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Friday, March 25, 2005

Early Warning

  • date: 03/25/05
  • time: evening
  • weather: 40ºF, mostly sunny, wind W/NE at 3 mph
  • mileage: today-10, week-20, year-84.7
  • resting (bpm): 60
  • after workout (bpm): 114
  • weight: +25


I have some tenderness under the second and third toenails of my left foot. This is usually a sign of fatigue. When I tire, I tend to claw my toes. If this continues, I’ll start seeing blood collecting underneath my toenails and blisters form on the tips of my toes. I may back off on the miles, or I may just pay a little more attention to keeping my toes extended and relaxed.

It’s still too early to see significant fitness improvement. Today’s run was a modified Galloway approach. I jogged 2 miles to start and walked a half-mile to recover. I then alternated ~5 minutes running with 1 minute walking. Last mile started out jogging, progressively increased my pace, and ended at about 70% full stride.

I’ve yet to feel the effects of this week’s increased mileage. I could end up this week with 150-200% more total miles than last week. The general rule-of-thumb is to avoid increasing mileage more than 30% a week. However, I haven’t established a baseline weekly mileage total. Monday, I’ll have a better idea where to start.


BB said...

Probably pushing it too hard :-(

BTW, used your training info. to create a log sheet for my sis so she can start logging her performance. Thought you might be interested to see “graphically” how you’ve been performing … not bad you're doing good - I hope you find it handy.

Oops ... not sure how to send attachment thru blog - I'll email it instead

Primer said...

Thanks for the spreadsheet. Easter at M and B's was fun. How was yours?

bb said...

I’m glad u found it nifty.

It was pouring and a bit chilly here Sat. but made it up for Sun. Had a quite Easter and had brunch with friends. M & B - is it Melanie ??? Thought it was at Ninang’s place.

Your comments are very good, last one was moving ... getting rapt reading your notes it’s like sleuth stories waiting to see what’s going to happen next.

Got to go, it’s boarding time. Yup at the airport again - catch u later ...