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Likely cold and lonely
Likely cold and lonely.
Likely cold and lonely

Went for a run today after a few days laziness. I did 6.88 at the arboretum before my feet attempted harakiri. I drove home, got angry that I didn't make the distance I intended. So I ran the remaining 1.2 miles in my neighborhood.

Sort of made 8 miles today. That was lame and I really hope to make a full 8 miles non-stop.
    Splits:
  1. 12:05
  2. 11:12
  3. 11:26
  4. 12:15
  5. 11:39
  6. uh.. 13ish? Hard to say.
  7. 11:04.

Decent numbers overall. My pace is about a minute faster than it was a few weeks ago and I'm running much longer without stopping. Good deal.
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seventyeleventy From: seventyeleventy Date: September 27th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are pretty danged hardcore.

I challenge you to come up to the mountains and run like that. Hehehe...
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uh, no thanks?

Well, actually, it is a distant, scary dream to run the Leadville Ultra 100 which is apparently the most evil of mountain races.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. You're never going to compete in the ultra with that kind of attitude. Don't you know that both our dreams are riding on this?
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are you saying I should let dogs eat my lungs?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is that one of those new fangled hipster sayings?

If so then, yes, jive turkey, I think you should let the dogs out to eat your jello puddin' pop.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is inexcusably dirty! INEXCUSABLY!
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I doubt you and your lack of excusingness. You'll excuse! Oh yes, you'll excuse.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
How much are you running now?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think our schedule is 4-5 days a week. Generally I'll run about 3 miles and lift, but at least one of those runs is distance, so 4 or 5 miles. I think the goal is to compete in a 10k next summer. I'm working a bit on my pace on account of the fact that the 1st place winner for the last 5k we were in pulled in a time just shy of 21 minutes and I can't fathom how I can run 1 6:30 minute mile, let alone more than 3. As it stands, my best mile time is a little more than 8 minutes.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have your training mapped out?

I think in order to run a 5K at 6:30 a mile you need to rock a 4 minute mile when you're running all out. Which may require that you lose like 300 pounds and 6 inches of leg.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
No joke. At some point I did the math and realized that I can't really lose enough weight to be a competative runner without my brain shrinking. A 4 minute mile is the training goal for serious highschool athletes.

Right now, Em and I are on the same program, which has us alternating 3 and 4 mile runs. I think it's a 6 week program (or maybe an 8 week). I'm ahead of her in the fitness game, so I'm just doing what she designed. I'm pretty sure I could easily do a 10k clipping around a 12 minute pace. After that, we kick up the distance and then the pace. She's got all that craziness on the spreadsheets. My personal goal involves being able to do more pushups. I can do like 12 before I have to take a milkshake and pie break. It's kind of arbitrary, but it's something to do.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you seen the 100 push-up challenge? There's an iPhone app for it. :)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Em was on that for a while. She actually started that and the Couch to 5k around the same time last year.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's an iPhone app for that too!

I liked the concept of the C25K but thought it a little slow for my taste. But then I started running when I was relatively fit considering the expected fitness level of the average person.

Man, I remember when I could barely get 5 minutes on the elliptical. :)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
The C25K program wasn't that bad. I was running an average of 2 miles as a warm up for lifting when we started. It pushed me to start changing my thinking about running. I used to watch time a whole lot, where as now I think much more about distance and pace.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I enjoy running much more since I'm mostly ignoring pace lately, focusing more on distance.

I'm thinking about a heart rate monitor so I can keep my activity to the endurance zones better. Of course, that requires that I learn my resting heart rate which is hard. I'm too drunk on weekends to care when I wake up.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a simple system for that:

You should run hard enough that you're breathing heavy, but not so hard that your right arm tingles.

It's like a built in heart monitor!

I get that problem when I drop my pace way down to run with Em on distance. We'll finish 3 or 4 miles and I'll be warmed up and ready to run for serious. I really really hate that treadmills shut down after an hour. Resetting it makes me sad, so I usually just stop running.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
If your right arm is tingling then your left has already fallen off....

I tend to follow the conversational pace check - if you can have a semi-halting conversation you're OK. That keeps you in the fat burn range.

Wait, your treadmills have a max run time? Crazy. I see people at my gym going forever. In fact, they are probably still going....
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shinanagans! The treadmills at my gym have a 1 hour count down, then you have to reset them. There are like 20 machines, so there's never a wait issue.

I didn't know about the conversation thing. I tend not to be able to talk when I run, so I just tune out to music.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe you're doing a program and not the free reign option? You may need to stop ham-fisting the panels.

It's a gauge to a particular intensity of training. Keeping that pace has a slower heart rate which, according to Science!, causes your body to burn fat stores for energy rather than anything else. It's something about expected, sustained activity that your body reacts this way - aerobic versus anaerobic activity too.

nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, I'm confused, are you saying that if I run slower, I'll burn more fat than if I keep a hard pace?

Also, I can't ham-fist the panel because my milkshake and pie teniously balances on them.

Also, this now looks like an oldschool personal ad in newspaper classifieds.

SW/MDDFD46?
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe? I never assume total truth.

The Ugly Truth

The body does burn a higher percentage of calories from fat in the 'fat burning zone' or at lower intensities. But, at higher intensities, you burn a greater number of overall calories which is what you should be concerned about when trying to lose weight. The chart below details the fat calories expended by a 130-pound woman during cardio exercise:

	Low Intensity - 60-65% MHR 	High Intensity - 80-85% MHR
Total Calories expended per min. 	4.86 	6.86
Fat Calories expended per min. 	2.43 	2.7
Total Calories expended in 30 min. 	146 	206
Total Fat calories expended in 30 min. 	73 	82
Percentage of fat calories burned 	50% 	39.85%
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I AM NOT A 130lb WOMAN! YOUR CHART DOESN'T APPLY TO ME!

abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhhhhh. They maybe you should stop wearing your nails so long.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: September 28th, 2009 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh snap.

You said they were prety.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 28th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
They kind of pinch a little.

Also, really? French manicure? That's just so 1980s.
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