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coopasonic wrote:
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My plan to work out 293 times in the year, though, is dead. I can only miss 10 more days the rest of the year and I just don't have the will power these days to try it.
Two-a-days!
Refer back to the lack of willpower. :)
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It's been rough for me, between not being able to go to the gym (which was a solid 1/2 of my running), it being super hot and the kids being home all day for 3.5 months now. I'm at 394 miles for the year, but only 91 for May/June. And April was worse.

Lately I've just bucked up and gotten out the door more, as it's become crystal clear that I won't be going back to the gym anytime soon, and if we get into the fall/winter where it becomes harder to go outside and I look back and see how much time I wasted, I'm going to regret it.
The just announced re-opening at my gym at work. 75 minute maximum sessions, must book in advance, limited slots. I can live with all that. The problem is no showers, so I can't go before work or at lunch. After work is going to be full most of the time. Sucks. Also kills my plan to ride my bike to work.
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LawBeefaroni wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:53 am
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It's been rough for me, between not being able to go to the gym (which was a solid 1/2 of my running), it being super hot and the kids being home all day for 3.5 months now. I'm at 394 miles for the year, but only 91 for May/June. And April was worse.

Lately I've just bucked up and gotten out the door more, as it's become crystal clear that I won't be going back to the gym anytime soon, and if we get into the fall/winter where it becomes harder to go outside and I look back and see how much time I wasted, I'm going to regret it.
The just announced re-opening at my gym at work. 75 minute maximum sessions, must book in advance, limited slots. I can live with all that. The problem is no showers, so I can't go before work or at lunch. After work is going to be full most of the time. Sucks. Also kills my plan to ride my bike to work.
Ours are open, too, but it seems like a minefield. Even limited, you are in a space where people are constantly, intentionally, breathing heavily and spewing droplets galore everywhere. While using shared equipment, typically in an enclosed space without open windows.

No thanks.

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Yeah, my gym opened up around June 1. The classes are limited in size, but the equipment is still at normal spacing. I haven't been back, but have wondered how crowded it's been. I'm happy waiting until next year.
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I went on an hour long walk today and it was really nice. I think I'm going to do those on my no-run days to assist with the weight loss.

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I hit a little snag last week. Decided to do some martial arts in my off day (Wednesday) and figured I'd wear my old sneakers. No cushion at all + stomping on asphalt = lots of lateral foot pain on my feet. I almost couldn't walk Wednesday afternoon, the pain was so bad. I did a lot of icing and took a lot of Motrin. It was slightly better on Friday and then gone on Saturday. Still, I decided to all of last weekend very easy and just did some walking on Monday. No pain after my walk, so I resumed my running this past Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesdays are now complete "off" days. No exercise whatsoever.

Then this morning I was able to run my fastest 4 miles yet: 12 min/mile pace.

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Did my longest run ever today - 4.24 miles. I read somewhere that folks recommended ice baths after a run as a way to reduce inflammation and soreness. I can't commit to doing that, but what I do is go into the shower right after running, take the flexible shower head, aim it at my legs, and turn the shower on cold. Our pipes come in on the first floor and are next to the A/C so the water that comes out is pretty cold. It seems to help with soreness, so I'll keep doing it as an ice bath substitute.

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Looks like Garmin got hit by ransomware and all it's services are going to be down for a while. This article says it effected everything from production in Asia to call centers. Somebody is having a bad day.
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Looks like Garmin got hit by ransomware and all it's services are going to be down for a while. This article says it effected everything from production in Asia to call centers. Somebody is having a bad day.
As a Garmin owner myself - they are so screwed. If they don't get things working soon, they are going to have to deal with a class action lawsuit. Sucks to be them.

