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Subject:I ran. Well, mostly.
Time:10:32 pm
I ran tonight. I didn't finish, but I have a good excuse.

So there I was, running along, about two thirds of the way through my workout, and not quite dead yet but thinking I'd probably make it to the end. And then, BANG!


It was something in the treadmill, not in me, but it caused the treadmill to come to a screeching halt. The electronics behave normally, but I can't get the belt to move. Well, it moves if I push it manually, but I can't get the treadmill to do its thing. I've tried powering it on and off several times, and resetting the circuit breaker, but no dice. I am most displeased with this development.

I suppose I'll have to take the damned thing apart. In the meantime, the hotel I'm staying at in LA has a fitness center, so I'll take my running clothes with me. The idea of actually doing this outside in the real world, without something else setting my pace is pretty scary.
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tiurin
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Time:2009-11-06 10:45 am (UTC)
Jeez, when I first read "BANG!" I thought "Oh, shit, Patti blew out her ACL!"

Glad to hear that's not the case.

Also, "I Ran" is good, but "Wishing" is better. Though it does not have nearly as funny a video since it lacks dry ice, lizardlike women, and enough tinfoil and mirrors that the camera can be seen in the reflections.
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gayathri
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Time:2009-11-06 05:24 pm (UTC)
you and me both, thanks for wake up without Coffee, Patti!
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-06 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ignore pace, just run. Increasing speed happens naturally over time when paired with running longer distances.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 05:33 pm (UTC)
Ah, but I'm worried that I'll run too fast without a treadmill.
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-06 06:45 pm (UTC)
Take the training wheels off, you have to learn sometime.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 06:51 pm (UTC)
I do? Why?
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-06 06:53 pm (UTC)
Pacing is important so you learn not to tire yourself out on a long run. :) Takes a while to learn. I haven't got it down just yet.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 06:58 pm (UTC)
Right. But is there a reason that I ever need to run on anything but a treadmill?
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 07:16 pm (UTC)
I have zero interest in organized runs, and I have a hard time imagining that changing.
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-06 07:17 pm (UTC)
Hah! You had zero interest in running until recently too!

Also, I forgot to list the 3rd Annual BARGE Fun Run.

-R
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 07:21 pm (UTC)
Las Vegas. August. Morning.

Three great tastes that do NOT taste great together.

But seriously, for me running is much like masturbation. I prefer to do it in privacy, or maybe with a compatible partner.
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ronsrants
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Time:2009-11-06 07:25 pm (UTC)
Bah humbug. I stayed up all night before the fun run, so it wasn't early morning for me.

Its a shame...I guess you will never be able to enjoy the pleasures of a good hash run.

-R
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2009-11-07 04:21 pm (UTC)
I find running outside orders of magnitude easier than the treadmill. You have some beautiful places to run out in your neck of the woods.
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songmonk
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Time:2009-11-06 04:32 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize you were doing this all along on a treadmill. :-)
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adb_foldem
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Time:2009-11-06 08:43 pm (UTC)
Let your body tell you when you're going too fast. Just jog along until you tire a bit, then walk until you feel like going faster again.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 10:52 pm (UTC)
Doesn't work for me. It's too easy for me to "cheat". The structure of c25k works pretty well for me, but I need the external pacing and counters of a treadmill.

I'll just fix the damned thing.
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loser_variable
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Time:2009-11-06 09:21 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I thought you were talking about your knee. Bummer about the machine, but eff it, outside is so much more enjoyable - give it a try. Find some soft trails with nice scenery, listen to some music, so much more pleasant. Don't worry about people passing you. Unless your name is Geb, there's always someone faster.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-06 09:30 pm (UTC)
It doesn't really work for me.

One of the reasons that I've stuck with this so far is that the instant feedback/control of a treadmill keeps me interested and gives me a specific sort of discipline. It's hard to explain, but small countable objects are pretty much a requirement for me when I'm exercising.
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spicole
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Time:2009-11-08 05:34 am (UTC)
I didn't realize you were doing all of this on a treadmill, either.

I'd encourage you to hit the pavement for as much of your program as you can. I think the treadmill is a good piece of equipment, but I believe it can't replace the actual wear/tear/stress of running the old fashioned way.

On a mostly unrelated note... I might have a better "zero to 5K" training program than the c25k. it is mostly time-based, not distance. I can send it to you in if you are interested.

Anyhoo... keep up the good work. :D
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whipartist
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Time:2009-11-08 11:07 am (UTC)
Actually, I really strongly prefer the treadmill. I don't think I'd still be going if I was doing this on pavement-- the psychology of having distance in front of me to cover really would stop me dead in my tracks. Plus, my brain likes seeing the rolling ticker of the treadmill.

C25K is mostly time-based. I'm doing run 90-seconds, walk 120-seconds right now. The later parts of the program are time-or-distance, your choice, but the earlier parts are all time-based. Plus, I'm doing surprisingly well on this one, so I'd rather not change galloping horses in mid-stream. Thanks though.
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