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Re: a new start

#31 Postby pamela » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:42 am

Hey John, what are your goals where running is concerned? Have you tried short walk breaks that will allow you to go further?

It sounds like you're making some good changes in your life, keep up the good work!

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Re: a new start

#32 Postby John V » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:51 pm

Thanks for reading and for the encouragement. My intermediate goal is to increase my mileage to 5 km every other day. My immediate goal of 2 mls in 20 minutes I've just met a few times and I will reward my self with another lap today! I haven't added walk breaks since I've been able to run the distance goals without them.
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Re: a new start

#33 Postby John V » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:21 pm

2 1/4 mls took 24 1/2 mins today. I paced slower from the beginning, ran some strides the last two laps and walked a few steps after 2mls.
Breakfast pb/ban/ww, psylium, tea, multi, apple-cherry juice ban/strawb smoothy before run.
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Re: a new start

#34 Postby John V » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:16 pm

Oatmeal w/marg/cin/maple. No lunch, not good. Potatoes w olive oil, spices and a porter. Avocado w/mustard, red onion on rye.
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Re: a new start

#35 Postby John V » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:20 pm

White flour crackers with margarine and fruit spread last night. (oops) :(
Oatmeal w/marg/ban, tea, peppered chickpeas fried with garlic and tortilla chips, apple-cherry juice/bluberry/ban smoothy so far today.

Arrived to the track this afternoon as it started to pour hard, so I meditated in the truck for a half hour until it slowed. The track flooded, so I had to run in the soaked grass around the football field, which I slowly did ten times. It was more difficult than using the track. It was about 2 1/4 mls and took almost a half hour, but I'm uncertain. I wore my monitor for the first time and stayed around 163 for most of the run, nearing 170 the last lap and whenever I pushed it at all. A few years ago I targeted the recommended 151 for my heart rate.

My long term running goal is to increase my metabolism significantly, lower my resting heart rate and develop a sustainable aerobic exercise habit.
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Re: a new start

#36 Postby John V » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:00 pm

Oatmeal w/marg/ban, tea. Chana dahl ( chick peas) in masala (spices fried in oil) on matza crackers. Cherries! Fried tempeh, w/yeast-almond butter sauce. Blue corn chips. Ginger tea w/soy milk.
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Re: a new start

#37 Postby pamela » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:03 pm

Your food looks really yummy, but you need to eat more greens! :)

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Re: a new start

#38 Postby John V » Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:06 pm

One thing my log has certainly helped me see is the serious lack of vegetables, including greens.
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Re: a new start

#39 Postby hsorlando » Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:16 pm

John this is one thing our journals have in common. Unfortunately our habit of not consuming enough greens is not a good habit to have lol :oops: . If you work on adding more I'll do the same!
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Re: a new start

#40 Postby pamela » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:25 pm

And I shall be the greens police! :D I eat a minimum two-three servings per day through my daily smoothie, plus most of my dinners have kale or spinach (or both) in them.

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Re: a new start

#41 Postby John V » Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:49 pm

A stout and blue corn chips with vegan cheese last night. Oatmeal w/marg/ban, tea, multi for breakfast and no lunch. (boo) A small almond butter/soy milk/ban/strawb smoothy before the run. Vegan cheese and alfalfa sprouts w/red onion on ww pita is the plan for dinner.
2.25 mls. in under 24 mins. w/strides on both sides of the last lap. Pulse stayed mostly at 167 and jumped over 170 with any added effort.
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Re: a new start

#42 Postby John V » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:30 pm

Last night salsa and blue chips. Today oatmeal, falafel sandwich, vegan cheese/onion/sprouts on ww pita. Aprox a qt of soy milk chai throughout the day, multi, psylium.
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Re: a new start

#43 Postby John V » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:43 pm

Vegan cheese and corn chips to excess last night. Today chocolate-fresh ginger-soy & rice milk chai, oatmeal w cin/marg, psylium, multi, humous salad sandwich, fried tofu, steamed broccoli w/Braggs.

Today is the first time since June 1st I missed my every other day run schedule. I'm down sleep two nights and have an early morning tomorrow. During part of my 10 hour work day I moved almost 3 tons of cased groceries, about 4,000 lbs of stacking up cases (often 50#) onto a hand truck, navigating to thier storage places, unstacking and restacking them, sometimes up on to shelves. The challenging part was then unloading my van of another ton of 50# cases of grapefruit juice and 50# sacks of potatoes. We need a truck I can stand up in, because it's not good for my back.

Tomorrows run will be great!
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Re: a new start

#44 Postby John V » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:41 pm

Ran on a different track today. It was in some disrepair, with plenty of grass clumps and puddles, so I had to do some running around things. I slowed my pace a little and kept my hr in the mid 160s, except for two sets of strides in the final lap. My time slowed to about 26 minutes. I was dragging my ass to get started as I've underslept the last 3 nights. An hour+ nap afterwards seems to have helped me catch up with rest.

In the last 13 weeks I've lost 15 lbs, to just under 210 lbs. I ran 2 weeks, got hurt, took off 6 weeks and now have been running again for 5 weeks, during which I lost 5 of those lbs. and grew some muscle. While I've tried to restart my weight lifting and yoga practices a few times, neither has stuck like the running yet.

Today I had ban/pb/ww, chai, the multi, and psylium first. Then some home fries. I had a soymilk/ban/pb smoothy an hour before running and a big plate of hash brown potatoes and salsa after. I just had fried tofu w/braggs and a little udon for dinner. Now for some ginger-Assam-rice&soy milk chai. I'll try and eat some sprouts later.
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Re: a new start

#45 Postby John V » Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:18 pm

Had a lot of alfalfa and radish sprouts with O/V last night, then a big bowl of puffed wheat with rice milk. Today I had ban/pb/ww and chai, then chinese dumplings and broccoli. I had a Dr Weil bar (ban/date/almond) My sister left the pork out of some saurkraut for me, so I guess that's what I'll eat at the 4th of July party. Multi, psylium.
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