I have been derailed by my running for a while. First as I had mentioned earlier had a sore knee and some hip pain. I kept reducing my running and then had it down to just one day a week. Still had some hip pain. So I was down to just walking. On the bright side I was never walking faster. I even did a 14:11 mile once which I was amazed at (for me). Then 4 weeks ago I got snipped - which completely killed all exercise for 2 weeks. I then went on a beach trip (which was great) for a week. I had planned to walk and maybe even try to run some on the beach early, but I only ended up only walking twice. Just too hot. Finally got back into walking normally this week. It's amazing how much hotter and humid it is now. I do OK on pace, but my cardio is definitely not what it was before the long break. On my 4 mile walks, I generally only hit Zone 5 (Gamin) for a sliver or 0%. Now (well when Garmin still worked) I am spending 50% in Zone 5. So, I need to get into better shape and the heat/humidity is taking a toll. Hoping to dip my toes back into running in a week or two. On the bright side my knee seems to be 90% healed and is not troubling me at all on walks. Tomorrow I will take my first 7 mile walk in weeks. Really looking forward to it.

Sorry to derail the thread with walking talk, but that's all I got right now.
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JCC wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:04 pm
stessier wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:38 pm
Looks like Garmin got hit by ransomware and all it's services are going to be down for a while. This article says it effected everything from production in Asia to call centers. Somebody is having a bad day.
As a Garmin owner myself - they are so screwed. If they don't get things working soon, they are going to have to deal with a class action lawsuit. Sucks to be them.
I'm not sure how that would work for a free service considering none of the data is being lost. I've been manually downloading my runs and reuploading to another service and was shocked to see my watch has all my data back to 2017.
I have been derailed by my running for a while. First as I had mentioned earlier had a sore knee and some hip pain. I kept reducing my running and then had it down to just one day a week. Still had some hip pain. So I was down to just walking. On the bright side I was never walking faster. I even did a 14:11 mile once which I was amazed at (for me). Then 4 weeks ago I got snipped - which completely killed all exercise for 2 weeks. I then went on a beach trip (which was great) for a week. I had planned to walk and maybe even try to run some on the beach early, but I only ended up only walking twice. Just too hot. Finally got back into walking normally this week. It's amazing how much hotter and humid it is now. I do OK on pace, but my cardio is definitely not what it was before the long break. On my 4 mile walks, I generally only hit Zone 5 (Gamin) for a sliver or 0%. Now (well when Garmin still worked) I am spending 50% in Zone 5. So, I need to get into better shape and the heat/humidity is taking a toll. Hoping to dip my toes back into running in a week or two. On the bright side my knee seems to be 90% healed and is not troubling me at all on walks. Tomorrow I will take my first 7 minute walk in weeks. Really looking forward to it.

Sorry to derail the thread with walking talk, but that's all I got right now.
Congrats on getting back - hope the body holds up well enough to keep moving forward!
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stessier wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:08 am
JCC wrote:
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As a Garmin owner myself - they are so screwed. If they don't get things working soon, they are going to have to deal with a class action lawsuit. Sucks to be them.
I'm not sure how that would work for a free service considering none of the data is being lost. I've been manually downloading my runs and reuploading to another service and was shocked to see my watch has all my data back to 2017.
It's not a free service. It's part of the product they are selling when they sell you the watch. It is certainly a big part of why I bought it. I get that there are manual workarounds, and if this goes on for a long while, then I will begin using them. But I think the vast majority of Garmin watch owners who depend on Garmin Connect to work (particularly any pro athletes that use it) are going to want compensation. This is not nerd rage on my part btw... I assume they will work out something eventually. I do think it looks bad for the company to reveal nothing. Hopefully they will release some sort of statement next week other than "our servers are down".
Congrats on getting back - hope the body holds up well enough to keep moving forward!
Thanks very much! :) (My 7 MILE (not minute - edited that in my original post) went well today! All miles in the 15-16 minute range.

