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So I’ve been running more, with my vibrams.

Mel, a colleague, has been training for the marathon so I went with her on her long run. She is faster, but I did go for about 6.1 miles, which has been my longest run since 2007.

My first 3.1 was 39 minutes, which cut off about 8 minutes from my previous 3.1, in part because I had an buddy; but also because I’m using a Garmin forerunner to make sure I keep exerting myself. It’s easy for me to just walk and forget I need to run. I can also monitor whether I’m walking fast, at 4.0 MPH or walking leasurly at 2.0, and measure the quickness of my sprints.

But I did 6.1 in about 90 minutes. The next day I felt a little tight, but good.

The next run I even cut my one mile run from 15 minutes to 11.39; my second mile from 30 to 25 minutes by making sure I run when my heart gets to 140, walking when it gets to 168.

But I think its time for me to lay off the cigars for a while. Been smoking a little more frequently than usual.

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  1. August 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

    BE CAREFUL! I hurt my foot (repetitive stress) running in my vibrams and still haven’t recovered. All mileage increases must be incremental. No doubling. No big jumps in the number.

  2. padremambo
    August 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Thanks. That’s useful advice! Fortunately, I’m a “comfortable” runner which means that I stop when I’m not feeling it, and I spend most of my time walking…. 🙂

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