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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2006|08:43 am]
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schmedgar
Managed a lot of miles this week so I'm happy about that.

Disappointed that New Balance 811's do not work for me at all. I liked the heel stability but they do not have nearly enough cushioning under the ball of the foot and I'm paying the price in my toes today. I'll probably rest tomorrow so that I'll be in good shape for a long walk on Saturday.
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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2006|10:22 am]
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schmedgar
New shoes this weekend:

new Balance 574: these are mules so they are great for casual waling but will be difficult for serious walks

New Balance 840: These are certainly no problem for casual walking. Used them for a 3.5 mile walk and they were ok. May need breaking in.

Two dog walks Friday but nothing more serious.
No "real walking" Saturday, but a few casual miles for getting around.

Sunday: Dog walks (about 2.25 miles total) plus a "real walk" of 3.5 miles.

Monday- so far: 1.5 dog walk and 2.5 walk to work.

Am working on using my arms more sicne I have a habit of letting them hang. It's amazing what a difference they make for my posture and stride.
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(no subject) [Oct. 27th, 2006|11:57 am]
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schmedgar
Walked a bit more than I intended to last night as a result of vehicular trouble.

Did about 1.75 this morning and actually feel ok. I"ve been taking Glucosamine and ibuprofen though, so there is symptomatic relief.

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(no subject) [Oct. 25th, 2006|09:42 am]
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schmedgar
I'm taking it easy for a few days while I get shoes and rest my hip.
I'll stick to about 1.5 miles for a week or so..


http://www.marathonguide.com/races/races.cfm

http://www.udel.edu/johnmack/traildawgs/tc/ (course deosn't close)

http://www.frederickmarathon.org/overview/index.html (course open for 6 hours)
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(no subject) [Oct. 24th, 2006|01:23 pm]
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schmedgar
http://www.mapmyrun.com/index.php?s=4&d=walkingguide&


It's a site that allows you to map the distance of your walk/run using Google maps as it's base.

I did the usual mile walk with the dog last night. This morning, he and I did about 1.5 miles and then I did a 3 mile to work.

I think I need the heating pad, my lower back seems to think that it doesn't need to work right now.
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(no subject) [Oct. 23rd, 2006|09:55 am]
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schmedgar
Yesterday was a total of about 3.5 miles for the day. I didn't do any walking apart from the two dog walks because I felt a bit sore (Saturday's total was probably 4.5 between my fast early walk, the dog's walk and then to and from the bar Saturday night).

Today, already I have done 2 miles with the dog (wore him out) and 2.5 to work. I need tea!!
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(no subject) [Oct. 21st, 2006|10:56 am]
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schmedgar
I did and extra couple of miles last night walking from work to the bar for Happy Hour (based on my time, I'd say I did about two miles). This morning, I wanted to see my "baseline fast pace" so I did the route around the park. it is estimated at 1.62 miles and I did it in about 25 minutes which is about 15:43 per mile. The paces was fastish but easy to maintain so I plan to work using that pace as my baseline to build endurance and then do some faster interval stuff.

Actuallyy I think that changing my technique will help cut my time anyway. I haven't been using my arms at all and I was wearing sort of floppy clothes. So, maybe tomorrow, I'll do a trial using my arms for momentum.

I'm figuring that I am at about 15 miles real walking for the week and probably another couple of miles of walking to get places (could be more for that, actually, since I walk everywhere).

Tomorrow I'm going to find time for shoes since all my shoes are crap.
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(no subject) [Oct. 20th, 2006|10:13 am]
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schmedgar
Introduction: I"m a 43 year old 5'4" woman who has been walking casually forever (not having a car will do that to you). My current "'regimen" consist mostly of about a mile with the dog in the morning followed by 2.5 miles walking to work. I oftne do another mile in the afternoon with the dog.

City walking is a pain because there are days when it's impossible to get up to a decent speed and keep it going. My walk to work tends to be 18 minute miles and that's if I'm doing a decent speed in between the lights.

I'm not intending to so more until I have better shoes. Once I have the equipment, I will start doing more timed stuff around the large park at the end of the street.

My goal, maybe a half marathon in the spring and a full marathon (Baltimore) in the fall.
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