Tuesday, July 24, 2007

at the gym

First day at the gym. I ran on the treadmill for 40 minutes. No walking, no resting. Solid running. Since, I am not used to treadmills I started out at 3.9, which I found out is a 15+ minute pace. I thought I was flying, guess not. I ran at that pace for about 30 minutes then kicked it up to 4.5, 4.8, 5.0 and 6.0. I liked being able to keep my heart rate down in the 120's and 130's. At 5 and above it got up into the 140's.

Then I went to the pool. I made sure it wasn't busy. Didn't need to embarrass myself. I borrowed my daughters goggles and swam freestyle. I did have trouble getting air and continuing. So, I would swim, walk, repeat. Just a little over 11 minutes and that was it. Not because I was tired, I just needed to get going.

Quote of the Day: "The first step to getting somewhere, is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." - John Pierpont Morgan.

14 consecutive days

Blogging Friends: I have many blogs I love to read. Sometimes they are new to running and they blog for a while and then it stops. But, some have blogged for years and when they stop I get worried. So, if you ever take a break from blogging let us know on your blog. Irene, did so when she needed a break and others have as well. If, you've taken a break let us know 'cause I get a little worried. I've told my wife that if anything should happen to me, she's in charge of the blog - at least the final entry.


Dan Seifring said...

Nice workout Pat, and love the quote today.

Irene said...

I get worried, too. Some people just seem to vanish and I wonder what happened. A lot of times it's nothing, but I still wonder if everything is really OK.

It's kind of weird how different treadmill running and street running are. When you go from one to the other you can really feel the difference!

K80K said...

I always slow down on the treadmill. I hope on thinking I can do 5 mph and then I tucker out really fast and end up taking lots of walk breaks. A local gym here as an indoor track and I have considered joining just to use that, but it would cost me too much. :P

Amy said...

Love the quote!

PS..On today's entry - dogs and having an accident in my pants are my two biggest fears while running. Glad you let her have the mean look!