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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Running without gravity

Can't resist ('cause there's no resistance)
Today's workout (elliptical): 36 minutes

After yesterday's difficult run, I was worried how my leg and hamstring would feel in the morning. I'd violated my doctor's no-hills rule and expected at least some soreness. Surprisingly enough, I felt great. That encouraged me to consider another run today. Mrs. ER debated the merits of doing that and suggested that I use the elliptical. I agreed and had a decent, pain-free session that didn't produce any post-workout soreness.

Today is my birthday and while I generally don't like to make a big deal of it, I do like our family tradition of celebrating with a nice lunch. I'm not talking kindai maguro at Le Bernardin. More like Japanese Pan Udon at Noodle & Company. It was a nice simple meal on a beautiful day.

After lunch, we stopped by SA Elite because I've been looking for a pair of lightweight track pants to replace my six year old C9's that were ugly when I bought them and have not improved with age. There were few options that fit the bill (or my size) so I ended up taking a pass. I'm participating in a test of "running machines" - hybrid fitness equipment that supposedly provides a "zero gravity" running effect. I wanted new track pants so I wouldn't have to wear shorts in an office environment.

I'll be curious to see how close these machines come to simulating real running. I'm really hopeful that it will provide that experience while providing protection for my current disc injury. I won't be able to provide many details until the results of the testing have been published, but I will report on whether it's helping with my recovery.

4 comments:

  1. Is it like an elliptical or a treadmill?

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    1. Yes : ) It's really more like an elliptical but you can vary your stride with every step like on a treadmill.

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  2. Emerging Runner, astrorunner. Do you dress up as Captain Kirk when you're on the test equipment? And talk like him?

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    1. SIOR...your questions are..so...interesting. I've concluded that...sharing hybrid running technology...may be the only way to earn peace with Romulus.

      BTW - the crew uniforms are extremely efficient for wicking sweat and repelling space dust.

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