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Monday, 20 February 2017 - Written by sarros [profile]
I'm Sarah, a runner in Seattle, and this is my first blog entry. I've just joined the LogYourRun community and am loving it so far! Its exactly what I've been looking for in terms of logging miles and data points. Some things about me: I love to run, travel, make art, and cook. I also struggle with asthma, and the interplay between asthma and running is a big theme for me. I am currently working on moving from my preventative inhaler that is a steroid/bronchodilator combo to just a steroid one, with the ultimate goal of getting off it entirely. I've been running for the past six months or so without albuterol before runs, and while I am not as able to run as fast or as far without it, I have seen progress in my abilities. I'm considering mixing in one long run per week with albuterol before, and otherwise sticking to my current plan. Any advice from folks who have been through this is greatly encouraged! Thanks!!

Kev500 says:

Great to have another Washingtonian on this blog.

Is your asthma exercised induced asthma? My son suffers from that.

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Run Rossie Run
Monday, 06 February 2017 - Written by seamus22 [profile]
Just run for fun.
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Hydrate even in the cold
Sunday, 29 January 2017 - Written by Kev500 [profile]
I had a miserable 12 mile run today. The last few miles were very difficult. When I got home, I told my wife, "I'm not doing well." Then I spent the next few hours in bed. Once my right leg started cramping awhile later, I knew what the problem was. I had a couple of large glasses of water with some Nuun electrolyte tablets and a couple ibuprofens. A few hours later I got out of bed. Bottom line, I was very dehydrated when I began and did not hydrate during the run. That's an easy mistake to make when it's only 40 degrees outside.
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Baby Steps
Saturday, 07 January 2017 - Written by ciabattini [profile]
Thankfully, I have been clear to start running again, very slow and easy. Heart is back in shape, but it needs a slow and gradual recovery, so here are the baby steps, 1.2 miles in 13' 02" my first outing in a light rain morning. The first run of my second life.

Kev500 says:

Good luck and God bless you. Enjoy every step you can run.

In the 1970s, I read notes from a medical symposium on marathon running (probably the first of its kind). One study concluded that if you could run a marathon, then you were immune from a heart attack. Of course, the 1984 death of James Fixx, author of The Complete Book of Running, dispelled that myth.*

Subsequently two of my former military commanders - both in seeming exceptional physical condition - died from natural causes while still on active duty. One collapsed while on a treadmill and died of heart failure. The other returned home after an easy 5 mile run, complained of a head ache and was dead a few hours later of a brain aneurism. I learned lots of lessons about fitness, philosophy, life and religion from their deaths (and from the combat death of a co-worker).

*I just pulled Fixx's book off the shelf. (I read it years ago before his death). I found a couple of ironies, a chapter on runners who began the sport after a heart attack and a statement that he was medically fitter than most college athletes when he wrote the book (at the age of 45).

ciabattini says:

Thank you Kev,
went out again today, I am taking it very easy, I am sure it will take a while before I can put some speed or distance into it, I am playing it safe and easy. Enjoying the brisk cool air of the morning.

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Thursday, 05 January 2017 - Written by Markbrick060 [profile]
So frustrating,

I felt so good with my training, that I had given myself four achievable targets for the year.

To beat my 5k, 10k, half marathon & full marathon times from last year.

Then when training on a long run Sunday I felt a pain in my left calf muscle.

After icing and resting the bruising appeared and hurt to touch.

So I rested for a week and tried a run on Wednesday only to find the muscle wasn't up to it.

I think I may just have to rest it for a longer period of time but that's so annoying as I have my first target set for March.

Maybe I should give this running malarkey up, injuries are so frustrating.

adigerati says:

Been there (injured), didn't do that (give up), I'm sure you won't either ;)

It can be frustrating, I feel your pain... well... your frustration, I don't want to feel your pain.

Hang in there.

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2016 - adigerati
Monday, 02 January 2017 - Written by adigerati [profile]
The year in review. I may have missed entering a run or two because another site I use showed me at 1,020 miles.

bike 343.4 miles

run 1012.3 miles

walk 120.5 miles

At work I have a tread desk, so I've been tracking those miles in LYR. Just to keep a record of my tread desk use.

Also notable about this year is that I ran every day of the year, all 366. I started out 2016 with the goal of running every day and was able to accomplish the goal. I've decided to keep the streak alive, kind of hard to quit when you have 366 days invested.

I also recorded my fastest single mile time: 6:41 and my fastest 5k, almost sub 24, almost.

I'm currently running a marathon training plan. Need to find a marathon to run sometime in April, any suggestions?

ycmrun says:

Impressive stats. Very well done on maintaining daily run streak for over a year. Not sure where you are located but East coast has quite a lot of flat / fast marathons in Spring. Long Branch New Jersey marathon is end of April and is a PR course.

Good luck with all the training in 2017. Keep us posted.

Kev500 says:

Streaker!! What is a tread desk? Sound cool.

adigerati says:

Tread desk is basically a treadmill with a workstation attached to it. Most of my work is on the computer so using the tread desk I can walk and work at the same time.

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2017 A new chance or not
Saturday, 24 December 2016 - Written by ciabattini [profile]
A week away from the new year, a new vision on things to come.

Thirty days ago, the morning of Thanksgiving day I suffered a heart attack, I had back to back surgery to have four stents placed in the arteries around my heart which suffered a substantial damage, now working only at 50% until hopefully it can heal . One very interesting fact, I was told that 50% of heart attacks happen to healthy people many times athletes and this just because of the genes inherited from 2-3 generations prior.

To think that two weeks prior I was planning a program to run a marathon in the fall of next year. Now, I am restricted to a max of 1 mile walk until January 5th where my cardiologist will do an assessment on how my heart is recovering.

Tough, through my mind everyday I think of all the places I have run in my life, all the races I have done, I can smell the mist of the fog running the Dipsea in Marin County or the site and smell of the ocean running the Big Sur Marathon and many, many, many...

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ycmrun says:

So sorry to hear this news. I wish you speedy recovery and back to enjoying the things you . I've heard numerous stories of athletes heart giving up in recent months.

I agree totally on enjoying every moment we've got. Take care of yourself and do keep us posted on your progress.

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