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        05-09-2013, 10:20 PM
    Green Broke
    Here are the pictures from yesterday.

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        05-10-2013, 02:50 AM
    Those are beautiful pictures...
        05-10-2013, 08:22 PM
    Green Broke

    4 miles @ 9 minute mile

    Total distance traveled = 5 miles

    Due to inclement weather I decided that I was going to bike 5 miles on the bike that is located in the basement. I biked 5 miles in about 40 minutes with varying levels of hill difficulty. My legs were tired by the end, so the worked. I know that I was missing the cardio portion of the workout but when I'm on the runs it's not me getting out of breath that is the problem, it's my legs getting tired resulting in me slowing down.
        05-14-2013, 07:25 PM
    Green Broke

    Posted late, I know.

    I missed my Saturday workout of a 3 mile hike with 40 lbs so I did this on my projected Rest Day which was Sunday. It took me less time to do it this time because I jogged more on it and because I stayed away from the trails at the State Park so I was able to stay focused a little better.
        05-14-2013, 08:06 PM
    Green Broke

    I missed my Monday workout due to unforeseen circumstances so I will be completing Monday's sprinting workout on Thursday with Thursday's workout.

    Today's Workout.

    3 mile slow run @ 10 minute mile
    6x10 Push-ups with 30 sec rest between reps
    6x10 Lat pull downs with 30 sec rest between reps
    4x30 Crunches with 30 sec rest between reps

    Total distance traveled = 3 miles

    I ran the first mile in roughly 8:40 a lot faster than I was supposed to. It felt good so I just went with the pace. The second mile in roughly 9:24 and the third mile in 8:53. For a total run time of 26:57. Faster than I was supposed to run it. But like I said, the pace felt good so I went with it. I've upped my lat pull down weight to 70 lbs. The push-ups are gradually becoming easier, my form still needs a lot of improvement though. I've noticed that with the short crunches sprints, my quads get tired and start hurting before my abs do. I'll need to work through this. I think the cals could have definitely gone better than they did. I'm disappointed in that portion. On a brighter note, I did 5 pull-ups today. Let's see what happens tomorrow.
        05-15-2013, 09:08 PM
    Green Broke

    3 miles @ 8:20 mile

    Total distance traveled = 6.5 miles

    I substituted the 3 mile run for a 6.5 mile bike ride at a steep incline. I was originally going to stick with just 5 miles but I was still feeling very good so I continued the highest incline possible. Afterwards I did five sets of leg extensions at 40 lbs. The muscles in my legs were burning so it was a good end to a workout. Hopefully I'll be feeling it tomorrow. It's been a while since a workout, no matter how strenuous, has made me sore.
        05-16-2013, 08:14 PM
    Green Broke

    As I said I would earlier this week, I completed Monday's sprinting workout today along with today's (Thursday's) workout.

    Monday's Workout
    1/2 mile warm-up
    8x400 sprints @1:45 with 1:40 rest between sets
    1/2 mile cool-down

    Distance traveled = 3 miles

    I will be honest, this workout sucked. I had a really hard time meeting the time goals, especially after the first sprint. I ran it on a dirt road and I didn't realize this before, but the road I was running on has an incline. It wasn't much of an incline but it was enough, especially combined with the dirt I was running on. I was below the 1:45 time cut-off but it wasn't easy and I am not at all happy with myself on how this workout went. I am really disappointed with myself. More than once I completed the sprint at 1:44. As I said before I am not happy about this.

    Thursday's Workout
    200 jump rope warm-up
    3x15 lunges with 12 lb weight
    4x20 front squats with 12 lb weight
    4x25 full sit-ups

    I substituted the 12 lb with a 14 lb as before. It wasn't hard but it wasn't a comfortable workout. My knees were sore from the sprinting and it made the lunges painful. The sit-ups weren't as tiring in my quads which is good. Other than my knees not appreciating today, I was more happy with how this part of the workout went.
        05-19-2013, 11:10 PM
    Green Broke

    I missed both Friday and Saturday's workouts.

    Friday's was a 4 mile run @ 8:45 mile
    Saturday's was 4 mile hike with 40 lbs

    Total distance traveled = 3 miles

    So today I decided that the run was more important than the hike was and started Friday's workout. I made it through the first mile at 8:40. The mile time markers after that were hard to calculate. I did not complete Friday's workout today. I made a few mistakes these past two days that made it very hard on my body today. I told you all in my first post that hydration is a very important aspect of keeping your body healthy enough to workout and improve in those workouts. I have not been keeping up with that. I drank minimal water in the past two days and it impacted me greatly today. When I went running this evening, even though it was after 1800 (6 pm), it was well over 85 degrees out. I only completed 3 of the 4 miles today. I could have pushed myself to finish the fourth mile but when I completed the third mile I was feeling extremely dizzy and had spots beginning to form on the edges of my vision. I decided that it would be in my body's best interest to stop what I was doing and find some water to drink. Could I have continued? Yes. Would it have been safe to do so? No. There was no point in me hurting myself during training for future training. I was not happy about the decision but many times the best decision isn't the one that you like. I was feeling relatively fine at mile 1, a little warm but not too bad. I was feeling extremely fatigued at mile 2, and I had developed a headache. Where I run there is minimal shade and very little breeze. I told myself that I had to at least make it to the third mile and I would see how I felt from there. This fatigue wasn't the normal muscle fatigue that a person receives from working out it was the type of fatigue that renders the body useless. It's hard to describe this type of fatigue but those who have experienced it know what I am talking about. It's the fatigue you get when you have pushed your body far past it's energy limits and your body is about to give out.

    So, because of the lessons I learned today, I am going to inform everybody of some of the symptoms of dehydration: nausea, fatigue, headaches, cramps, vomiting, loss of consciousnesses blackouts, tunnel vision, spots at the edge of vision, confusion, and amnesia.

    I know amnesia is a symptom that is not all that common, but I have seen this symptom in severe dehydration cases. During PT one day I was done with my workout and I was watching another company's workout, one of their people was sitting on the curb with his head between his knees. I heard someone yell this person's name and tell him to stand up. This person stands up but then starts to wander aimlessly around the area. Someone from the company starts to tail him to make sure he doesn't pass out and then takes him inside. I talk to this person afterwards and he told me that the last thing he remembers is sitting down on the curb and then suddenly he finds himself inside sitting on one of the couches and being forced to drink water. So yes, amnesia is a symptom of severe dehydration. I just don't think it's a common one.
        05-20-2013, 08:09 PM
    I felt like that once. I was out working at the barn in 100 degree weather for several hours and I didn't drink ANY water. Dumb-- I will never do that again. I felt so dizzy and weak that I flopped down on the ground and couldn't stand up. I couldn't focus either. It's really kind of scary...
        05-21-2013, 12:42 AM
    Green Broke
    It really is. I haven't felt anything like that in a really long time and the worse part of it is that I know better. I know how important drinking water is if you're an active person and yet I still don't drink a lot of water. I don't drink a lot of anything. Maybe I'll go back to Gatorade and Powerade.

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