Monday, November 10, 2014

Downtown - Good Time if not Good Times

Downtown to the bank and back - splits of  7:28, 6:41, 7:02, 9:26 for a total of 30:38.  Not quite as fast as 10/24 (7:05, 6:45, 6:55, 9:05 for a total of 29:50).  Most of the difference is in the downhill time and the uphill time -- the flatland times are just about the same.

However, while I enjoy (a little) the competition-against-the-clock process, I am still resentful of the effort and discomfort associated with exercise.  If I could make any progress with a merely-purposeful step (even over a longer period), I would prefer it;  but I believe my health will not improve without working harder than that.  At least I am making some aerobic gains:  I did not have to stop (just slow down a little) on the steep uphill by Engineering.  I am also experiencing quicker recovery after exercise, particularly with a few black grapes before and after to support blood sugar.

Friday, November 7, 2014

YES Five-for-five

... including Yoga on Tuesday and Airport Rd walks Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Both the W and Th walks were about 34 minutes even.  I tried counting steps, and got about 1140 outbound, but each day the inbound count got scrambled (probably a fatigue symptom).  It's mostly a mental exercise, helping me to focus on the fact that I am exercising, need to attend to biomechanics, etc.

Friday's walk was truncated by a call from Sharon about Christmas leave, so the time isn't significant, except that before the call, I made it down to Airport Rd. in 15:48, which might be a personal best.  I was really trying to keep my cadence up, and also attend to low-impact mechanics (with somewhat less success).

However, that time makes my dream of a 30-minute round-trip seem far off, unless I start running <gasp>,

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Airport Rd in a Hurry

Kinda cool out, wore my fleece WSU jacket under my green nylon with plaid liner, got too hot about 20 minutes in...

Time out 16:42, time back 17:17, total 33:59.  About as good as I have ever done, I think (no time to check the records now).

I counted steps (actually, strides = 2 steps) and got 1150 outbound and 5200 total, which is impossible.  Oh, well...