Running for Fun

Turning dreams into reality

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Very wet 3 miles. I didn’t mind the rain but my legs gave up - I was doing intervals and started out a bit ambitious.

Still have to ramble home … and will dry off with a nice cuppa tea :)

Very wet 3 miles. I didn’t mind the rain but my legs gave up - I was doing intervals and started out a bit ambitious.

Still have to ramble home … and will dry off with a nice cuppa tea :)

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RunKeeper - False Flatterer

Since I’ve been running around the neighborhood for years, I know my mile markers pretty well - a corner here, a driveway there etc. I’ve confirmed distances in a few sites like GMap-Pedometer and Dailymile, and I’ve driven routes to track using the car odometer.

When running with RunKeeper, I have it do the audible announcements at mile intervals, and the announcements are generally very close to where I know the mile markers to be.

When I hit Stop, the mileage is accurate. However, somewhere after saving the activity, RunKeeper has been adding on extra distance.

Yesterday’s 6.6 mile run suddenly became 7.2 miles after I saved the activity. And my 10 minute mile pace therefore dropped to 9:03. Add those differences on for every run, and you can see how my monthly or annual totals are going to be totally skewed upward.

Does anybody else notice this?

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6.6 miles in new shoes

I felt so much better today after crashing at 8PM last night. Tonight I ran 6.6ish miles in 65 minutes. Felt good and strong all the way through.

Tonight was also my first real run in my new Brooks Pure Cadence2s. I love them.  They have a lot of support under the arches which I need, and when standing with my weight on my heels, they feel very spongy.  But when running they make it very easy to land mid/forefoot.

The Pure Cadence2s are great. I think it’s love :)

Tomorrow I’m going to write a gripe about Runkeeper accuracy, but I gotta shower and get to bed.

Good night y’all! 

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inasoutherlydirection:

Went to a baseball game. Only knew 2 of 14 people in the group. Had fun.

But it was SO cold. A group of us left in the bottom of the 6th.

I ate NO stadium food. Was offered funnel cake and said no.

Yay me for all points above.

Beautiful but cold day. Looks like fun!

Also, come say hi the next time you are uptown …

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lagirlontherun:

I did it!!!!! I feel amazing!!!!! OMG no negative head space. All positive today!!! So many feels right now. Thank you to Allison, Mike, Brian, Jeanette, robbsrunning , Randy, and Monica for running with me. Special thanks to Robb for keeping the positive vibes flowing!!!!

Congrats on running 40 to celebrate your 40th! Amazing good stuff. This is how you grow old stay young in style :D Such an inspiration.

Happy Birthday!!!

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You might be a redneck …

If you and your buddy are getting ready to do some yard work with a chainsaw - and you’ve already cracked open a couple of cans of beer at 7:30 IN THE MORNING, you *might* be a redneck!

Our neighbor from across the street everybody.

Actually, he’s more of a goth. Can goths be rednecks? This is a grey area for me :P

I’m getting txt updates from Mrs RRR …

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Rest Dayz

Sunday - official workout rest day. Still crazy busy. Family fun stuff.

Monday - crazy busy work stuff. Knackered. 35 minute easy run scheduled. Didn’t run. No big whoop, “I’ll make it up tomorrow.”

Today/Tuesday - came back from work so tired I went to bed at 8:00 PM. So daaaaaaam tired. I don’t know what’s up. I’m not sick, just worn out. No run.

Tomorrow? If I see my shadow in the morning, I’m going to stay in bed for the next five days.

… and now it’s midnight and I gotta try to get back to sleep. Good night Tumblrs, sleep tight!

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One Year On

I can barely read all the posts.

No YOU are tearing up on the bus in front of strangers.

I wasn’t even there. But so many of you were - and I vividly remember re-re-refreshing my dash to see who had checked in safe.

Hug your loved ones.

xoxo Rupert

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Ermahgerd Pollen

Do you know what is considered “extremely high” in pollen counts? Over 120.

Do you know what our pollen levels have been the last 4 days? Approx 3,800!!!

That it not a typo.

Its so thick you can taste it. Running through the neighborhood is like running through a department store perfume department with every single sample sprayed at you involuntarily.

I’m fully drugged up on antihystermines and I’m still blocked up.

Where is the rain they promised us? RAIIIIN PLEEEASE - even if it wrecks my running plans.

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Ouch that was ugly! Everything kinda hurt even before the run; I was still feeling Thursday’s sprints and today I spent three hours doing some hard yard work so I was already fatigued.

So the run was slower than I planned. But I had to go.  Why run? Well last week I ended up with 19.9 miles logged (because of a near case of the Smits) and missing 20 by 0.1 of a mile bugged me so hard all week.

As a result I was determined to get past the 20 mile mark. And by today all I had to do was run the scheduled 5.5 miles.

Mission accomplished. 20.5 miles logged for the week. 

PS. Hydration nudge y’all!

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Sprints

Workout today was 30 second sprints followed by 2:30 slow, repeated x15.

Thought my lungs were going to explode. I did quite well and i’m happy with the run, but overall there’s a lot of inconsistency in the times which I know will disappear as I get stronger and fitter.

Also when slightly oxygen deprived, I cannot count even to 10 apparently, let alone to 15. That’s what phone apps are for.

Too tired now to think, gonna shower and bed. If I have a little bit of time after my shower, I’ll see if I can dig up a pic of my sister for Sibling’s Day.

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