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    I did the 5.5 km neighbourhood run this morning. I did the same mistake as before, thinking my personal best was a minute faster than what it actually was, so I basically sprinted in for the last 500 meters trying to beat what I thought was my personal best on this route of 27:30. I made it in 27:21. The mistake is that my best was actually 28:19, so I shaved off almost a full minute. Evidently there is still a lot of smoke in the air from nearby forest fires (nearby is a stretch, the area is about as large as France) as the sun had an orange colour, though it didn't seem to be affecting air quality. Temperature was 16 when leaving 17 when I got back.

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    Last edited by CaptainCanuck; August 3, 2021, 08:21 PM. Reason: I actually missed logging one of my previous runs on my list of times. My previous best on this route was actually 27:29, so I still beat it but not by as much.

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      That was obviously a good mistake to make if you could beat your previous time by so much!

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        Congrats on the new pr!

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          For once a nice way to fool oneself. Congrats.

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            Congrats on your new PB!

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              Congrats on PB

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                Impressive work on the PB!

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                  I guess some part of you felt you could do more. Congratz on the PR!

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                    Congrats on the PB!!!

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                      Nice job on your PB! I do that same miscalculation with appointments a lot ...

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                        Zastria TheGrayLynx mavie Rissa Fremen TopNotch Ninshubur Baryl stephenphillips42 Thanks all!

                        We didn't do anything at midday because of errands, but we got out for a walk later in the day. Steps for the day was over 15,000.

                        Tonight I did Beast Mode (EC) and Werewolf (level I, EC). I think like a lot of people that I am not certain how exactly to go "to failure" so I kind of just aim for a number and go for that. In Beast Mode it helped by only having 30 seconds between sets. I did 20-10-10-10 on pushups, 5 on each set of pullups, 6 on each set of knee up twists, 90 seconds on elbow plank hold and 20 on each set for squat jumps and jumping lunges. Werewolf had burpees in it and I assumed that they were regular burpees, not basic ones because it didn't say otherwise. Typically when doing burpees I do basic burpees, so in this case I counted the pushup portion of the burpee towards my daily total. I had to add another 75 pushups in after that. I did 10 pullups earlier in the day, so my total for pullups was 30.

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                          Congratulations my love

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                            Yeah the "to failure" is in my humble opinion rather useless in many basic calisthenics, since the amount required to "absolute" fatique can become ridiculous, or on the other hand, hard to measure. Like how do you measure absolute failure in, say, jumping lunges? When the jump pattern is irregular or when you can not simply move anymore? I can see its use in advanced calisthenics and with weights (tho with great care), but i think your description of a certain rep count is most sensible in many cases.

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                              BlueFox Thanks

                              TheGrayLynx Good point, another problem is how it is a relative distinction. If I have just run a marathon my "to failure" is going to be different than if I just slept ten hours. This was kind of the case yesterday, as I was a little sore from the morning's run. I was happy enough to not get anywhere near my maximums.

                              I was in the mood for something a little different for the run this morning. I had been researching running tracks around the city, seemingly to no avail. Most of the high schools here lock their tracks, making them only available to students. Neither the university nor the college have a track. There is a nearby high school that has a track, but every time that I got there it seems like they are working on the groundskeeping. Looking around on the internet last night, I discovered that the city's main track and field facility is open to the public! This has only been since a couple of weeks, and as I lived here through one winter and then 17 months (and counting) of pandemic closures, I am not really certain what is and what is not open to the public. i had checked this place before, but appeared to be closed, but in fact is open during basically work hours (830 to 4) and just requires screening for COVID. This is also the only rubber track in the city, which is a nice break as I have this ongoing, though not serious, problem with my left heel. Also as always it is best to mix up surfaces, distances, speed and anything else when running, so this was a good chance for that. I did 6 laps of 400 m (which is also 1.5 miles) for 2.4 km. This was a common distance for comparison when I was in the military. I ran it in 11:55.

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                                Awesome find!

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