I forgot to mention something funny that happened when I was at the beach last week. I was bragging to my (older) sister how I had been walking some miles in the 14 minutes range including one 14:11 mile. She smacked me down quite well: "I walk all my miles in under 14 minutes... ususally low 13 minute range!" I felt quite foolish as I was picking my jaw off the floor! LOL

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It's not a free service. It's part of the product they are selling when they sell you the watch. It is certainly a big part of why I bought it. I get that there are manual workarounds, and if this goes on for a long while, then I will begin using them. But I think the vast majority of Garmin watch owners who depend on Garmin Connect to work (particularly any pro athletes that use it) are going to want compensation. This is not nerd rage on my part btw... I assume they will work out something eventually. I do think it looks bad for the company to reveal nothing. Hopefully they will release some sort of statement next week other than "our servers are down".
I am such a dope! I didn't realize you could look at activities on your watch! LOL. I agree it will be hard for Garmin watch owners to sue them succesfully. The FAA may be another matter.

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Garmin has acknowledged there was an attack. They claim no customer data was compromised. Things are apparently coming back up. My watch is still not syncing, but my friends' watches have. They say everything should be back to normal in a few days...

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Last year I ran 15 times for a massive total of 51.0 miles. So far this year I have run 27 times for a total of 82.5 miles. I could finally do it... I could run 100 miles in a year!

This morning I ran my fastest 5k (well, 3 miles) of the year, only NINE minutes slower than my PR.

Somehow I still insist on calling myself a runner.
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Somehow I still insist on calling myself a runner.
And you should. That you are tracking your progress and impressing yourself is a fine indication you're motivated to keep improving. I wish I was making progress running but haven't been since a day or two after becoming unemployed 2 months ago. I have been biking for the first time in a few years and worked myself up to 35 miles (in the before kids days, a long ride would be 100 miles), but my last run I struggled to make a full 5K. I really do need to try more, maybe I'll go in the morning.

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I really do need to try more, maybe I'll go in the morning.
In the summer in Dallas there is really no choice. If I don't run before 8am, I don't run.
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coopasonic wrote:
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I really do need to try more, maybe I'll go in the morning.
In the summer in Dallas there is really no choice. If I don't run before 8am, I don't run.
This morning temps were in the 50's, our 9 am walk with the kids required long pants and long sleeves (or sweaters). Tomorrow might be in the 40's! Next week back to swampy 90's though.

I know what you mean though. When I went running in the Philippines, it was the same. Races started at 5 am. I'd go out at 7 and most people were done by then. As I was on vacation, I was the weirdo running late in the morning...like 8 am.

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Keep at it coop - 100 miles is in reach!

I run early to avoid the heat too. It's been mid-70s for the last 10 days or so at 5am when I run. Today was 66...it was heaven.
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Keep it up Coop. All miles count!

In some sad news that hit me really hard recently, a runner I pretty much idolize, Tommy Rivers Puzey, was diagnosed with primary pulmonary NK/T-cell lymphoma, lung cancer. Rivs is my favorite iFIT trainer (iFIT makes video content and training programs for use with treadmills, bikes, etc.). He is easily one of the most popular trainers on iFIT, and there's usually a steady stream of new workouts from him. He's based in Flagstaff, AZ, but he travels around the world to film runs for iFIT. I've virtually run with him through the Balkans, Spain, Morocco, Greece, Costa Rica, Patagonia, through all types of terrain - deserts, mountains, rain forests, glaciers, and I always look forward to the latest series. So, when I hadn't seen any new content from him for a few months earlier this summer, I started googling and saw some rumblings that he had some kind of accident and was in the hospital. Then, last month, I heard he was hospitalized with a respiratory illness, which everyone presumed was COVID-19. But it wasn't, and a couple weeks ago, it was announced that he has this rare form of lung cancer.

I've probably run well over a thousand miles with Rivs virtually on my treadmill since I got it a couple years ago, and as strange as it sounds, having listened to and watched him for hundreds of hours on those runs, I feel like I know the guy. Hearing about his illness has been crushing.

Yesterday, iFIT did a fundraiser for Rivs where they agreed to donate a dollar for every mile run by someone on one a Rivs workout that day. I put in my longest treadmill run to date, and, my wife and son pitched in, too, with their own Rivs workouts.

