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This is Lance Armstrong Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Sayeth my Nano:

“This is Lance Armstrong. Congratulations! You just completed your longest workout!”

2 miles. I actually ran 2 miles the LAST time I ran but the Nano crapped out. Sucks too, b/c it was a fast run. This one was really hard. I really wanted to start walking at around 1.25 miles. But I pushed through and finished it really strong. Did intervals for last 400 meters, 100meter intervals, finishing with a fast run. Tough stuff. Proves that I need to stick to it on a daily basis.

Here’s the 411:

dunno why Sunday, May 25th, 2008

damnit. I ran 2 miles tonight. But the iPod acted up at the end and froze and I had to reboot it.

Damn thing. Luckily it wasn’t anything exceptional. I did bump my distance up to 2 miles though. That’s a first. If I remember correctly, my pace was about 8:53. I’ll pull the data off of my Polar watch and it will have to do.

NIKE+ : Runs Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Got my fastest mile tonight 🙂 8:00!!! That rules. Now just gotta work on building that ol’ distance up and my endurance.

Movin along Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Just got back from a run. I won’t say “I’m back into running” quite yet… but I’m getting there.

Tonight was a bit frustrating. I was trying to calibrate the Nike Ipod+ sensor. I did the walking calibration (1.25 miles which is the max, for more accuracy), and that worked just fine. I was a little tired b/c I was walking at a quick pace that whole time (while listening to The Killers’ Hot Fuss). So I decided I would just do the 400m running calibration. One lap around the track, right? So I do one lap. I tell it I am done with the lap and it says something like “Error: Distance ran does not equal calibration distance”. Ummmmmm isn’t that MY job to tell the frickin sensor how long 400m is?!?!?! I figure it was a fluke. I was ready to stop for the night, but I want to get it calibrated. So I switch from the middle lane on the track to the outer lane. I run another lap. SAME DAMN ERROR! I was pissed. I began to doubt whether I was correct in thinking that one lap = 400m. So I just got home, I check online and the INNERmost lane is 400m. I’m pretty impressed that the sensor could tell the middle lane versus the inner lane. In fact, I’m not totally convinced, but I’ll give Nike the benefit of the doubt. I’m going to try to do the running calibration tomorrow.

So, total distance tonight 1.75 miles (1.25 walk, .5 run). Not bad. A good start to get back into it.

I’m working on a nifty idea that I’ll share within the next few weeks.

Oh… and we booked a vacation to Hawaii last night! Andrea is going on July 2nd for a girls trip to Honolulu, Oahu. I am flying to Maui (different island) on the 5th, and then she is flying to meet up with me on the 7th. We’ll have the whole week and fly back on the 13th. I am SUPER excited 🙂 Can’t wait. We booked everything last night. Except car. I will book that tomorrow through priceline. Gonna read through a book my friend Chris lent me. I’ll post on here the stuff that I wanna see/do. It is definitely going to be a chill vacation though. As much fun as we had in Ireland last year, we packed too much into that week and we were exhausted by the time we came home. Not this time. Anyway, I’ll post more soon.

Other things to post about:

  • Tuesday – shittiest day ever
  • Physical therapist appointment

MyDaily15 Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I really need to work on this thing I wanna do.. but here.

My Daily 15 Minutes:

7×25 squats (My legs are completely useless now)

7×10 pushups

+ 2/3 mile walk