Saturday, October 30, 2010

Brooks Running Freak

Checked out the Brooks Run Happy Cavalcade of Curiosities at Tri-Running. My gait analysis showed that my feet are ugly and I am running in the correct shoes.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Negative Heart Rate

I am just getting to downloading and updating my training log from my trip last week to Aberdeen.    There is one thing that really stands out.  My heart rate goes from around 170 bpm when I started  and continually drops to around 156 bpm when I finished.  I did start faster than I finished by about a minute per mile.  I never thought it would make that much of a difference but I guess it does.

I looked back at the run on Monday and about the same thing happened but not at the same scale.  Interesting

Monday, October 18, 2010

Best Stop?

Make a boudin run with The Boy and a friend of mine.  We went to Crowley to pick up the finish line from their race.  On the way back we stopped at the Best Stop for some boudin.  The Boy got some boudin balls and enjoyed them.  We also got a few links.  The friend had to break appart the boudin with his hands and we ate on the drive.  I saw that they placed at the Boudin contest last week but I wonder how.

The boudin was VERY greasy and all most too liquidy.  The casing was crisp but didn't break easy.  I think it was more meat than rice with specks of onions.  I think the seasoning was a bit much also.  I think there are better boudins out there. 

Running is going OK.  I am in Aberdeen this week for work so plan on running in the cooler weather. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fount It!

"I fount it" as one of my college buddies would say. The HRM was between the foot board and the end of the bed. It had apparently fallen out of the bag that I stuck it in. Glad to have it back now I can spend the $60 dollars on my wife! Right!

Check out this knarly spike of HRM. It was raining and lack of hills in Lafayette drove me to the dread-mill. I did 6 x 45s hill repeats. It was a good workout as I still "feel" the affects of it.

6 x 45s Hill Repeats on Treadmill by koonarse at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, October 8, 2010

I miss my Garmin HRM

So I actaully got up this morning somewhat on time (4:45 AM) to make it to Red's for to run (5AM).  Another minute or two and I would not have made it.  Run was uneventful.  I started with 5 people and at mile one two speed up and two slowed down.  I ended up running 3-1/2" miles at my "Base Pace" so that was good.  Overall it was a good run. 

On to the Garmin HRM.  Last weekend there was and early LSU game.  We left Lafayette early to make the game with the plan on staying in Baton Rouge to help The Folks unpack some in their new house.  I figured since it was an early game, I would be able to get up and go run Sunday.   As I gathered up my running stuff.  I grabbed my Garmin 405 CX and the HRM strap.  Uppon furhter inspection, noted that the Garmin was a bit low on juice, so I plugged it in.  I recollect tossing the strap into some or one of the bags that The Wife had packed.  Before we left, I grabbed the watch and stuck it in the box of miscelanous stuff that all ways seems to travel with us these days (baby monitor, pop tarts, organic ravaoli, organic rasins, etc).  Well Sunday morning rolls around, I get up and Dad has his running shoes on, so I ran upstairs got dressed, found the watch, couldn't find the strap.  So I ran with out it.  We we get home and I start seaching for the strap and have yet to find it. 

I know it is on one of the places that I will never find it for a year or two.  I am going to have to order an new HRM for my NEW watch at $60.  Oh well for now I am running san-HRM.  It makes my graphs on Garmin Connect look only and leaves blanks on Buckeye Outdoors.  I am an engineer and don't like having missing information.  I might have to start using my Polar for HRM and Garmin for distance and pace.  Two watches while running, that should be fun. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Test SMS

Mobil test blog

This is a test of to Mobil blogging feature of blogger. I tried SMS bit failed. Now I need to figure out how to attach a picture!

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