I 2 miles in 15 minutes
Yesterday was the second training run. I ran with the 9 minute per mile group for 5 miles. I improved my time running it in 42 minutes. I pushed myself to keep up with two guys that started to leave the group and we ran the last mile fast.
The course started at Guero’s on South Congress and looped through the Travis Heights area. there were some hills in the course that were fun but for me were a challenge at the pace that I was running.
I met Ashley of Nike who is coordinating this event in Austin. Last Saturday at Starbucks I talked with her about shoes. At this run we spoke again and she asked me why I was doing the run. I though a moment and then I responded with my feeling about wanting to be part of a community of runners. I had already met several new friends since starting this running adventure.
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Today was the first training run for the Nike Human 10k Race. I started with the 11 minute per mile group that was running 5 miles. After about one half a mile I cought up with the 10 minute per mile group. I stayed with the group until mile 3.5 and then the main group took a wrong turn and I follow a woman as we looped up some hills and returned to the start at Starbucks Coffee on 24th and Nueces.
We ran about 5.5 miles in 55 minutes.
I have a correction on the time of the running class. The class starts at 6:30 PM. Here is a link for more information.
The training is part of the
Nike Human Race 10K
11th and Congress, Austin, TX, US
Sunday, August 31, 2008
6:30 PM Race 8:30 PM Concert
If you go to the web site you will see that Austin is among several cities was picked out of all the cities around the world to participate in this event.
Besides talking about running the owner of RunTex, Paul Carrozza, discusses health and diet as well. Paul has a background in bio-chemestry. During a break in the training he was asked how much water do we need to drink. His answer surprised me. He said that most of us are drinking too much water. Most of the hydration that we need should come from fresh fruits and vegetables.
If we eat the correct balance of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and balance the source of our protein we can make our bodies less susceptible to cancer. When you get most of your protein from meat your body becomes more acidic. Cancer cells thrive in a body that is acidic. When you get your protein from other sources like vegetables and grains you body will maintain a natural PH and cancer cells do not thrive in this environment.
Please note that I have summarized Paul’s talk. What amazes me about Paul is that he is genuine in his care for everybody to be fit and healthy. He started selling shoes out of his own need to get the right fitting shoe for himself. Personally I have heard and read all my life about exercise programs and how to be healthy by eating right. None of this really motivated me to change until I started running again. That is when I noticed how my cravings for a Snickers bar at 4 PM when away as my body started to crave less sugar and craved more running.
Hope this inspires you all to keep up your efforts on being healthy.
I am participating in a RunTex free running class that meets each Thursday 6 PM meet at Stevie Ray Vaughn statue. This Thursday is meeting 2. This is the same class that folks pay big bucks for. This is the same class that was offered at HT two years ago. I was in the HT class and I went from walking a mile to running 10 to 15 miles several times a week.
This class is for all levels from walking to running. The owner of RunTex was the coach of the first class. He talked about how exercise makes your body not crave sugar. When your body is mostly inactive it craves serotonin which makes you feel good. Serotonin is found in foods that contain sugar. The best way to lose weight is to eat less sugar. The way to eat less sugar is to remove the body’s craving for it by exercising.
I will be participating in this class with my wife so I hope to see some of you in the class.
Go to Sylvia’s Blog. In the search box enter garden and see what happens.
I created a custom Google.com search engine. It searches across all of the domains that we have and puts the results on a page with other related banners. The more content that we add to the pages the more words will be valid in the search.
The custom search can be revised or I can create others. Here is a list of the web sites.
I spent the July 4th weekend setting up Google Analytics and Google Adsense on the web sites listed above.
Wikipedia defines Enviromental Design as:
Environmental design is the process of addressing environmental parameters when devising plans, programs, policies, buildings, or products. Classical prudent design may have always considered environmental factors; however, the environmental movement beginning in the 1960s has made the concept more explicit.
Environmental Design has been defined: “We live in the world by design. Creating the everyday environment in which we live involves complex systems of cultural meaning, visual communication and the use of tools, technology and materials. As a field of study, Environmental Design encompasses the built, natural, and human environments and focuses on fashioning physical and social interventions informed by human behaviour and environmental processes. Design asks us to find answers to the most fundamental of human questions: how should we live in the world and what should inform our actions? This complex endeavour requires an interdisciplinary approach.”
Environmental design in the old-fashioned sense develops physical environments, both interior and exterior, to meet one or more aesthetic or day-to-day functional needs, or to create a specific sort of experience – the focus being the human-designed environment. Environmental design includes such specialities as architects, acoustical scientists, engineers, environmental scientists, landscape architects, urban planning, interior designers, lighting designers, and exhibition designers. In many situations, historic preservation can be added to this list. Another recent addition to this general area might be “disability access”.
In terms of a larger scope, environmental design has implications for the industrial design of products: innovative automobiles, wind-electricity generators, solar-electric equipment, and other kinds of equipment could serve as examples.
Wormley Design is a company that is focused on the human experience centered in and around the residential homes or the green spaces around commerciald evelopments.
Well this has been a busy weekend. I have moved my personal web log to a new address. If you are reading this then you may be looking for my personal blog site. This web log is being used for my design business and it will focus on environmental design issues. Check out Wormley Design web site or my Wormley Design blog for more information about my business ventures. My art web site is the home of my personal blog. You can visit LauniArt for more information about my art creations.
Well this has been a busy weekend. I have moved my personal web log to a new address. If you are reading thsi then you have found the new site. My old web log is being used for my design business and it will focus on environmental design issues. Check out Wormley Design web site or my Wormley Design blog for more information about my business ventures. My art web site is the home of my personal blog. You can visit LauniArt for more information about my art creations.