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Old 08-28-2012, 12:22 AM
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Hi Jaime,
You certainly deserve a pass - especially preparing for a colonoscopy. I hope it is just a regular check-up. Last time I had one, the preparation was more difficult that the actual procedure .
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:14 PM
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Yes Jamie, definately entitles you to a pass!

Nice hard run this AM, 4.5 miles in 45 minutes, good hills. I signed up for a labor day 5K - so I won't be running much for the rest of the week.

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:35 PM
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Made the gym again last night, This may become a habit yet. I am really enjoying the workouts. (sets/reps)
Bicep Curls: 1/6 40#, 1/4 40#, 1/2 35#, 1/5 35# (I tried to bump these up to 40# and made the first set but had to reduce back to 35# dumbells to finish.)
Military Shoulder Press: 3/6 50# (Another new Personal Best)
Front Raises: 3/6 35#
Seated Tricep Press: 3/6 80# (PB)
Abs Machine: 3/20 120#
Back Extensions: 3/10 35# (PB)
Curl Machine: Burn Downs 70-10# (Started at 70# and perform till failure, reduce weight 10# and repeat.)
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:42 PM
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Abby;
Good Luck on the Labor Day 5K!!!

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Hope you're happier with your 5K time this weekend!!
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Originally Posted by rpmcduff View Post
Abby;
Good Luck on the Labor Day 5K!!!

SW;
Hope you're happier with your 5K time this weekend!!
Lol..thanks Ron. This Sat's 5k will be a cross country course with lots of hills, should be fun. I ran it in 23:09 last year, so I'd be happy to do it under 24 min.



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My run on the Cape was lovely, got some amazing ocean views, lovely trails, I didn’t’ go very fast, it was too pretty, too hilly and sandy – challenging condign but lots of fun, and I kept going 50 minutes while everyone else slept. Ran into a scary dog who seemed to have no owner, and did not want me continuing on my planned route, so I had to backtrack and re-think.
Today, the pilow won ;-(
Sounds like an awesome environment to run in (except the scary dog part), good luck on your 5k this weekend.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:30 PM
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Ron, you’r e”habit” sounds like you wouldn’t qualify for the race I’m doing Monday (the Bad Habits 5K). Personal bests seem to keep showing up for you!

Thanks SW - good luck to you.

Today I didn’t intend to run, but is a long time til Monday, so I figured it would only help. I did a hilly program for ten minutes at 7 MPH, then flattened out and sped up – hit my 5K time in 26 10 – and that included those hills, and a shoe tying restart - so I felt good about it. This was followed by a pretty challenging boot camp class.
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Ron, you’r e”habit” sounds like you wouldn’t qualify for the race I’m doing Monday (the Bad Habits 5K). Personal bests seem to keep showing up for you!
No doubt! The dude is an animal in the gym.....that reminds me that I haven't been since Saturday...
In other news, I stubbed my toe pretty bad last night- enough to blacken it I hope it's good to go for Saturday mornings race.
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SW;
Hope that toe heals for Saturday.

Last night was Legs! (My least favorite but getting better)
Squats (Dumbell): 1/6 50# x2, 3/6 60# x2 (PB)
Deadlift: 3/6 105#
Leg Extension: 3/6 120# (PB)
Leg Curl: 3/6 90# (PB)
Seated Leg Press: 3/6 162.5#
Back Extension: 2/10 35# (The most weight but fewer sets than before)
Hanging Leg Raise: Stiff Leg 3/10
Elliptical: 5 min @level 5 (warmup before weights), 35 min @level 5 after weights
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SW, good luck with the toe, isn't it strange how much hinges on the tiny parts.

Ron, legs are great - so much power - keep them strong!

For me it was the "video game bike" for 25 minutes - I set out to beat the house record for a specific tour, came within 10 seconds of doing so, and that record is held by the director of fitness, spin instructor, marine corps fitness instructor, I'm really motivated to find that 10 seconds in myself.

From hyper competitive I went to the opposite – yoga, no trying to outdo the person next to you, (which I sadly admit is part of me) – it was this instructor’s last class she’s moving out of state. No fair, how dare she have her own life!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:04 PM
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It's amazing how quickly our bodies actually get stronger once we start exercising - all these personal bests!

Back on the river today: we were in the 8-person boat, and did better this time. And I don't feel as wiped out by the combination of too-early rising and exercise. But the coach said we should eat something before rowing - new challenge, to find something consistent with my eating program that I can stomach at 4:45 am and eat on run.
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