Saturday, March 1, 2008

Blessing In Disguise

So I didn't run the other day. I was up a lot later than I needed to be, like 4am late. I had the same kind of night last night, but I woke up wanting to run. So I fit it in. I have to say that I felt like crying when I first started. I was just so happy. There was no pain whatsoever. Nothing felt like it was out of place. FINALLY. I guess it was a good thing that I got sick. If I had been well, I would have been on my knee sooner than I needed to be.

The run was good considering I haven't run in a month, my diet's been all messed up and I haven't taken my iron like I should have since it doesn't mix with my antibiotics. But for the most part, the big thing I've noticed was the loss of cardio fitness. My heart rate was sky high. I guess that's to be expected. Although I wasn't comfortable as usual, I did pick up the pace in the second mile just because it felt good. It felt good to get a workout. Right now, I'm a tad sore but it's a good sore. I think I'll try it again tomorrow. Hopefully my breathing will be better. We'll see.

Pre-run: OJ
Breakfast: Big cup of hot chocolate soymilk and half serving of oatmeal (w/raisins, cinnamon, maple syrup, flaxseed and unsweetened soymilk)
Snack: Honey wheat pretzel sticks
Lunch: Cookies n cream Clif Builder Bar (I know, I know. It actually filled me up. I'm still working on expanding my stomach.)
Dinner: Tofu scramble, home fries, toast w/EB and OJ

Route:--Elev. Avg:36 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:-46 ft
Date:03/01/08Up/Downhill: [+45/-91]
Time:09:35 AMDifficulty:1.5 / 5.0
Weather:Partly Cloudy
 43 F temp; 46% humidity
 43 F heat index; winds W 14 G 32

Distance: 2.00 miles
Speed:5.4 mph
Pace:11' 02 /miHeart Rate:168 bpm (Avg)
Calories:237195 bpm (Peak)
Cool down walk = .75mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
193 - 1110h 00m1% 0.02 mi
2111 - 1300h 00m0% 0.01 mi
3130 - 1480h 00m2% 0.05 mi
4148 - 1670h 02m10% 0.20 mi
5167 - 1850h 13m58% 1.13 mi
(none)out of range0h 06m27% 0.60 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
111' 24+0' 225.3-0.2152-50 ft
210' 37-0' 255.7+0.2186+4 ft
Versus average of 11' 02 min/mile

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1 comment:

Veg*Triathlete said...

Great to hear you're back at it! You'll regain the lost fitness in no time at all - how great that your knee was able use the sick time as recovery. :-) Good news!