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  • 12 miles
  • 03:57 time
  • 1137 calories
  • 4 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good OB-Judah 9.75 mi 01:41 10:21 pace

    Long run forced by muni being MIA. Was all set to call it quits at 7miles, but the N was not to be had. So kept going... second time this week the N has been completely effed up for me, so annoyed.... read more

  2. FIT
    good Pilates mat 01:00

    Second time, different instructor. Hilarious how far away from achieveing various positions I am... makes me feel totally ungainly, but I enjoy the workout. Its such a mental luxury to have someone... read more

    • Christina J.
      Christina J.

      Yay! Don't worry about "achieving" the positions - i hope your teacher is offering various degrees of difficulty/modifications for exercises that might be challenging? No matter which modification, you're still working the muscles!

      about 11 hours ago Like1 person

    • Ismay

      There are modifications, but mostly on ab things which are more doable for me. It's the legs in the air movements that I just cant do anywhere close to as demonstrated. But still fun.

      about 10 hours ago Like1 person

  3. swim
    good Rooftop pool 1800 yd 00:56 54:45 pace

    250+250+250+100 breaststroke, 500+250+100 freestyle, 100 kick. Beautiful warm sunny evening. Pool busy so mostly circle swim incl first 600 in a slow lane.

  4. walk
    Next section of river: River ... 3.3 mi 01:30 27:16 pace

    ANother Sacramento morning, another section of the American River trail. Couple of nice river access points where dogs can splash around. The bicycle bridge. Lots of birds: geese, blue herons, whit... read more

  5. walk
    good Down by the river 3.84 mi 01:30 23:26 pace

    Snatching a brief morning hike before the heat takes hold. Saw lots of canadian geese and three young bucks.

    • Claudine C.
      Claudine C.

      Is it just me or are the geese all over the park these days? I've seen them congregating in Big Rec, in addition to Stow Lake. The groundskeepers don't like that much - too much poop for the Baseball/ soccer fields, methinks...

      1 day ago Like

  6. swim
    good Rooftop pool 1900 yd 00:57 52:47 pace

    Another lovely sunny evening at the outdoor pool. 250 + 250 + 5x100 yd breaststroke, 250+250 + 4x100 yd freestyle. Longest swim in a while.

  7. FIT
    Feldenkrais method 01:00

    Continuing my tour of class options. This one I'll save for when I am 75. :) Not enough happening for me for the time spent, and I have little patience for mind-body stuff, but nicely meditat... read more

    • Christina J.
      Christina J.

      Huh, interesting. Both this and Alexander technique are really popular amongst (older?) musicians for dealing with physical issues related to playing. More of my younger musician friends do yoga consistently.

      7 days ago Like

  8. RUN
    good Partial Lands End 7.2 mi 01:15 10:20 pace

    The Pilates class killed my running stamina so abbreviated long run. Hung out at Sutro baths and Lands end quite a bit. Overcast but not foggy. Most miles were mid-nines but the half mile or so spe... read more

    • Claudine C.
      Claudine C.

      I am reluctant to try Pilates at this point... perhaps I'll stick to yoga... sounds like a lovely evening at Land's End/ Sutro Baths, though. Can't go wrong there...

      7 days ago Like

    • Ismay

      I liked the pilates Claudine and I plan to continue. Only reasonable that doing both in one day was a bit much, plus first time always the worst :)

      7 days ago Like

  9. FIT
    good Pilates mat 01:00

    Woo, hard. Entire torso feels worked over. But much, much more my style than yoga. I will be back.

  10. swim
    good Rooftop pool 1600 yd 00:48 52:48 pace

    250+250+100+100+200 breaststroke, 250+250+100+100 freestyle. Finally back to rooftop outdoor pool which had been under construction all summer. As usual, notably harder in the deeper, larger pool w... read more

  11. RUN
    good Treadmill intervals 3.3 mi 00:30 09:05 pace

    Weird mood today; took a look at resplendent Karl in full bloom and said no. So, intervals on the treadmill. 4 x 2 min descending from 8:36 to 7:56, then 4 x 1 min descending to 7:04 pace. Mostly 1... read more

  12. FIT
    alright Iyengar yoga 01:00

    First formal yoga class ever. Weird to not be sweaty after an hour of "exercise". Alternate mild enjoyment with complete confusion and feeling like a failure. Not unlike being a foreigner... read more

    • Karen K.

      I had very same experience at first yoga class! Hehe.

      10 days ago Like1 person

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    • Claudine C.
      Claudine C.

      My favourite yoga is more active - flow yoga, or Ashtanga... one definitely sweats. Not as fond of Bikram - where room is heated to a nice 90+ degrees. Sweat definitely pours, then...

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Ismay

      Yeah, I'd like to try the other kinds eventually (not bikram, ugh!) but this was a reasonable place to start for a yoga beginner and general class novice...

      7 days ago Like

  13. FIT
    good Point Reyes Day 2 : Sky loop 8.78 mi 03:00 20:30 pace

    One way with car shuttle, beautiful loop traversing varied terrain from drippy wet jungly forest to coastal bluffs, Sculpted Beach. Sky trail and Woodward Valley are absolutely gorgeous. Last 2 mil... read more

  14. FIT
    good Point Reyes - Muddy Hollow 7.66 mi 02:30 19:34 pace

    Day 1 of Point Reyes weekend : nice loop around Muddy Hollow. Saw a herd of tule elk resting on a hillside far away, a garter snake and quail. Afterwards added 0.6 mile RT to Shell Beach.

  15. RUN
    alright Lunchtime shortie 3.32 mi 00:30 08:53 pace

    Making up for Monday's skipped run. Park is crowded at this hour. Visited the dahlias, still going strong and thronged by admirers. Tempoish and not much carbs this am, so kinda ran out of jui... read more

  16. swim
    good Indoor pool 1800 yd 00:55 53:46 pace

    400+200+100+100+100+40+40+40 breaststroke
    200+200+100+100+100+40 freestyle
    40 backstroke
    Nice empty pool, good longer swim. Legs tired from last nights run.

  17. RUN
    good JFK to Ocean Beach South 10.42 mi 01:47 10:16 pace

    Awesome run and double digits! Had company for the park segment - thanks Christina J., also for the inspiration to go long! - and Ocean Beach was finally perfect for running with hard flat sand and... read more