If anyone else is interested in pitching in, there's a general fundraising page here where you can log your miles and raise money in support of Tommy and his family.
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Jeff V wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:57 pm
coopasonic wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Jeff V wrote:
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I really do need to try more, maybe I'll go in the morning.
In the summer in Dallas there is really no choice. If I don't run before 8am, I don't run.
This morning temps were in the 50's, our 9 am walk with the kids required long pants and long sleeves (or sweaters). Tomorrow might be in the 40's! Next week back to swampy 90's though.
How the hell do you call that summer?

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July was the warmest ever. It'll be 90's again this weekend, but this morning was 45. Almost considered turning on the heat this morning, but closing the windows sufficed.

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The therapist had me do a couple of short stints of jogging on the treadmill. it was glorious, First time since my injury.
I'm not cleared for home jogging yet, but I am allowed to do some light jumping in place.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Jeff V wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:57 pm
coopasonic wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Jeff V wrote:
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I really do need to try more, maybe I'll go in the morning.
In the summer in Dallas there is really no choice. If I don't run before 8am, I don't run.
This morning temps were in the 50's, our 9 am walk with the kids required long pants and long sleeves (or sweaters). Tomorrow might be in the 40's! Next week back to swampy 90's though.
How the hell do you call that summer?
I'm pretty sure he would say the same of our concept of winter.
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Today marks 2 years since coop and I did a Ragnar. Not sure he's run that distance since. Need to do another!

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coopasonic wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:46 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Jeff V wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:57 pm
coopasonic wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:39 pm
Jeff V wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:12 pm
I really do need to try more, maybe I'll go in the morning.
In the summer in Dallas there is really no choice. If I don't run before 8am, I don't run.
This morning temps were in the 50's, our 9 am walk with the kids required long pants and long sleeves (or sweaters). Tomorrow might be in the 40's! Next week back to swampy 90's though.
How the hell do you call that summer?
I'm pretty sure he would say the same of our concept of winter.
We have one at least every 2-3 years.

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Today marks 2 years since coop and I did a Ragnar. Not sure he's run that distance since. Need to do another!
You can do another. I am not sure I ever need to do anything like that again.... probably. That last leg almost killed me. Luckily there is no terrain like that around here so I can't really do that even if I wanted to.
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coopasonic wrote:
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Last year I ran 15 times for a massive total of 51.0 miles. So far this year I have run 27 times for a total of 82.5 miles. I could finally do it... I could run 100 miles in a year!
100.1 miles in 16:34:19, no, not all at once.

So that was my goal for the year. With 4.5 months (or primarily sedentary life) left in the year, I should probably not stop there but I don't think I'll be setting any specific goal other than keep running (until mornings are cold... in Texas terms anyway).

I bought a scale this week. It wasn't as bad as I thought. There are two pounds that I would like to ditch. That seems feasible if I can continue to control my eating.
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I've got to get back into it seriously - I haven't stopped running at all this year, and have consistently put in 3 nights a week of 30 minutes or more. However, I've scaled back the intensity a great deal. At one point I was up to being able to run 4 miles straight, but I've scaled way back and I'm barely doing 2 now.

One problem is I kept hitting a wall with my 10k training, would get discouraged, and then switch training plans. Which would set me back to an easier schedule which I would follow until I hit the next wall, then change again. Rinse, repeat. The incessant heat hasn't helped - even in the late evenings it's routinely in the high 80s here, and when I'm hot I don't function well at all.

I'm just having trouble settling in on an app/training routine that I'm happy with. The last one I really enjoyed was a trainer-led (audio encouragement throughout the run) 5K program through RunKeeper, but they don't have a longer version of it. I need to look for something similar for longer distances.

Weight-wise I'm bouncing between 198 and 200, which is really heavy for me. 200 is my max weight ever. A bit of it can be attributed to muscle as I've been doing a lot of pushups and pullups, but it's certainly not all of it. I've been doing salads for lunch every day but so far I can't seem to break 198. I have no doubt it's attributable to working from home now and not going places. I'm probably missing out on miles of walking per week that I used to do without thinking at the office and out running errands.

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