August 7, 2009

My old body is hanging in there...

My wakeup heart rate this morning was 55, much better than the 61-62 that I've had during the past week. My energy level is good, and I feel like I'm 45 again. I'm considering going to four and maybe five times a week for my running. My normal strategy is to do one long run and one medium run per week. Additional runs are rest runs. So, if I follow that strategy, my long run would be the 1.8 miles that I ran two days ago. My medium run would be 1.5 miles, and any additional runs would be 1 mile. I'm using the word "runs" but right now the "runs" are combinations of running and walking.

I've been thinking about this as I type, and I think my fourth day, for a while at least, will be just walking with my wife. The 1-mile goal is a good goal for our walking.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

i've started running myself not too long ago and my partner asks me if i go jogging or running, and i say what's the difference? when does a jog turn into a run? do you know?

Allen said...

The terms "jog" and "run" aren't definitively defined. Some people consider jogging is done by recreational runners who do it for their own enjoyment and running is done by those who race. Others, like me, consider jogging as a less intense form of running. If I'm tired and am going slow, I'll probably refer to it as jogging. If I feel good I'll refer to it as running. I don't use the term jogging very much.

bookmanie said...

"Running is the best medicine. It is very beneficial for the mind and body in general. Bookmanie

Shell said...

Just wanted to say WTG.. I am sure you hear it often, but you have me in awe. I tried to start running but think I started too much too soon. I need to get back into it.

derikonja said...

What a intresting and inspiring blog you have. Good luck with everything, wishing you all the best.

/Aleksandra from Sweden

Allen said...

When you're ready to get back to running, here is a plan you might consider. Starts with all walking and then later mixes in running. You determine how many weeks for each phase.

Wendy said...

You're awesome. I admire you for what you do!

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Anonymous said...

I'm truly impressed and happy I've come across your blog. Keep up the good work and remember what Betty Davis once said "Old age aint' for sissies" and you are definitely not in the category!

Bryan said...

Thank you for sharing your experiences. I think it gives many of us hope for the future!

stefanie said...

wow, i'm deeply impressed by you! I think you're a great example for everyone out there who says the can't do it! Wish you all the best!

Joe said...

I've been running for over 30 years, but I've had to miss 2 weeks lately due to pain in one hip. X-ray baffled my very competent doctors - so I'm doing what they suggested - resting. Your blog is the other part of the therapy that they could have ordered. Thanks!

Roseanna said...

Hello you are really encouraging and I would like to follow your blog to keep me motivated. I jsut started a blog at www.hotby30.blogspot.com
i am trying to lose the weigh by 30 years old the healthy way

Stay at Home Mom said...

i as well just wanted to say way to go. this blog is an inspiration! i will be checking back frequently to see how things are!

Mike said...

I love Walking and Running ,i really love it But Here we are in Summer at UP to 115f

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Katie said...

i like this post alot.

Nik Halik said...

Allen,

This is truly inspirational. I can only hope I am as motivated as you when I reach your age.

The best of luck to you.

-Nik

alien said...

Running makes our souls younger! Keep running... away from stress, away from technology, away from everything that is bad, but always return to your hear

Anonymous said...

Congratulations...awesome accomplishments!

Dave
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Shelly's Self-Discovery said...

I started running just a couple of months ago, did the run/walk. Your blog is quite inspirational!

akooz said...

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