Up to a bit more than 19 minutes plus a short sprint.
Scheduled for 18 minutes today, hit 18:30, decided to keep going for 30s.
At which time a pair of women runners turned onto my street and stopped right in front of me at exactly the 19:00 point.
Thinking it would be weird or creepy to stop with them, I kept going past em but had already turned off my stopwatch, then reached the spot I used to do a 2 block sprint at the end of my long runs so figured what the hell.
Run now at 12 minutes.
Felt a faint bit of runner's high at about the 10 min mark, which makes sense. Even when I was running lots, the first mile or so was always miserable.
Coughed a bunch afterwards today & Friday which means I'm actually getting to the point of doing a little work. In the past took 2-4 weeks for that to stop, but now I am old so who knows.
Now up to 6 minute run, went to gym and did a 5x5 press at 95 lbs and some light assistance.
First set felt shockingly heavy but made it through the sets without much trouble, hopefully I can get back to normal in a month or so.
Thinking of doing light 5x5 for a couple weeks before doing an explicit program. And running every morning since it seems to help my joints, gonna keep adding 30 sec - 1 min per until at least 30 mintues. DL and abs tomorrow, we'll see how it goes.
Lois Haibt was the only woman on the IBM FORTRAN development team in the 1970s.
She started there in 1955, before they had a "Programmer" title -- she was "Mathematician". It was two years before the first production-ready compiler would be invented. "Assemblers were fairly new—just getting off the primitive stage."
You can read a very long interview with her at the Engineering and Technology History Wiki: https://ethw.org/Oral-History:Lois_Haibt
Very short run today to try to retrain my foot.
3 min bookended by 5 min walks.
Will try increasing 30 seconds per day if the joint swelling doesn't come back in force.
If this is all fine, will go back to the gym next week to also lift. Miss it.
Feel like healing is way slower and annoying than it was just 5 years ago.
Music - 70s African jazz
Lovely intensity on this duet between Abdullah Ibrahim & Johnny Dyani in tribute to McCoy Tyner
The length of this swelling and pain and the seeming irrelevance of day to day diet has me a little skeptical about this diagnosis.
Foot still bugging me, out of anti-inflammatories.
Finally saw significant improvement overnight to where it's stiff and tender instead of in incredible pain.
ALSO, finally looked up purine content amounts instead of trusting what I was given, and man the gout diet guidelines from the dr office are pretty off base.
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