Miles:
2909 total / 517 in 2014
Goal:

Lifestyle for ultimate health and to maintain energy/flexibility/stamina as I age and to enjoy all those outdoor activities I love.

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  • 427 calories
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  1. FIT
    Stability workout

    Focused on my weaker spots:
    10 min walking WU + 3 sets of soleus & quadriceps stretches
    3 sets of 15:
    Bridges on floor
    Basic squats
    Bent over row with 2 15lb hnd wts
    Shoulder press with 2 12lb ... read more

  2. RUN
    great 4.5 mi ttl - Easy Run 4.5 mi

    .5 mi WU; 3 mi @ 13:48 pace, hi HR 123; 1 mi CD On the tm since @ the gym to do my stability workout. Felt really strong while running - a lot easier to control speed & HR on the tm.

  3. FIT
    great Hot Vinyassa Yoga 01:00

    Ahhhhh.....love it! Namaste.

  4. RUN
    great Sat morn social run 4.73 mi 01:02 13:12 pace

    We yakked the whole way & I totally enjoyed it! AND I kept my HR down below 75% of max. Avg HR 130 so moderate run. I'm going to have to almost walk to get that HR down more for my &quo... read more

  5. FIT
    great Stabilization workout 01:00

    Had an opportunity to work 1 on 1 for free with one of our personal trainers today. She had put a workout together earlier to focus on my weak areas (which seems to be my whole backside & real... read more

    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      Good that you're doing that, Vickie. The backside are the most important muscles for runners. The butt muscles are to be used more than anything else. And yes on the hips. Mine began getting sore on me a couple of years ago. Since then I have stretched them (and my groin) 3 times per day and I'm fine now.

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Can't say too much about the importance of stretching, especially as we "age". I think it's an often overlooked area, especially with guys - so, good job Bob!

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      Thank you!

      2 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    blah Dawn Patrol - foggy, misty, o... 3.56 mi

    800m WU; 400m; 800m; 1 mile; 800m; 400m with a couple 400m recoveries mixed in. Edit: Garmin set to 1/4 mile - paces varied from 9:20 to 10:52. Since it was misty & mostly dark I got cold eve... read more

    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      Very nice Build-up, Break-down, Vickie. I wouldn't like to run in the dark either. Great job getting out there and doing it. (What are 9:86 and 10:79 mile paces in real numbers?)

      5 days ago Like

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    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      I'm kind of kidding with you, Vickie. Sorry. But 9:86 is 9 minutes and 86 seconds, or 10:26. Likewise for 10:79.

      5 days ago Like

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      lol, you mean a+b doesn't equal 2? Am I ever spacy today!

      5 days ago Like

  7. FIT
    good Alpha class @ the gym 01:00

    Our gym's version of CrossFit. Various drills put on whiteboard that you work thru for the hour. The barbell bar is 40 lbs by it self (for squats) so that's what I went with & did o... read more

  8. RUN
    good Mod HR Run 3.31 mi 00:36 10:51 pace

    Had to push myself out of the house, but once we started running I was fine. Avg HR 145.

  9. FIT
    great Pilates 01:00

    Large parts of our gym (including the studios where our classes take place) are closed off this week for annual maintenance/cleaning. So they're offering some other classes to fill in - so a ... read more

    • Steve P.
      Steve P.

      nice workout Vickie!!

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Alan G
      Alan G

      Any workout that involves sitting on the floor is alright by me.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Hil
      Hil

      You're right about the core! I have only done Pilates once but it was like an hour of core work...I was dying!!!! Good job, Vickie, you seem to do a great variety of workouts!

      5 days ago Like1 person

  10. RUN
    tired 4.35 mi ttl - Easy Run 4.35 mi

    .44mi WU; 3mi run @ avg 12:45 pace, avg 134 HR; .91mi CD. Not feeling it today - ran after Pilates, maybe that took more out of me than I realized. Fall is in the air - beautiful running weather.

  11. FIT
    good "Chair" Pilates 01:00

    The name is very misleading - this is a hard class that works deep into those inner core muscles, also worked arms & legs. Special designed pilates chair with a tension rod with 4 settings tha... read more

  12. FIT
    great Hot Vinyassa Yoga 01:00

    Soreness completely gone from my ribs so was able to really focus & get deep into the moves. Put everything out of my mind but my yoga practice & felt incredibly calm & relaxed by the ... read more

  13. RUN
    good Sat morn run in the fog 6.04 mi 01:09 11:25 pace

    Pace in range of 10:06 to 12:33. Avg HR 163. Ran a different leg of the Dry Creek Trail so nice to run someplace different altho with the fog couldn't see much. Ran with 2 other gals, one t... read more

    • Chris B.
      Chris B.

      Sign up for another race!

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      You're right Chris!

      10 days ago Like

    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      Vickie, a workout schedule is most important if you have goals you want to reach (like races). I've seen your schedules before -- you know exactly what to do. Very nice 6 miles!

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Thanks Bob! That's what I'm going to do - pull out one of those old schedules & update it for the rest of 2014. Winter seems to be a weak time for me as far as staying consistent so all the more reason to have that schedule!

      10 days ago Like1 person

  14. FIT
    good Barbell class 01:00

    Very traditional moves, good total body workout. Used 15-30 lbs.

  15. RUN
    good Dawn Patrol @ the high school... 4.5 mi

    800m X 5 with jog recovery in between. Pace from 8:40 - 10:40. Tough when the alarm went off at 5am, but fine once I was up.

  16. RUN
    good 1/2 hr Core class, 1 hr Stric... 01:30

    Total body using hand weights, bands & sliders. Mostly compound movements to get that metabolism kicking. Can't believe my ribs are still sore from that fall a couple weeks ago but they o... read more

  17. RUN
    great Beautiful early morning run 5 mi

    Ran with a few other gals who are training for the Denver Rock & Roll in October. They were running 18 miles but I joined in the first few. Avg pace 11:23, avg HR 144.

  18. RUN
    great Easy 4 @ Dry Creek 4.16 mi 00:54 12:53 pace

    I've developed a rash where my HR chest band sits, so not wearing it anymore until that's healed. Ran just the right pace for a nice, relaxed run. The beautiful morning weather didn... read more

    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      Sure glad you ran Easy. That's a lot of miles for me that soon after a race. By the way, tell me how you felt at various points during your race and then afterwards. And did you get a good cool down?

      16 days ago Like

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    • Azaka R.
      Azaka R.

      Ouch...hope the rash is better now. Nice relaxed run!

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Thanks all! Healed up good enough to wear my band again!

      14 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    great Esprit de She 10K 6.2 mi 01:05 10:29 pace

    I believe this was the time showing when I crossed the finish line. I'm so happy with my overall pace! We had over 600 runners. I got 2nd in my age group!! My 1st 10K so a PR by default.

  20. FIT
    great Core class 00:30

    Usually do Barbell after this class, but decided to skip all the squats & lunges to rest my legs for tomorrow's race.