Monday, June 5, 2017

One, Two, Three...

One 20-minute walk the week before last. Two 20-minute walks last week. Shooting for three (or more!) This week.  Off to a good start- got one in today. Great weather!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Fell Off...

... took a while to get back on.  Walked from Stadium and Grimes past Dairy Rd, then back, at 126 on MetroTimer.  Turned around at ten minutes on the stopwatch.  Physically kind of rough, with some airway problems (but no spitting) and tightness in my back muscles.

A beautiful day, just a little cool so great for exercise.  Sun and puffy clouds, a fresh breeze.  So why can't I enjoy it, in spite of a little physical discomfort?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Back in the Saddle

... after nearly six months off, during which a family crisis, bad weather, and bad health interfered with my self-care (not to mention personal factors).

Today I walked from my new work-digs in the Information Technology building to Dairy Road and back.  Due to some first-time issues, I can only approximate the time at 20 minutes.  A new technique:  I used the MetroTimer app on my iPhone to set a cadence.  At first I used 132 bpm, but that proved too fast aerobically, so I dropped to 120, which proved too slow for my legs.  I Goldilocks'ed in at 126.  After 20 minutes at that tempo, I am somewhat weary, more in the legs than aerobically.  I believe my layoff cost me almost all of my conditioning.  I can only hope that the rebound will be quicker and easier than the original build-up.

Friday, September 30, 2016

A Couple of Olys

Yesterday and today I took the Olympia Avenue route from Math Annex. Google Maps says it's 1.9 miles.  It includes a steep uphill from Olympia at Nevada to approximately Olympia at Forest way (about 1300 feet or.25 miles. **get elevation change estimate**

Times were comparable to times from CUE, all things considered. I didn't record yesterday's times;  today's are in the Walk Times spreadsheet. 

What impressed me is that I had little respiratory distress, no bronchial spasm or hacking/spitting. I also did not need a break at all. I think that taking a dose of water plus a salt signal helps the exercise be easier. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

More Dairy (Road, that is)

Math Annex to Dairy Rd outbound on 15:27, about the same as previous trials. Up to the CUB to run errands in about 11:15. Pretty tired after. The weather was warm, 80+which may have contributed to tiredness. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Dairy Rd - More Like the Norm

15:15 out, 15:30 back. Mostly a "purposeful" cadence and step. I would have to really "hurry" to cut many seconds off. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Math Annexto Dairy Rd

... Out in15 minutes plus ( I stopped to look at a CR-V), back in 16:22. The original intent was a 30-minute walk, but I'll have to hoof it to make it to Dairy Rd in that time.