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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Been pretty lazy about updating this. After getting over my neck & shoulder injury, I wound up getting some sort of horrible indigestion for about a week, so I've really worked out very little the last month and a half compared to the usual.

2/9: 2.06 miles, 22:26, pace 10:52, avg HR 124, max 139.
2/12: 7 miles, 1:10:20, pace 10:02, avg HR 140, max 165
2/13: biked 10.67 miles, 55:20, avg HR 107, max 126
2/15: 3.12 miles, 32:57, pace 10:34, avg HR 130, max 150
2/16: 5.05 miles, 48:07, pace 9:32, avg HR 140, max 157
2/17: 2.80 miles, 30:49, pace 11:00, avg HR 124, max 143
2/19: 4.19 miles, 45:48, pace 10:56, avg HR 134, max 163
2/21: 43 minutes on the bike trainer, avg HR 91
2/23: 26:54 on the trainer, avg HR 94
2/26: 53:33 on the trainer, avg HR 92
2/27: 29:31 on the trainer, avg HR 102, max 131
3/1: 25:08 on the trainer, avg HR 99, max 114
3/3: biked 17.20 miles, 1:19:44, avg HR 122, max 153
3/6: 3.55 miles, 38:03, pace 10:42, avg HR 134, max 162
3/10: 37:09 on the trainer, avg HR 94
3/13: Ran a "Pi" race--3.14 miles. Not that it was any big surprise, but I am REALLY out of shape! Time 29:26, pace 9:24, avg HR 165!!! (max 175) Oh well, at least my weight didn't go up that much this winter. I'm in the low 160s, about 10 lb. over what I weighed back in October or so.
3/14: 2.75 miles, 27:26, pace 9:57, avg HR 143--around 13 bpm faster than it was at 10 minute pace back when I was in good shape.
3/15 or 16, not sure which: played basketball for about 45 minutes with my son and 2 other kids. Another huge surprise: not only am I out of shape, but after not playing for months and months, I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a basketball!
3/16: 72:27 (split into 2 segments) on the trainer, avg HR 95.
3/17: 4.43 miles, 41:23, pace 9:20, avg HR 150, max 162. I have a 7k (4.34 miles?) race this weekend, so hopefully I can break 40 minutes. It's a modest goal, but I'm in no condition to go much faster than that.
3/18: played 45 minutes of basketball with my son. Damn, I hate being out of shape!


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:35 pm 
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7k race today. Slow, but better than expected--covered the 4.34 miles or so in about 38:35, pace 8:49, avg HR 159, max 170. That's more than 30 seconds per mile faster than my time last week, despite it being over a mile longer race. Hopefully the trend will continue for the next race.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:21 pm 
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Mon. 3/21: 20.93 mi. bike ride, 1:43, avg HR 117, max 145.
Tues. 3/22: 2.86 mi., 25:26, pace 8:52, avg HR 149, max 159.
Thur. 3/24: 5 miles, 44:45, pace 8:57, avg HR 152, max 165. Ran the first 5k (3.1 mi.) briskly to see what kind of 5k shape I was in. Did it in 26:41, about an 8:35 pace. So, I'm already more than 2 minutes faster than I was a couple of weeks ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:40 am 
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5k race yesterday (3/26). Not fast, but better than expected given that I took over 3 weeks almost entirely off from running last month. Time 25:03.5, pace 8:03. Heart rate data for first mile was inaccurate, but averaging over the next 2.1 it looks like it was about 161 with a max of 178.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:51 am 
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3/28: 8.31 mi. bike ride, avg HR 116, max 139
3/30: 3.26 mi., 34:58, pace 10:42, avg HR 126
4/2: 7.78 mi. on bike, 42:30, avg HR 105
4/4: played 3 games of racquetball
4/5: 24 mi. on bike, 1:58:32, avg HR 115, max 145
4/6: 34.3 mi. on bike, time about 3:15:00 (accidentally turned off watch for a while), avg HR about 110, max 151
4/7: ran mile in about 7:30--watch battery gave out so no exact data
4/8: 4.04 mi. in 38:13, pace 9:28, avg HR 138, max 150
4/11: played 4 games of racquetball
4/12: 22:41 on trainer, avg HR 98
4/13: 4 miles on bike, avg HR 97, max 124
4/14: 4 miles on bike, HR data inaccurate due to wind
4/14: 5 mi. in 44:14, pace 8:50, avg HR 147, max 170

Feet have been bothering me a lot, so running has necessarily been pretty limited. Weight is holding steady at about 161. Tomorrow is a 5k race--we'll see whether I'm in any better shape than I was 3 weeks ago. I sort of doubt it.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Sat. 4/16: 5k race, 24:21.2, HR data not really usable. Time was over 40 seconds improved over my last 5k race even though it was a hilly course. It will be tough to get in better shape with my feet preventing me from running much other than on race days, but I'll keep trying!
4/17: 4 miles on bike
Mon. 4/18: played 4 games of racquetball
Sat. 4/23: Did 6 30+ second sprints on bike trainer, max HR above 140 on each one, 161 on the last one. Just 10 minutes total riding, avg HR 130.
Sun. 4/24: 22:23 on bike trainer, avg HR 128, did 7 or 8 sprints interspersed with some slower riding.
Mon. 4/25: 10 min. slow riding on bike trainer
and played 3 games of racquetball
4/26: 13: 46 on bike trainer, about 8 sprints with the hardest reaching max HR of 166. Avg. HR 133.
4/27: 15 min. slow on trainer, avg HR 91. The weather has been terrible lately, which is why I haven't ridden outdoors much this spring.
Played 5 games of racquetball!
4/29: Rode 21.4 miles, 1:35, avg HR 117, max 134.
4/30: 5k race, 23:57, avg HR 157, max 170. Splits were 7:22, 7:53, 8:03, and 40 seconds for last 10th. Good race for me, because it was a hilly course and I'm obviously not in mid-season shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 8:46 pm 
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Weight up to about 164 (from 161 or so in mid-April). No idea why. In any case, I need to get strict about my diet again. Just watching the sugar and fat and processed flour most of the time doesn't seem to be enough for me to maintain a good weight unless I exercise more than I sometimes have time for.

