Month: February 2008

Friday’s Interval Run

I ran intervals this evening at the gym. I did 9 intervals with the fastest a bit below eight MPH, of course that did not last long, about forty five seconds. Somewhere near the middle, I ran one interval for two minutes at seven MPH. I think this is helping my speed. I need to …

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Tuesday’s Tempo Run

I did a tempo run this evening. First I warmed up for ten minutes, then I ran for 20 minutes with a slightly increasing pace, the first ten minutes was at 6.1 MPH, the next five minutes was at 6.3 MPH and the last five minutes as at 6.5 MPH. Between each increase I paused …

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Sunday Morning Bike Ride

For my Sunday morning bike ride I rode over to the Mesa Drive hill. It’s a good hill for working your heart and legs. Today I did one repeat, in the coming weeks I hope to increase that to about five repeats. Then go over a little way and start doing the Far West hill. …

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Thursday’s Intervals

Tonight was interval night at the gym. I ran for forty minutes and did eight intervals. I started at six MPH and worked up to seven MPH, I did two intervals at seven MPH than started working back down to six MPH. Last night, after I got home, I was exhausted. I think it is …

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Family History: Victor Chartrey de Menetreux – Story

The following is translated from a typewritten copy in French, presumably prepared for the alumni yearbook mentioned in the title. I give the title of the article in the original French, and my translation after it. My explanatory notes are in square brackets, in italics. I have followed, as much as possible, the punctuation and …

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Long Easy Run At the Gym

Long easy run at the gym this evening. Ran for 1 hour at 4.5 MPH and covered a little less than 4.5 miles. It took several treadmills before I found one that I liked — the audio seems bad on the North side the building. I watched CNN getting ready for the Texas debate with …

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Spring, the Sweet Spring…

In my earliest memories, when Highway 10 between our house in Pasadena and our grandparents’ house in Redlands passed mostly through farmland, smog was not yet a daily occurence. Our grandparents’ house was surrounded by orange groves, and sheets hung out to dry in the “winter blossom season” (as our grandfather called it) came in …

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Tempo Run at the Gym

I had a tempo run at the gym this evening. I ran for 10 minutes to warm up then ran at 6.1 MPH for 10 minutes, then I ran two intervals, the first at 6.5 MPH and the second at 7.0 MPH. I felt very good about the run this evening, I felt I could …

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Weekly Summary

My blood pressure was: My morning exercises:

Sunday Morning Bike Ride

This morning about 7:00 AM I rode the Trek road bike down to watch the AT&T Austin Marathon. I arrived about 30 minutes late, so I decided it would be OK to ride along the route, a block or two away, with occasional visits over to the main route so I could watch the marathon …

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Long Easy Run At the Gym

I did a long easy run at the gym this evening. I ran for a hour, burned 550 calories and covered a little over four miles. For most of the way, I had the speed set at five MPH. Every ten minutes I would slow down for a drink of water, then for the last …

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Tuesday’s Interval Run

Tonight I run two and a half miles on the treadmill at the North Pure Gym. It was my first time at the north facility. The facility was really nice, much larger and the was not as crowded. I jogged on the treadmill for forty five minutes increasing the speed for one minute than decreasing …

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Weekly Summary

My blood pressure and weight for the week: My aerobic exercise for the week were as follows: My morning exercises were:

Thursday’s Intervals

Tonight I ran intervals on the treadmill at the gym. It went pretty well, my fastest interval was close to 8 MPH, I’m not sure how long I held that speed, I had worked up to that speed by increasing the speed every 30 seconds by about a half mile per hour. I probably held …

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Tuesday’s Tempo Run

I ran for thirty minutes on the treadmill at the gym tonight, the pace was set at six MPH or ten minutes per mile. I was able to hold this pace most of the way, I slowed down three times and the last seven minutes I ran at 5.5 MPH. Unfortunately, my nose started bleeding, …

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Weekly Summary

My blood pressure for this week was as follows: My cardio exercise was as follows: My average weight for the week was 191.8 with 6 samples.

Sunday’s Easy Run

Ran 4 miles today with Daniel and his wife, Andrea at Brushy Creek Park in Cedar Park, Tx. The weather was warm and humid. Daniel and Andrea have been training for the Austin Marathon in two weeks. They have started their taper and according to them, during this period all your aches and pains start …

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Friday Night Workout

This afternoon I took off work early to have my VO2max tested at the gym. I had carefully worked an extra hour each night this week so I could go get the time for the exam. When I got there the lady that was to give me the exam said that the equipment was not …

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