Tuesday, June 9, 2009

now or never - put in overtime



this song caters to my slightly ghetto side that i still haven't outgrown. i was jammin' out to it at work today while i had the pleasure of putting together a very exciting spreadsheet about each and every part of an induced draft fan. seriously, down to the washers. snooze.

anyway, it helped pump me up for a run today. i also took tom's advice from yesterday and just ran, ignoring my gadgets. i still wore my hrm and nike+ so that i could put the data on my spreadsheet. i'm a dork, i know. running spreadsheet = good; snoozelicious id fan spreadsheet = boring. (i taped my + back together for now, believe it or not there are no sporting goods store around. shocking i know.)

when i plugged in my data i was pleasantly surprised with a better-than-easy-pace easy run. i guess i have been focusing a little too much on my time/pace/hr lately and needed a good chill-out run. thanks for all the supportive comments yesterday!

tuesday (6/9) pm run: 7.2 miles, 1:01:49 (avg pace 8:35), avg hr (166), 88*

yep - 88 degrees, solid easy run, hr within the zone. by george i think i've acclimated.
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  1. awesome girl! sometimes its exhausting just trying to keep on pace all the time. its great to just get out there and run :)

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  2. Great run! The runs where you don't focus on the pace sometimes end up being the best.

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  3. Nice job out there in the heat!! I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who thinks 165-170 BPM HR feels like an easy run. You're a fellow hummingbird too!

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  4. Great to hear you had a nice easy run. Hope you're feeling great!

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  5. I think we all have a little ghetto inside! Nice job on the run. It is easy to get caught up in the numbers. Sometimes we really just need to chill on the runs.

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  6. Alright, good run! Sometimes it's nice to run without worrying about pace/time allll the time. It takes far less effort to just RUN. That said, I would do the same thing and still wear my gadgets JUST to see what I did afterwards :-P

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  7. Congrats on a great run! I'm glad that leaving the gadgets behind (in your own way, of course) was a successful strategy :) And I'm surprised that the nike+ band worked after being taped together!

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  8. Yay Lindsay! It sounds like an unplugged run was just what the doctor ordered. And glad that a little tape was able to work for the Nike+ too. I'm with you...even if I don't want to look at the gadgets, I want to know I'll have the data afterward too! I'm such a nerd...

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  9. i'm a numbers girl too... but unlike you i'll never win a race or even be able to consider myself fast. :D Glad you had a great run, you needed it.

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  10. Yay! Glad to hear you had a great run in the heat - you were due!

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  11. NIIICE!!!!

    Great run. You and I are a lot alike. Sometimes I get wrapped up in the numbers and stats, and not in the purpose of what I'm trying to accomplish.

    And yes - if you ever figure out how to turn a 20 miler into a walk in the park - pass some of that my way!

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  12. YAY!! I'm SO glad you had such a great run--and in such heat too! GREAT job :)

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  13. Good run!

    Looks like you are finding that mojo again :)

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  14. Good chill out runs are the best!

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  15. Very nice, Lindsay! I had a similar experience where I was out of town and forgot my Garmin at home. I ran for time and enjoyed it much more than I would have had I taken my Garmin with. It's nice to take it easy sometimes, only to realize how much faster the "easy pace" has become! Ana-Maria

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  16. Alas, I, too, sometimes pay attention to the gadgets too much. I guess I suppose they're supposed to HELP, not IMPEDE, my running. I'm glad you found your mojo. (And yes, I would still have worn my Garmin too and forced it not to show pace or something. Still a # person.)

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  17. Although rap music has gone down the drain these days, they still have good beats that can really get you movin'.

    Good to hear that you had a good run and acclimated! Keep it up!

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  18. i'm glad you had a good run! i sometimes have aron's phrase " happy pace" in my mind and just try to let myself go and run. i find myself going faster than i think :)

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  19. Ahhhh, see you're smoking that pace at 88 degrees. Think about how fast you're going to be in cooler weather...like say New York in November.

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  20. You would really hate being me and running at my pace! It's not so bad though.

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  21. yep, it sounds like you've acclimated! and now, are you going to be going home soon?!

    sometimes my best runs are the ones where i don't let myself look at my speed. very happy for you, lindsay.

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