Thursday, June 14, 2012

I've got butterflies...

No, not in my stomach..in my front yard. There was a pair just hanging out in the bright setting sun. 


I thought they might be newly hatched but instead I realized they were older ..there is a nice hole in the lower left of this guys wing...not good. The other one had part of a wing missing too.


It's a tough life for a butterfly.


Not so great for me either...Tuesday I went out and just didn't have it..I was still tired from the hot, hilly Sunday run I guess. I was going to do 5 but took a short-cut home. One of the shortest runs I've done in ages.

2012-06-12 Tue
Split
Dist
Pace
HR
% WHR
Cad
Elev+
Elev-
YPB
1
1.0
9:35
116.0
57.38
88.0
5.9
1.1
1.586
2
1.0
9:40
127.0
66.39
88.0
13.3
11.6
1.437
3
1.0
9:59
120.0
60.66
88.0
4.1
10.1
1.465
4
0.2
10:00
116.0
57.38
88.0
0.0
0.0
1.516
Sum
3.2
9:46
120.7
61.26
88.0
23.4
22.7
1.495


Wednesday morning I felt stronger..so for this run I tried to kick it up after mile 3 to 130 bpm. I've been running long enough that I think I can do a "maf" pace that's 5bpm higher.  


There were times during this run were I just wanted to stop and walk. ?  I waited and the feeling passed.  After the minor hill at mile 8 my efficiency went to pot. It's clear I'm not used to faster paces any more.  Overall though a good run. Cadence could have been a bit faster though. 


2012-06-13 Wed
Split Dist Pace HR % WHR Cad Elev+ Elev- YPB
1 1.0 9:05 118.0 59.02 90.0 4.3 3.2 1.642
2 1.0 9:18 124.0 63.93 89.0 5.8 13.8 1.522
3 1.0 9:31 122.0 62.30 88.0 0.0 8.4 1.509
4 1.0 8:45 131.0 69.67 89.0 0.0 0.0 1.533
5 1.0 8:38 133.0 71.31 89.0 1.0 3.2 1.529
6 1.0 8:32 132.0 70.49 89.0 3.2 2.1 1.561
7 1.0 8:55 131.0 69.67 88.0 0.0 0.0 1.504
8 1.0 9:19 130.0 68.85 88.0 8.4 0.0 1.458
9 1.0 9:01 133.0 71.31 88.0 12.9 1.3 1.476
10 0.8 10:27 120.0 60.66 85.0 2.0 5.3 1.402
Sum 9.8 9:08 127.4 66.70 88.4 37.7 37.3 1.514



Thursday I forgot my HR monitor  as I was running from work and forgot to pack it. I was all set to do some hill sprints but was just too beat from Wednesday...eventually I realized that I was just really low on fuel. I ate a roctane and felt ever so much better in a few minutes.  I did do lower body weights and myrtle routine after.


2012-06-14 Thu
Split Dist Pace HR Cad Elev+ Elev- YPB
1
1.0
10:20
0
87.0
5.5
9.7
0.000
2
1.0
9:54
0
88.0
0.0
8.4
0.000
3
1.0
9:29
0
88.0
2.2
6.1
0.000
4
1.0
9:27
0
88.0
6.5
2.2
0.000
5
1.0
9:34
0
88.0
1.1
0.0
0.000
6
0.4
9:53
0
87.0
5.6
0.0
0.000
Sum
5.4
9:46
0.0
87.7
20.9
26.5
0.000


Finally, if you live in Silicon Valley you are not surprised to see stuff like this:




Any takers ?

4 comments:

  1. I love butterflies and we have quite a variety that visit our garden. I have kept the larvae like silkworms a few times if I know what leaves they eat and then hatch the butterflies. I often have bad runs and just take them as good mental training.

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  2. WE hatch butterflies every year in the classroom...the children LOVE watching the different stages, and once they hatch...we set them free!!! They really are beautiful creatures! That is a great pic you took!

    I haven't really had any "good" runs lately...so I guess in my book I think you're doing great, ha ha!!

    Have a great weekend and happy father's Day!!!

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  3. Interesting way to job hunt. Ha.

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    1. Pretty wacky, yes.

      How are you doing? Getting better?

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