September 30, 2004

September 29, 2004

A nice 0.6 mile jog

Another day with my wakeup HR being 56 and a nice jog around my 0.6 mile loop. Felt fine at the end. We had rain during the night, and it was cloudy and cool and nice as I ran.

Training Graphs

September 27, 2004

Up to 20 situps

My wakeup HR was 56. I felt really good during my stretches and sit ups, and I enjoyed the 0.6 mile run, feeling fine at the end. I did 20 sit ups, using the "Runner's World" method instead of the "army" method. See http://www.leigh.org/running/stretching.html for pictures of the RW method. Before my accident I was doing 30-35 sit ups. When I first started running after the accident, I did 3 sit ups. So, doing 20 is a big step. That, plus my wake HR, shows that I am gaining strength.

Training Graphs

September 25, 2004

A nice jog

My wakeup HR was 57 today. I felt great, so I added about 0.1 mile and jogged around the 0.6 mile loop that my wife and I walk. I felt fine at the end. Getting past the 0.5 mile marker is an important event for me, because it takes me about half a mile to warm up. Once I'm past that point, I run better and, I assume, get more enjoyment and benefit from the run.

Training Graphs

September 20, 2004

Added two houses

My wife and I walked our 0.6 miles and I then jogged 0.5 miles (I added two houses). My wakeup HR was 60. I felt pretty good at the end.

Training Graphs

September 10, 2004

Wakeup HR inching down to 56

I walked/jogged my course today and felt fine at the end. My wakeup HR was 56. This is a new low for my post-accident HR, and it will be interesting to see if it stays at this value.

Training Graphs

September 8, 2004

Feeling a little better

My wakeup HR was 59 again this morning. I walked/jogged and felt better at the end than I have in previous days.

September 6, 2004

An ok 0.4 miles

My wakeup HR was 59 today; it has been that for the past week. I added another 1/8 mile to my jogging (6 houses). My total jog is approximately 0.4 miles. I felt ok at the end of the jog. I'm walking about 0.6 miles before I jog.

Before my accident, my wakeup HR was sensitive to the amount of sleep I got. If I didn't get enough sleep (e.g. 5 hours instead of my normal 7 hours) for just one night, my wakeup HR would jump up 6 or 7 beats. However, since the accident, my wakeup HR doesn't change at all if I get insufficient sleep. This means that the stress from the accident and my recovery is still the primary stress in my life. Stress from lack of sleep is less than that stress and doesn't affect my wakeup HR. Interesting!