Saturday, March 15, 2008

Stroll in the park

Today was the first day in a long time that I felt somewhat normal. I started out thinking I'd only get in 2mi. I don't know what it is, but I can't get too much further than that. I just have to be patient. Anyway, I've been having a battle with my will power. I haven't had to do that in months. Heading into mile 2, I wanted to stop. But then as I finished mile 2 the feeling of wanting to stop was over. And I just wanted to continue. I felt good. I felt like I did before I jacked my knee up and got sick. I felt like me.

It helped that I started out slow. And I switched up the scenery a bit. I always run in the park since it's so close. But I usually run on the park road. I think that's safer since I'm out in the open, especially if I'm running later in the day. I rarely take the path through the woods, but I did today. There were other joggers and walkers out, so I was Kool and the Gang. The path is much tougher than the road too, so I'm surprised my pace is the same as last time. I'm on my way.

Music: Elements Beyond, Pt. 1 by Osunlade (I completely forgot I had this on my Zen. It's my first time listening. It's a good album so far. It's more upbeat than his other albums. Good for running.)

Route:--Elev. Avg:33 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:-16 ft
Date:03/15/08Up/Downhill: [+95/-111]
Time:09:35 AMDifficulty:1.7 / 5.0
Weather:Mostly Cloudy
 46 F temp; 79% humidity
 46 F heat index; winds N 15

Distance: 3.65 miles
Speed:5.5 mph
Pace:10' 54 /miHeart Rate:172 bpm (Avg)
Calories:411196 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .27mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
193 - 1110h 01m3% 0.12 mi
2111 - 1300h 00m0% 0.00 mi
3130 - 1480h 00m0% 0.01 mi
4148 - 1670h 04m11% 0.39 mi
5167 - 1850h 13m32% 1.19 mi
(none)out of range0h 21m53% 2.00 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
111' 39+0' 455.2-0.4139-46 ft
210' 52-0' 025.5+0.0181+23 ft
310' 27-0' 275.7+0.2188-20 ft
end10' 27-0' 275.7+0.2192+27 ft
Versus average of 10' 54 min/mile

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DawnB said...

glad to hear you are feeling better Christie, nice job today.

Nettie said...

Glad to see you back to running!

stonielove said...

great work - you are my inspiration :)

SLB said...

Welcome back!

Good to see you chomping at the bit but remember to ease yourself back in.

Veg*Triathlete said...

Yeah! Welcome back :-) Glad you're feeling better & blogging again!