Sunday, February 21, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gadzooks! An Evening Run!

I most generally run in the morning, often starting long before sunrise. Why? Because that's my best time of day. It appears Buteyko breathing may be changing that, at least occasionally. I just got back from an evening run through the last of twilight, arriving back at the time I typically go to bed. Not sure what this will do to tomorrow.

As for the breathing. I continue to progress. I've discovered that when I push my speed, or am climbing a hill, I need to mouth breath. It's a bit like having a high gear. It has vastly helped me transition back to normal, shallow, spaced nose breaths upon my return (apparently living at 8,000 feet makes this more necessary than at sea level). After multiple days of cleansing, a day like today is a wondrous gift and I'm hopefully it's a strong sign of what's to come as my body become completely used to having the maximum amount of accessible oxygen possible.

Plus 12.4 miles
Total mileage 469.9

Friday, February 12, 2010

Clay Dreams

Earth sleeps sound and snug,
I run with soft, caressing,
My clay,  her dreams, dance.

Plus 7 miles
Total Mileage: 457.5

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Back at it!

Och! One of the joys of life with brain injury is that even just fighting off a cold can knock you out for a week. That's where I've been, not fully having a cold, but just enough of it to knock me out of doing anything for a while.

Amazingly, I didn't lose any of the progress I'd made on my breathing (my control pause is now up to 30). And on my runs, it feels completely normal to breath nose only, and on the little hills (not the mile plus long ones) I hardly think about the fact that I'm going up hill.

Plus 7.2 miles
Total Milage: 450.5