... 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.