- HEALTH TRACKER
Today I ran 6.2 miles in the morning, did 1700 yards of sprints with my swim coach this afternoon
oooooh take care of you!! yikes
Wednesday... ah if the road to hell is really paved with good intentions I put down a couple of miles at least. Did nothing
Sometimes when you have a spike in training, you can be having muscle gain that outpaces fat loss. I hit my lowest when I was training for my first Half but since it wasn't an intense program, I didn't have much change in muscle definition. When I was training for my second Half, it was a very good program with alot of speedwork - - I too saw the scale going up but also saw increased muscle strength & definition with no change in clothing size. In effect, my weight distributed to heavier muscle (about 5 lbs from lowest) but it took my finishing time down by 15 min for my 2nd half!! Now I'm training for a full too, and I just have in my head that training doesn't mean I go carb-crazy.....
Advice would be to pay attention to your measurements - if they're changing in abdominal fat, then it's probably not the good gain but if you're seeing an increase in muscle mass in your legs, that's a good gain b/c it'll make you a better runner!!
I had a 5 mile group run with FTM - - after I took a dive off of slippery bleachers! Got a nasty laceration on my left shin and cut my middle finger. Didn't feel much pain while running, or at least it was managable, but once I got home GOOD LOORDY!!! It was a vicodin night and I canceled all my clients today so that I could rest my leg & heal.... ugh! Glad I didn't plan on running today or tomorrow...
HI there. So i've passed the two year RNY mark, and i'm training for a half-marathon in a few weeks, and a full in the fall.
I was told to up my calories from about 1,200 to about 1,400 on long run days. And now i'm seeing a 5 pound hike in the scale...which i'm not happy with. I know that our bodies catch up after two years, and some people see a bit of a gain, but i'm just not ready for it.
Surgery March 23/2011. In maintenance since March/2012. Currently training for 1/2 marathon Spring 2013 and FULL marathon Fall 2013. Still loving my RNY!!
Good for you! It all starts with just one step! Enjoy your health!
My guess would be that the device that is taking your HR is wrong. You should check it yourself during your next run. Every mile stop and check it. I would bet it's in the 150 to 160 range.
Go for both. The cross training for the tri will make you stronger. Learning to run on tired legs when you are tri training will serve you well for the half marathon. I love the half distance. You have to train for it, but it doesnt kill you! Good luck and big CONGRATS on your accomplishments!!
I use to do this all the time...Then they changed my sites (security guard). Now I just ride for fun. I was just thinking a few minutes ago that my wife and I inherited her mom's farm a few months ago. It's a small farm about 3 miles from the our home. We store an extra truck there. I could ride there and if I'm tired or have to run errands I could do them in the truck...
Below is a local story about bike to work day...What this civil engineer does is exactly what I use to do, except my ride from the bus stop to work was an extra mile. The bike riding and the bus ride would really clear my mind (unless I was stuck next to someone with mental issues on the bus). On the bus I would read, make calls, play games on my phone, watch the world go by. If there was a traffic jam...It's the bus drivers issue...Not mine. Brian
STANISLAUS COUNTY -- With three Stanislaus County cities adding Bike to Work Day events this year, organizers hope more people will get off the fence and get on their bicycles.
Modesto's annual event began in 1997 and has grown from dozens of participants to 100-plus. This year, it will be held Friday, as will Turlock's first Bike to Work Day. Next week, Oakdale and Patterson launch their inaugural events. All are tied to National Bike to Work Week, May 13-17.
"It's pretty exciting — a lot of the smaller communities have gotten on board this year," said Kari McNickle, a regional planner with the San Joaquin Council of Governments. "It's a result of coordination between the cities, the businesses and the bicycling enthusiasts."Modesto Bee - (Adrian Mendoza/ The Modesto Bee) National Bike to Work Week is fast approaching — May 13-17.
Every year since Modesto launched its Bike to Work Day, participation has increased, McNickle said, but there's a long way to go to get more people pedaling more often. One group to win over is the "concerned but interested population," she said. "It's the portion of the population that would consider biking to work but have concerns about safety, time, whether they'll get sweaty."
To a great extent, safety is in cyclists' hands: Follow rules of the road; be aware of traffic; use a helmet and reflective wear; and ride a bike outfitted with reflectors and lights.
As for time, lots of people regularly hit the gym, so getting a workout on the way to and from the workplace could replace some of that, McNickle said. And the sweat? Some workplaces have showers, and some gyms and fitness centers offer just a "shower membership," she said. She suggests that reluctant riders "start small, try getting dropped off at work and riding home. Try it on a day off, just as a casual ride."
Every rider finds his or her own motivation.
Dennis Rubalcaba of Salida posted on The Bee's Facebook page, "I ride to work every day from Salida to Ripon. All due to the climbing cost of gas, plus it was a way to lose a few pounds. I've lost 20 since the first of the year." He said his daily ride is "about 13 miles round trip, and I'm coming up on two years."
