Sunday, August 30, 2009

Everbody Loves Raymond times 4

This week was a pretty average training week. A speedworkout, tempo run and even a long run at the gym, on the treadmill. Not very exciting or blogworthy, really. I did run 14 miles (at 8:10 pace) at the gym on a treadmill Friday afternoon before going out with friends that night. That set a treadmill record for me -- nearly 2 hours on the mill. It was amazing to observe the difference in heart rate between running indoors and out. Last week I ran 14 miles outside in 70 degrees and 100% humidity, and the result was heart rate average in 160's. This week in the gym, at a faster pace, average in the 140's.

I made 14 miles on the mill even though I had left my iPod in its charger at my the office. But I did have my headphones, so I could watch the TV's at the gym. It was Friday afternoon, and there really wasn't much on. Except Everybody Loves Raymond on TBS. I really don't watch much TV (other than sports and news), so it was all new to me. And, it was even kind of funny. Four episodes later, 14 miles were in the can. Phew.

My Garmin, though, froze in the middle of the workout after about an hour. I have no idea what happened -- I wasn't even wearing it,it was sitting on the treadmill. I just looked down and it was stuck. No matter what button I pushed, nothing. The battery on it eventually died, and when I recharged it, it came back to life. It had no record of the workout though. Argh. Just when Garmy was getting to forget its foibles and eccentricities.

No great blog thoughts, but Iate dinner last night at Blue Hill in the city. Wonderful, fresh and delicious. Two big thumbs up.


  1. Hey sometimes the uneventful weeks are the best weeks!

    14 miles on the 'mill? Wow. That's about 6-7 more than I've ever done.

  2. I can't believe you did 14 miles on a treadmill - I think my head would have actually exploded.

  3. I don't know how you did that on the treadmill. I think the most I have done is 9. Kudos to you for sticking it out. 4 episodes of Raymond would have done me in. I can only take the bickering of one episode. LOL! Have a great week.

  4. Wow. 14 miles on the treadmill. That's more than twice my treadmill record!
    My favorite Raymond episode is when they make a tofu thanksgiving dinner. Funny stuff :)
    I notice that on the treadmill, my heart rate is up to 20BPM slower than when running outside.


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