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.