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Old 08-17-2012, 12:13 AM   #261
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Worked out chest today. Bench press, flyes, and decline press. Then 30 min on the elliptical doing the cross country program. I've got 5 more weeks to lose 8 lbs.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #262
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Unfortunately they found the head last night... so someone came to a bad end there.. kind of creepy as it is a somewhat remote site in a city of 5 million. I'm often there doing hills and don't see anyone for 45 mins. at a time.

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Doing my workout vicariously by reading this thread today I got new walking shoes on Friday. Wore them for my normal 2 miles on Monday with no problem, but on Tuesday I realized after about 3/4 mile that I had a blister on my left heel.
I can highly recommend "Wrightsocks" They are a double layer, anti-blister running sock. At 12$ a pair they are hardly LBYM but some things are more important than money !! (not really, just kidding. Ha). I run about 25 to 30 miles a week and never have a blister thanks to them. Mind you, I am sure any double layer sock would do the same job.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:31 AM   #263
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Woo-hoo! Great workout, golfnut.
Thanks, appreciate it. It's going to be difficult losing 20 more pounds!
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:48 AM   #264
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48 hilly miles on the bike yesterday averaging about 16mph.

Today: dumbbells, planks, push-ups & chin-ups. About 15 minutes is all I can do at home before getting too bored or distracted. I wonder if joining a gym would give me more motivation...
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:54 AM   #265
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48 hilly miles on the bike yesterday averaging about 16mph.

Today: dumbbells, planks, push-ups & chin-ups. About 15 minutes is all I can do at home before getting too bored or distracted. I wonder if joining a gym would give me more motivation...
For me, getting out of the house to go to the gym is the only way I will work out. I have a bunch of unused exercise equipment in the basement to prove it. Plus the gym only costs $20 per month and it 2 miles from my house.
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:00 AM   #266
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MBAustin,

If your blisters continue while walking try some Thor-los running socks along with some better innersoles. I had a problem with hot spots on my feet while walking long distances and the socks and innersoles helped.

Yesterday I walked my usual 5 miles in the late afternoon. Today is a rest day and early in the morning we will walk 7 miles. I belong to a marathon and half marathon training group and we are gearing up for the January 2013 races.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:00 PM   #267
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Still feeling under the weather, and a little weak and dizzy, so no weight lifting for me at the gym today. Instead I just rode on the seated elliptical for 30 minutes at a low resistance, 2, but briskly.

Oh, and I second the suggestion of Thorlo socks. I wear them every day, with my New Balance shoes, and they are so comfortable. These are not cheap, but they are the Cadillac of socks IMO.
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Spouse and I worked out in our home gym today.

I've discovered that I can cram in three sets of pushups, situps, lunges, squats, and pullups (plus 15 minutes on the elliptical) during the time it takes her to do her workout. But I can only accomplish that if I stop wasting time between sets lying on the floor in a fetal ball, gasping for breath and sweating...
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07:15 a.m. 75 Stair repeats thus far; may not get to do an afternoon elliptical session as we're likely going to see the granddaughters.......so I'll classify today as a "Day Off".
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4.8 mile walk early while it was cool took 90 minutes. Good views of native plantings, a few blackberries for an along-the-way morning snack, and meeting 3 dogs and their people: a Dalmatian, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and a Yorkie named Bruce.

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I ran 11 miles this morning with my training group. That's my longest distance so far, training for a half marathon in 3 weeks.
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I ran 11 miles this morning with my training group. That's my longest distance so far, training for a half marathon in 3 weeks.
Next year....Boston.
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Wow! Have you qualified already? It blows my mind when I see how fast one needs to run, and for 26 miles!
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My activities for the week:

Monday: Master's Swim Workout, ~ 2000 yds.
Tuesday: Workout from X-Fit site. Workout was rounds of 50/35/20 pullups, wall-balls and double-unders. I cheated and substituted assisted pull-ups and two jump ropes per double under. 30 minutes of roller-blading.
Wednesday: Master's Swim Workout, ~ 2000 yds
Thursday: Upper body (on the machines) and core strength, 1.5 mile run (testing sore hip flexor).
Friday: 5 mile bike to gym, Pilates class, 1 mile swim, bike home, couple one-on-one b-ball games with DS (he won all of them).
Saturday: 1 mile bike to park, 3 sets of doubles tennis, bike home.
Sunday: 5 mile bike to gym, Yoga class, core strength class, easy 3 mile run, bike home.
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Wow! Have you qualified already? It blows my mind when I see how fast one needs to run, and for 26 miles!
No, no...not ME...YOU!! (I did my one and only 26.2 mile plod 28 years ago.)
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Calisthenics with spouse again. I'm getting better at pushups and finished three sets of them more quickly.

But the fact that I wasn't dying in there probably means that I'm ready to add a few more pullups, a little more weight to the squats barbell, and maybe even more situps...
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10km run Sunday plus 3km walk on the back end to cool down, 5 mile run this morning @10min/mile, plus a mile cool down walk.

@ksr - I've wanted to do a half marathon for some time, and I can do and have done the distance several times, but I always find an excuse a reason not to sign up. Not gonna try it again until the temp and humidity come down a bit in the autumn...right now its so humid out there that its more like swimming than running.

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Lifted my regular 19.1 tons today. Remember how I rode the seated elliptical instead of lifting on Friday, due to being sick? So, I haven't lifted since last Wednesday, almost a week. It was hard but I did it anyway, without cutting back. I am going to be SO sore. "Call the doctor, call the nurse, call the lady with the alligator purse."

I hope that wasn't a mistake. Guess I'll find out.
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Walked an hour and weighed in at the same weight that i was when I was running 5 days a week more than a month ago.
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