October 30, 2004

Rain last night

My wakeup HR was 56. I added 0.15 mile making my current distance 1.25 miles. It rained during the night but didn't rain while I was running. The temperature when I left home was 41F, a nice run.

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October 28, 2004

Still pulling weeds

My wakeup HR was 54, higher than yesterday even though I had a good 8 hours sleep. I think it is because I'm tired from working in my garden yesterday morning planting bulbs and pulling big weeds.

My run this morning went well. The temperature was 41F, and the sky was cloudy. It rained during the night but not while I was running. I felt fine and enjoyed the run.

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October 26, 2004

Autumn leaves are falling, falling, falling

I was tired yesterday, so I took an extra rest day and ran this morning. My run was nice, but I was still a bit tired. My wakeup HR was 53. It rained during the night, and the temperature was 41F when I ran. After the run, my wife and I walked our 0.6 mile loop.

Leaves are falling, a nice fall day. The Utah ski resorts have 5 feet of snow already and will be opening soon.

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October 22, 2004

Happy birthday to me

Today was a great running day! My wakeup HR was 49 (another new low since my accident). I felt great and had a great run. I added 0.16 miles, making my run 1.16 miles. After my run, my wife, grandson, and I walked our 0.6 mile loop.

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October 21, 2004

I'm recovering ok from the accident

This morning my wakeup HR was 50, a new low for my post-accident values. My lowest HR before the accident was 45, so there isn't a big difference between my pre-accident and post-accident values. This indicates that my body is doing well in its recovery. I still feel tired after a lot of physical exertion, but I'm lasting longer before I get tired. I'm currently running 1 mile (hope to add 10% tomorrow) and think I could go further, but I want to keep my increases down to 10% so my body isn't placed under great stress. Today is a rest day, and I'll see how it goes tomorrow.

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October 20, 2004

A nice 1 mile run

I just got back from a nice run around my 1 mile route. The temperature was 50F with a light rain and no wind. Another great running day! My wakeup HR was 51.

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October 18, 2004

A nice run

I had a nice run this morning around my one-mile route. I felt fine afterwards. My wakeup HR was 53.

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October 15, 2004

Took a walk and then ran

I felt pretty good this morning. I did my 30 situps and 10 pushups, along with my other stretches. Then, my wife, my grandson, and I walked our 0.6 mile loop. Following that I ran my 0.9 mile loop and added 0.1 mile to give me a 1 mile run. The temperature was in the low 60s with a light breeze -- a great morning for running! It's great to be alive!

My wakeup HR was 52.

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October 14, 2004

My wakeup HR was high today

Even though I had a good eight hours sleep last night, my wakeup HR was 56. My body is still recovering from my lack of sleep earlier this week. I'm taking another rest day today.

When I ran marathons in the early '80s, my experience was that a night or two of insufficient sleep required about two weeks of good sleep to get my HR back down. Now, it takes less time since I'm not subjecting my body to the stress of long distance running.

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October 13, 2004

My grandson woke me up...

I was in a sound, great sleep this morning when my grandson came in and woke us up. As I result I only had six hours sleep again and am taking an extra rest day today. My wakeup HR, though, is 53, down one beat from yesterday.

It's a good sign of my recovery that my wakeup HR and my body condition is beginning to be affected by lack of sleep. This shows that the influence of the accident is diminishing. A month ago, I could get six hours of sleep and my wakeup HR wouldn't change, and I would feel about the same as I would have felt with more sleep.

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October 12, 2004

Not sleeping well

I didn't sleep very well last night. I woke up after six hours. My wakeup HR was 54. I worked in my yard for seven hours last Saturday, and was very tired at the end of the day. Perhaps my body is still tired from that. I may have some nervous tension in my life that I'm not aware of. At any rate, I'll see how I feel in the morning after my rest day today.

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October 11, 2004

A good 0.9 mile run

My wakeup HR was 52, the lowest I've had since my accident. My wife, my grandson Ichiro, and I walked the 0.9 mile loop and then I jogged the loop. I felt good today and had a good energy level.

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October 9, 2004

Eight great hours!

I had a great sleep last night, eight great hours! My wake up HR was 53 and I felt great. I did 30 sit ups and 10 pushups (my pre-accident normal for those) during my stretches. My wife and I walked the 0.8 mile loop, and then I ran the loop and added 0.1 mile for a 0.9 mile run. I felt great during the run and afterwards.

During the past month I've been adding 20-25% increases to my runs instead of the recommended 10%, and that may have been the primary reason why my body needed more rest.

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October 8, 2004

I listened to my body

My wakeup HR was 57. I didn't sleep very well last night. My body signaled me earlier in the week (being tired) that it needed some extra rest. I ignored those signals, so it used less sleep as another signal to give it more rest. I finally heeded those signals and took today as an extra rest day.

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October 7, 2004

Sleep problems

I only got six hours of sleep last night (instead of my normal seven hours), but my wakeup HR was still 53. This indicates that the major stress on my body is still the accident. Before the accident, if I got six hours sleep my HR would increase. The time will come when my HR will increase due to lack of sleep, and that will be another indicator that I'm recovering from the accident.

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October 6, 2004

Ran a tired 0.8 miles

My wakeup HR was 53. I ran my 0.8 mile loop and felt a bit tired during the run. I had planned on adding some distance on Friday, but being tired means my body needs more time to adjust. We'll see how I feel on Friday.

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October 4, 2004

Wakeup HR inching down

My wakeup HR was 54, a new PB low for my post-accident statistics. I ran my 0.8 mile loop again and felt a bit tired but not bad.

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October 1, 2004

I think I'm getting stronger

My wakeup HR was 57. I added some distance and jogged my 0.8 mile loop, feeling fine at the end.