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Training Log Archive: vmeyer

In the 7 days ending Feb 17, 2008:

activity # timemileskm+m
  O Training1 2:20:00 7.0(20:00) 11.27(12:26)
  Running2 1:05:40 6.3(10:25) 10.14(6:29)
  Walking2 50:49 3.51(14:29) 5.65(9:00)
  Misc1 40:00
  Total3 4:56:29 16.81 27.05
averages - weight:188.4lbs

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Sunday Feb 17, 2008 #

O Training (Prince William Forest Prk) 2:20:00 [3] *** 7.0 mi (20:00 / mi)
shoes: Ice Bugs Men's Blue 8.5

Set out controls for Keg's meet next Sunday.
Beautiful day.
Moved well.
Navigated generally well, and when I didn't, they weren't huge mistakes.
Feeling more positive today, and I hope my O confidence will rebound in '08.

Oh, and, I saw a beaver crossing the road into the woods near the entrance kiosk as I was leaving. It waddled pretty fast, just like me.

Saturday Feb 16, 2008 #


Ended up piddling the day away at home after deciding that it was worthwhile to stay home and have the house to myself. Meant to DVD, but before I knew it, it was time to drive to Baltimore to have dinner with my mother. Some usual pre-trip theatrics, but otherwise it went well.

Thursday Feb 14, 2008 #

Walking 38:39 [1] 2.8 mi (13:48 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1223

Around the neighborhood. Temps low 40s. No gloves, so my hands were freezing especially in the down by my side position. They were also swollen when I was done.

Running (Wakefield HS Track) 32:40 [3] 3.3 mi (9:54 / mi)
weight:188lbs shoes: New Balance 1223

With Wednesday's workout completed, and just a day late :), I grabbed a pair of gloves and headed down to the track. Plan was to run 3 miles in ~230 per lap. I was surprised that the track was deserted - no teams practicing, no one at all. I had run 9 laps when the county worker pulled up, and though it wasn't dark, I was thinking he was locking up for the night. And, I wouldn't have minded stopping a few laps early. But, he was there to turn the lights on, so I kept on going.

311 (.31 mile from the house) & 400 meter laps in
226 226 227 227 226 229 228 229 225 226 232 224

Walking warm up/down (Back home) 5:10 [1] 0.31 mi (16:40 / mi)
shoes: New Balance 1223

Done. Another good day. Yeah!!

Wednesday Feb 13, 2008 #

Misc (THE DVD) 40:00 [2]

Did this first tonight. So, now Monday's workout is done. It is getting easier again, though my ailing arms just can't handle the rolling planks, so I do a stationary plank for that exercise. Everything else is possible.

Walking warm up/down (Treadmill) 7:00 [1] 0.4 mi (17:30 / mi)
weight:189lbs shoes: Orange Crush (adidas)

Running (Treadmill) 33:00 intensity: (23:00 @2) + (10:00 @3) 3.0 mi (11:00 / mi)
weight:189lbs shoes: Orange Crush (adidas)

One mile at 12, 11, & 10 minute pace. Breathing felt good, in part to starting slowly enough, and also for getting warmed up doing the core stuff first.

Good day. Now I am only one exercise behind for the week's plan, but tomorrow I'll be two, but that is better than three. :)

Tuesday Feb 12, 2008 #


Another evening with unanticipated dinner plans, and no desire to get up early to workout.

Monday Feb 11, 2008 #


No core tonight after all due to a visitor I had forgotten about.

Some mixed progress on the "Valerie is a doormat" front. I had a follow up with the orthopedic guy today about my hands. Appt time is 3:50, though I was originally told 3:40. At 4:20, a guy comes out and announces that the doctor is behind. The 3:10 lady is still sitting there, and she is to be called up second. So, with the time waiting for the doctor after you are called back, it was estimated that I would actually be seen at ~5:30-6:00. Though I understand that doctors run behind, waiting almost 2 hours to be seen is not acceptable. Unacceptable, but do I walk out? Yes, I decide I can. I let the receptionist know that I am leaving, but at the same time I tell her she can charge me (which they aren't). So, points earned and lost in the same encounter. And, now, will I get myself together enough to make an appointment with another doctor or not?

New roof a couple of weeks ago. While home at lunch time that day, I observed one of the guys standing in the gutter to support himself, thus bowing the gutter out. Not just in one place, but down the entire length of the gutter. It is pushed back in when I return, but the line of the gutter is not the same. I write the company with my concern, but I make the mistake of mentioning that a gutter nail is loose as well. They send a supervisor out and fix the gutter nail, but they don't address the bent gutter. Do I let it slide, replace the gutter myself, or do I make additional contact? Of course, I know the answer, but will I do what I should do? We shall see...

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