Turlock resident Dan England, a senior civil engineer for the city of Modesto, was driven to biking by his daughter's need for his car. For more than two years, his day has begun with a 1½-mile bike ride to the bus stop. The bus drops him in downtown Modesto, where he takes a short bike ride to the office. It's not a lot of exercise, but he's doing his part to cut auto emissions. And he's spending less on gas. "I think about that all the time. There's definitely a cost savings."
As for a health benefit, "I'd like to think there is," said England, 50. "In good weather, about once a week I ride home all the way (11 miles) for the exercise and enjoyment."
The goal of Bike to Work Week is to encourage commuters to try biking (or walking) to work. By pledging to ride instead of drive one day a week, commuters are eligible to win prizes — and enjoy the rewards of a car-free commute. Here's a look at local events:
Friday's celebration is at Tenth Street Plaza from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. All bicycle commuters will get a continental breakfast, and the first 150 to arrive will get a free T-shirt. Cyclists *****ally want to make an entrance can join the police-escorted Ride With the Mayor, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. at Plantation Coffee, at Floyd and Roselle avenues.
Bike your way to the Friday Farmers Market for prizes and giveaways. The celebration is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.
Join fellow bike commuters, get freebies and visit vendors behind the Oakdale Bicycle Shop, 445 E. F St. The event is from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
There will be prizes, refreshments and vendors downtown on May 16 from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
Refreshments and vendor gifts will be offered in South Park downtown on May 17. Hours are 7 to 10 a.m.
For more on the events, visit www.valleybikecommute.com.
Cycling on the training and a quick 3 miles in the afternoon. My legs are tired!!! :-)
Wow, thanks so much! Im almost 2 months out-- so hopefully I will be walking a mile 3x a day by the time im 4 months.. Congrats on all of your success. I plan on coming to the states for the summer and am hoping to do a lot of swimming while Im there! (One of my fav things to do) .. Best wishes!
I am just really happy. I am happy that my legs work and that I can breathe. I wcan walk my mile and smile while doing it. I may be in pain but I am still dong it. I am breathing and my legs work. This is a huge deal after all of the complications I had and I am going to enjoy it. The wind in my hair and deep breathing while I walk on my own two legs.
I suggest you to have hot outdoor training. It may burn more fats and produce more calories, this makes you more consistent at time of real performance. http://glassesmarket.com
go back to tracking your food intake, I think that makes you more aware of what your eating and shouldn't be eating, another thing you can do is schedule an appointment with your dietician kind of a refresher appointment. Good Luck you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another thing you can do for exercise would be to swim, that's actually better than walking and would probably be good for your back at the same time. I have bad knees so I am limited to my exercise too, I started out walking around the block three times a day, now 4 months out I walk a mile three times a day, and I really enjoy it, I also walk outside. Good luck to you.
Was feeling a little better off my illness I had all weekend, was able to do a little more today. 2500 yard swim in the morning, 20 mile bike ride this evening
I guess that's just it, I don't feel tired or overworked at that pace. Now the last mile I picked up the pace to a 9 min mile and that's not something I could sustain for longer than a mile (after running 4 miles) but the 9:45 pace I held for the other 4 miles, I could have held that for another 3-4 miles no problem, wasn't sweating and breathing was elevated but not horribly so. I guess that makes me question what my max heart rate is. I know that seems like a high heart rate but if I could still carry on a conversation at that pace, am I really indeed at 95%? If I ran slower say a 11 min mile I could probably sing the entire time and not have a raised respiration rate at all. But I will say that I "should" feel more winded with a sustained heart rate of 175. I mean that's high!
I think I'll run it by a doc just to make sure all is okay, just sorta has me perplexed as I would think I would feel more tired or beat up after keeping a heart rate at that level for that long, and I just don't.
HW: 270 SW: 234.4 CW: 135.0 1stGW:149 (GOAL MET)afreshstart-hreneeh.blogspot.com/
1st 5k: 5/12/12 44:55 PR 4miles: 12/31/2012 35:49
Well, I'm not an expert but I do have a few thoughts on the matter. First I would say that if you're exercising comfortably then it may not be your true max but a chart max so how you feel matters more than what they say the number should be. Having said that, I would also say that research shows no real benefit from exercising at 95% of your max. It's actually safer to exercise at a lower intensity but like I said maybe your true level of intensity is higher than what the chart says. Many people also talk about the "fat burn" at lower levels meaning that it's truly aerobic rather than where you burn more available glycogen when working at high levels like you're doing. Personally, I would say keep at the same distance and start playing with the pace. Maybe do intervals as you run and intentionally go slower then faster, repeat, etc. to see if you notice your fitness level improving as evidenced by a drop in your heart rate. I wouldn't add any more miles or speed until you see your workout getting easy both in terms of how you feel and what your heart rate is doing (meaning it should be dropping as you get more fit). Make sure you're not dehydrated or taking any meds that might effect your heart rate. Finally, as with all things maybe talk to your doctor or a health professional and see what they advise. Not sure if this helped but I hope so. Keep up the good work no matter what!