Tropical Storm Fay does not seem extraordinarily severe, but its definitely here. Lots of Gusty winds, bands of rain blowing sidways… I managed to stock up on milk and Bread today, and fill the tank with gas. It was a nice thing to fill it at the price of 3.49 a gallon.
The storm is supposed to be worse through the night and I am concerned that getting to work may be very difficult.
But I think if I go slow it might be alright. though I can see the trees really whipping about out there. I’m most worried about visibility.
I ran on the treadmill for the Cardiologist today. It was alright. I need another one in 20 years. It was definitely an interesting test. I passed with flying colors. The Cardiologist did an accelerated version. Initially one starts out walking at a fairly steep incline. Every few minutes, they increase both the speed and incline. I ended up at an 18% incline going only about 4-5 MPH. The 18% incline was killer. The Physician is obviously not a runner. He looked at me and said, you probably run 3 miles an hour….based on the 14% incline at 3 MPH…so I told him, no I usually try to hit 10 min miles…I think he might care to recall that people do not run up big hills every moment of their workout. I got so nervous about my rate he finally had to move the monitor away from my view.
at 18 percent the treadmill incline is raised 6.5 inches. The only comparison I have is say 10% incline which is very steep is only 3.6 inches up. and the 1% incline is only 0.39 inches up. So, it was prety darn steep.
When I got done the Doctor was a little surprised since my heart rate which was at 176 plummeted to about 96 in about 40 seconds.
the whole experience made me feel out of breath and a bit out of shape. But my heart is good, so thats all I need to worry about. My QT was really quite long even corrected…at 488 ms, but he didnt mention it SO, I thnk I’m in the clear.
I was also supposed to run 12 miles today. I did 4. I had a horrid run. TO start with I forgot to set the alarm so I woke up when I was supposed to be running….always a bit unsettling. My clothes werent ready, I had to eat and walk the dog and then get to running. The early part of the storm was blwoing around and those winds were a bit difficult to handle. in addition the humidity was huge and it was hot hot hot. My legs still felt heavy from the speed work a few days ago. The bad news is that I need to do it Thursday. At like 4 am so I can be on time for all my appointments etc.
I can’t wait. 😀