October 22nd and 23rd
“Get out ‘my life why don’cha” Classic Vanilla Fudge
Saturday – A good 70 minute workout today. I completed 20 minutes of work on arms and core. I have added weight on every exercise. Getting stronger! Clocked a 20 minute swim + 30 minutes of water running with 7 sets of the 3 level surge drill. This sequence seems to work my whole body quite intensely.
Sunday – Went to Holmdel today with Arlene . While she took some photos I walked and jogged the loop around the start field 4 times, which is about 2 miles. I walked up the hillside and downhill on the opposite side. After two laps my Achilles stopped hurting me for the first time in a very long time. This situation has occurred before and it’s not uncommon. Achilles tendon soreness, as one runs and gets warm, tends to abate if it is not a serious injury. The trick is to do no further harm during the period of no pain. Today I managed to continue running very slow with short strides during my jog segment. I stopped before any pain began to recur, and hope that I have not done any harm for the day. Tomorrow will tell the tale when I wake up in the morning if I have done any additional damage to the area.
a.m. update, Monday- I- Mad= 2/3. Not too bad
GIANTS WIN FROM LONDON. HORRIBLE NFL GAME! EASIER TO WATCH SOCCER!
I-Mad – 1/2
Sleep- 7 hours
Workout – Above, 70 minutes
a.m.HR – 54BPM
WEIGHT – 155#
October 18th, Tuesday
84* on the canal, and solid work effort
After a summer-like Autumn afternoon along the Delaware Canal with Arl, I spent 75 minutes at the fitness center lifting , swimming and water running. 20 weights and core + 20 swim +35 run with 6 x (60- 40- 25) @ 5k effort – 800m effort – 95% effort
That water run exercise with the 3-part surges is very demanding aerobically, and seems to leave me pretty tired each time I try it. I hope it is helping me to retain my aerobic base while my Achilles tendon is healing.
I-Mad – 2.5
amHR – 54BPM
Sleep – 8.5 hours
Weight – 154#
Workout – 70 minutes in motion
Pleasant Sunday; Boardwalking with my love, Biking in the neighborhood, Making nutritious home-made chicken soup and Giants win!
Arlene and I enjoyed a one hour visit to the Avon boardwalk early this afternoon on a strikingly beautiful October day. Blue skies, 75* and a soft Ocean Breeze.
Returned home to start the soup and set out on a 7 mile, high intensity bike ride around the Jackson neighborhood. 5:15 pace
Put together and devoured an early evening, Spanish style omelette of eggs, sausage, peppers and onions. Yum! We got that idea from Kristen after she returned from her exchange student visit to Spain a number of years ago
Then I put on my DVR of the New York Giants game. To my delight they pulled it out and brought this season to 3 & 3.
Sent my top 10 boys and girls cross country lists to Pat and made my chess moves.
I am a lucky and a thankful guy.
I-Mad – 2
AmHR – 154
Sleep – 9 hours
Weight – 155#
Workout- walk and bike. No AT pain walking.
October 6th and 7th
Tried to jog at practice today. Still sore. Continuing to work on eccentric calf races.
One mile at Holmdel park. Still sore. Thirty minutes in the pool, swimming.and running. 2 ×15 eccentric
It has been difficult these past few weeks to write an enthusiastic blog while I am unable to complete running workouts. No inspirational songs or quotes come to mind these days. I remind myself that I write this blog primarily a log of my training for myself. But, to my friends and loyal readers, who truly make these project a joy for me, promise to limit the whining and blog more upbeat stuff.
How about this one?
I-Mad – 3
SLEEP – 8 hours
Weight – 153 pounds
Workout – 30 minutes in the pool & 1 MILE JOG & 2 × 15 eccentric
October 4th, Tuesday &
4th – Tuesday- No workout, only 3 x sets of eccentric exercises and walk
5th – 40 minutes of biking with 8 x 50 pump at Max effort
+ eccentric exercises for my Achilles
My calf muscle seems to be developing quite quickly. It is handling 9 sets of 15 eccentric heel exercises rather easily after 1 wee
Stats – Stable