Only a runner can watch the Walking Dead and think “oh shit look at all that open space with no traffic, no cars and no limits!”
Only a female runner can watch the Walking dead and think “oh shit look at all that open space with no traffic, no cars, no limits and no creepers to worry about, just zombies!”
Exercise Behavior of Ultramarathon Runners: Baseline Findin... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research
Abstract: Hoffman, MD, and Krishnan, E. Exercise behavior of ultramarathon runners: baseline findings from the ULTRA Study. J Strength Cond Res 27(11): 2939–2945, 2013—Little is known about exercise habits of those who compete in foot races longer than the standard 42-km marathon distance. The pu…
I think I actually participated in this study, and the results and findings are really interesting.
Another run, another podcast!
A new one and one that I was finishing from a previous run. And I’ll post about a few others I listened to during the week and forgot to mention.
I had a good run, although I felt a bit groggy. I think it’s caused by too much paper writing.
I was just totally shocked by this one. How does this guy have supporters? It’s a really pathetic story. For one, he is claiming he doesn’t need help. And secondly, it seems people think it’s really hilarious. It’s the running joke right now. It’s true, it’s a great week for comedians. And I’m not going to stifle my laughter when it comes to Rob Ford crack jokes, but amidst the laughter I hope that people - young folks especially - realize the cold hard fact that this isn’t really so funny if you’re a Toronto resident. Or at least, I would hope not. It’s not funny when a mayor, or leader does something like this. Because that’s someone who’s calling the shots and making decisions for your city. It makes me think that people don’t have any respect for their own communities. I hope that the people of Toronto crank up the pressure on city council and on the mayor. He needs to go.
A few more podcast roundups after the jump.
Your resting heart rate and what it can do for you
So my usual routine when I wake up is that I immediately take my resting heart rate. It’s become pretty much second nature to me now.
I use this really useful little app called Cardiograph because it’s quick, easy and fairly accurate.
I started doing this about nearly two years ago. I did off and on, but it’s really become a habit now. And it’s a very useful piece of information to have. When I notice that my heart-rate is a little higher than usual, it means that there’s something going on. It could be that I’m stressed, getting sick, or overtraining. I input it into my training log on my computer and graph the trend so I can see fluctuations over time.
It’s been a few days now where my resting HR is slightly higher than usual. Normally, I might not notice if there were something wrong or I might not even pay attention. But with that little bit of info, I can sometimes keep myself from getting to fatigued with training or help avoid getting sick or at least lessen the symptoms. I’ve been surrounded by sick people lately. My bf is quite sick and I’ve been trying really hard to get my immune system nice and strong. But I’m thinking that things may have broken down since this elevation of HR must mean something and I’m not stressed or overtraining!
Must battle the germs! It’s just amazing to see that such a small change means so much. My body has probably been busy fighting off germs all week! Pretty insane.
Anyhow, just something to think about. I know some people don’t enjoy keeping tabs on their “stats”. Some of us don’t really like numbers and figures, but if you keep track of any one piece of information, your resting heart rate is a good place to start.
katebikerun said: AND WEAR THE SAME RUNNING CLOTHES MORE THAN ONCE BEFORE WASHING!
I’m going to be real honest with you guys right now.
I often wear the same running clothes a few times during any season. Because I’m gross. But also because I don’t exactly have a huge rotation.
I’m sorry for disappointing you.
Winter: the season where I can run and not have to shower.