Lämmchen's Workout Thread

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Another tropical storm day! Indoor steps for me.
 

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Lighter rain today but still dreary and miserable. My workout in the hall ended up being more intense than I originally planned. I don't count indoor activities towards personal records, especially when I stop the clock to take a water break, but I was running at a personal-best level pace which was good.

Now it's cooling down I'm hoping to take a shot at a couple of long-standing PBs.
 

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We're going out to a garden attraction today and I'll definitely get over 10,000 steps!
 

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It's continuing to cool, which makes it easier to sustain a faster pace at the same level of effort. Today felt harder than it should have done but I got my 45 minutes of running in.
 

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A couple of base runs during the week, then yesterday I decided to go a bit harder. As it cools down it's easier to run harder, so I can see setting a new personal best or two in the coming months. I've shaved tiny amounts off existing PBs a couple of times lately even when I wasn't going for a record, so hopefully if I choose a suitable route and push it I'll be able to do something more conclusive.
 

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Yesterday we went hiking, but today I had to go to church early so I couldn't even do my loops. Now it's really warm outside again, so probably I'll wait until it cools down this evening to walk.
 

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I really wanted to do speed repeats today but needed to meet a friend who was helping me haul some stuff, and didn't have time to do a workout worthy of the name and still cool off, clean up and get out to meet him. So I did a shorter workout at a slightly lower intensity (tempo level, probably not far from threshold). It was enough to get me very sweaty by the end of it, but not so sweaty it took me half an hour before it was worth getting in the shower at all.

Then I got to go haul my stuff (not heavy at all, just very bulky). Maybe I'll do my speed repeats tomorrow.
 

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Today's workout was supposed to be a base run but I got a bit carried away and ended up with a threshold level run. I didn't reach my lactate threshold but probably came quite close to it. It's a bit warm today so it felt like my system was working harder than it should, even given my increased effort.
 

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I did almost 3 miles yesterday on the trail, but knew not to push it because I'd had tummy problems for a few days. I'm glad I listened to my instincts.
 

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My suggested workout today is the regular baseline stuff. It's a good day to do something with my wife, who still likes to get out and move but isn't anywhere near my level of fitness.
 

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5 miles of speed repeats. It was pretty windy today so I didn't put any extra distance on the workout. Now I'm trying to figure why my watch won't pair with my indoor bike any more.
 

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Windy today so my wife decided she'd get some exercise in at the church hall. There's a handy 10k route from the church so I ran that. The intention was for it to be a base level run but I was feeling strong so went a little harder at the start, and then it was hard to keep my pulse down when running up a long incline with a strong headwind, so I kinda gave up trying and went at a comfortable pace rather than actively trying to keep the pace down.

I think I could set a new PB around that route, now it's cooler.
 

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No great surprise that my suggested workout was an easy base-level run. I went for a walk with my wife before lunch and then did my run after lunch. Now it's cooler I can go faster without my heart rate going too high.
 

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10k of speed repeats. Today they hurt, which is a good thing. If speed repeats don't hurt it means I need to go at them harder. Looking at my charts is interesting - there's a section early on in the route that's almost exactly 1km and it's a steady downhill the entire way. So today I took it faster than I could sustain for the entire time, running hard for 45 seconds, recovering for 15 seconds, then repeating until I got to the end of it and the road turned uphill.
 

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Yesterday, my husband and I went to a local attraction where we now have a membership for the year. I told him we were only going there to see two things and we wouldn't be walking a lot, but we ended up doing 10,000 steps...on top of our workouts we did earlier in the morning. My ankles hurt now LOL
 

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Lots of rain today, so probably walking in the hall at church. Hoping tomorrow is nicer. From the forecast it could go either way.
 

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Lots of rain today, so probably walking in the hall at church. Hoping tomorrow is nicer. From the forecast it could go either way.

We had rain all day long yesterday!! I didn't see it in the forecast today though, so maybe after church I can walk.
 

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Yesterday was gloomy all day but nicer than the forecast said it would be, even if only by virtue that the rain was lighter than expected.

This afternoon is supposed to be OK so I can go and run properly, with any luck.
 

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I tried walking a bit after church, but it was too chilly and looked like rain, so I didn't get far. Maybe today after I get my chores done it will be a better walk.
 

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My run on Sunday was harder than I'd planned. My suggested workout was at a threshold pace and I didn't feel like doing that. I considered setting up an open-ended base run but in the end decided to just do a completely free run where my watch would only beep at me if my pulse went very high. I clocked the first mile faster than I've ever done that stretch before, and the second and third miles weren't far off. I did overdo it trying to maintain speed up a sustained hill, which meant I missed my 5k personal best. Had I had more time to run I would have extended my 5-mile route into a 10k and probably shaved a chunk off my personal best. But I didn't have time, so I stuck to 5 miles.

Comparing the metrics of that run with running the same route a couple of years back when I first got this particular fitness watch was remarkable. Much faster speeds, more sustained speed, far fewer breaks to walk, and barely half the exercise load. So I guess I'm doing something right.
 
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