and the sun was brutal in my eyes coming back, but where it was behind a building, it was getting darkish.

Anyway, a ride in this week. Yeah!

Walking 6:00 [1] 0.3 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Shimano Bike

Exhausted by the time I got to the hill, so I pushed my bike up and home. Weighed 181 after.

Thursday Jan 20, 2011 #

Walking (GW Neighborhood) 1:02:00 [1] 4.23 mi (14:39 / mi)
slept:2.0 shoes: Z Hiking Boots

Explored more of the neighborhood around the school. Found a mostly cinder track at a park about 1/2 mile away. The track is 3/10 of a mile. Went by the bakery as well.

Miles were 1436 1424 1452 (crossing more streets) 1437.

This whole exercise thing in the context of giving me extra calories to eat and drink sure has merit. :)

Am experiencing major insomnia. After about an hour of sleep last night, I hope tonight will be better.

Scale said 182 this morning.

Wednesday Jan 19, 2011 #

1 PM

Trail Run (Out back of work) 21:00 [2] 2.0 mi (10:30 / mi)
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

Wow! It was 48 F today. So much for the freeze of the previous 24 hours.

Decided that today I would explore what was behind the school, well, besides the whole train track/fenced deal just over yonder.

Knew it would be muddy, so I brought the ice bugs and ankle supports instead of getting my work shoes (hiking boots) dirty.

The usable track seems to be .5 miles in one direction. A little moist today, but way more enjoyable then the .25 mile paved loop around the football field. It is wide open, so I didn't feel like I was in "danger" at any time, though I stayed alert. The one detour was to explore the top of the hill. Nothing much there, but it was clear, so maybe it would be good for running up and down.

I ran to the end of the unpaved, walked a little of the road (not doing that part again), explored the upper part, ran the .5 mile part back, walked the .5 mile part back the other way and repeated two more times.

The half mile running splits were 511 511 517. Not bad for the gushy conditions, though it was the slightly downhill direction with the slight wind at my back.

Anyway, lots of babbling for a nothing day really. :)
2 PM

Walking 39:00 [1] 2.6 mi (15:00 / mi)
shoes: Pink!! Ice Bugs

The walking part of the workout. Made more interesting by the fact that every time I got to the turnaround, I smelled the most wonderful bread smell. Turns out there is a bakery (Gold Crust) right there, and with the wind in my face, sweet!

Tuesday Jan 18, 2011 #


A yukky day with ice covered car and sidewalks. Schools are closed so the phones are quiet in my office. May have taken leave and stayed home, but I have a college student wanting to complete some research before going back to school this weekend.

Plan for the week:
Tuesday - the core DVD
Wednesday - 1 hour in hiking boots, explore the area behind the school
Thursday - 30 minute run
Friday - rest day
Saturday - bike, if conditions are favorable, otherwise a trail run
Sunday - Orienteering meet

Misc (The DVD) 40:00 [3]

WooHoo!! All the way through tonight.

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