5/2: Rode bike trainer, 43:52, avg HR 92
5/3: Interval session on bike trainer, 15:05, avg HR 137, max 162. Did 7 intervals ranging from 30 seconds to 1 minute.
5/4: interval session on trainer, 10:20, avg HR 130, max 160
Biked 5.33 miles, 29:25, avg HR 109
5/5: Biked 17.87 miles, 1:23:28, avg HR 120, max 160
5/6: Biked 25.30 miles, 1:44:08, avg HR 124, max 162. Started this ride at an easy, slow pace, then picked it up considerably after the first 5 miles, as I was trying to keep up with a couple of other riders faster than me. Roughly, it looks like I averaged about a 135 heart rate for nearly 20 miles.
5/7: Interval session on trainer, 10:06, 5 intervals, avg HR 136, max 153.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:56 am 
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Been pretty strict the last 2 days about following a diet that meets McDougall's Maximum Weight Loss program guidelines, only broke it once for dinner last night and had some alcohol later in the evening. Yesterday I was at 163.4, and this morning I was at 162.8.

Monday and Tuesday I didn't get any exercise other than walking the dogs due to end of the semester grading.

Sunday 5/9: about 5 miles to/from grocery store. Forgot to re-set my watch, so no way to separate out data from that day and the subsequent workout.
Wed. 5/11: 9.32 miles, 43:57. Avg HR about 118.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 12:44 am 
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Dude, you avatar, wow! Your workout journal, double wow!!! Every time I come back on VBBF you become even more impressive than the last time. :prayer: :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:

Nice performance on the 5k in April.

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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 5:30 am 
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Thur. 5/12: about 17 miles, about 1:15, about 14 mph, avg HR 126, max 147. Pretty solid effort on the bike, good preparation for today's 5k.
Fri. 5/13: 23.5 miles, about 1:50, very leisurely pace with avg HR 107. I was tired, plus didn't want to wear myself out for today's 5k.
Weight this morning: 161.6. Not sure why, but the scale was reading up around 164-165 all day yesterday, so this morning was a relief.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:49 am 
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5k race: Not one of my best but not horrible. 24:17, splits were 7:30, 7:47 and 7:59 with the last 10th in 1:00. I pretty much died the last 2/10 or so. Heart rate went way up even though I slowed down. Avg HR 162, max 172, although I'm pretty sure my watch hit 176 at one point near the finish. Not sure what accounted for the colossal lack of stamina.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 8:20 am 
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Sun. 5/15: elliptical machine, 32 min: avg HR 115, max 140. Did bench presses, squats, curls, upright row. I've gotten noticeably weaker since I've been lifting weight so infrequently the last few months, so I need to get back on that.

Mon. 5/16: Biked 23.99 miles, 1:48:47, avg speed 13.2, max 36.3, avg HR 115, max 132. Took it easy this ride because I was playing racquetball later. Played 5 games of racquetball. Intense workout day!

Tues. 5/17: Weight this morning 160.4. Still a little sore from Sunday's weight training, so I may hold off 'til tomorrow on doing more.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Thur. 5/19: Weight holding steady at 160.4 this morning. Geez, what have I got to do to keep losing weight every day, run 20 miles?

Tuesday I went for a long (75 min.) walk with my dog.
Wed: 23.16 mile bike ride, 1:38:44, 14.1 mph pace, avg HR 121, max 138. Warmed up with slow first 4 miles, then averaged over 15 mph and avg HR a little over 125 the rest of the ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:59 pm 
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Thur. 5/19: 20.55 mi. bike ride, 1:26:41, avg. speed 14.2, avg HR 114, max 137.
Fri. 5/20: 18.61 mi. bike ride, 1:13:40, avg speed 15.2, avg HR 125, max 149.

Weight was at 160.8 this morning. Wasn't as strict with diet yesterday, had several glasses of wine and ate a lot at a vegan potluck. Back on track today!


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 Post subject: Re: Jeff's training blog: 3 months, 30 pounds lost!
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 9:36 am 
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Weight this morning: 159.2 Under 160 for first time in several months.

5k race this morning: 24:37. About 20 seconds slower than last week's, but this course was somewhat hilly whereas last week's was flat as a pancake. Humblingly, the winner did it in about 15:30! My splits were 7:43, 8:20, and 7:45, with the last 1/10th at 6:30. I'm pretty sure I was under 7:00 pace for the last half mile or so. Avg HR 161, max 179.


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