Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nice and Easy AND Muggy

I attempted a 4mi run today. I was hoping that I wouldn't get halfway into it and want to stop. And it's not like my muscles ever hurt or anything. I'd just rather walk and not work up so much of a sweat. You know, take it easy. In any case, I kept telling myself to go slow. I felt like I was going slower than my actual pace. I guess I did a pretty decent job considering the humidity. I like having moisturized skin but 96% humidity is just ridiculous. It's supposed to get up to 93*. That won't feel nice with this humidity. I'm just glad I got the run out of the way.

So I'm getting to the point where I actually want to run again. I don't have any plans to race this year. Maybe I'll never race. But for right now, my goal is to be how I was before. I want to go back to when 4mi was a short run. And I actually enjoyed 8mi runs. Anyway, that's my goal. Hopefully I'll get there again.

Music: Afro Strut by Amp Fiddler

I really enjoyed this album. This is soulful and funky, and definitely not the typical R&B crap on the radio.

Route:--Elev. Avg:35 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:-46 ft
Date:06/28/08Up/Downhill: [+101/-147]
Time:07:37 AMDifficulty:1.7 / 5.0


72 F temp; 96% humidity

72 F heat index; winds SW 3

Distance: 4.00 miles

Speed:5.7 mph

Pace:10' 37 /miHeart Rate:179 bpm (Avg)
200 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .67mi
No fibula/knee issues!!!
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
193 - 1110h 00m0% 0.00 mi
2111 - 1300h 00m0% 0.01 mi
3130 - 1480h 00m0% 0.01 mi
4148 - 1670h 07m17% 0.68 mi
5167 - 1850h 13m31% 1.23 mi
(none)out of range0h 23m54% 2.22 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
111' 05+0' 285.4-0.2160-55 ft
210' 42+0' 055.6-0.1178+39 ft
310' 15-0' 225.8+0.2189-36 ft
end10' 22-0' 155.8+0.1196+7 ft
Versus average of 10' 37 min/mile

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DawnB said...

it was awfull out today keep it up you'll be back where you were before you know it.

WannaBe5Ker said...

Yeah, it was super hot & humid yesterday (Sat), but WTG getting out there despite that. At that rate, you'll be back where you were, I'm sure of it.

PS--I signed up with Bimactive, thanks for the tip!

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

You're making some great progress with all your hard work! I only started running 3 years ago, so I know it's possible to do things that you might not have imagined were possible. Keep it up!

Kate said...

We're like in the same mindset! I would like my 4 mile runs to go back to being short runs, but lately have just been keeping them my 'long' runs. This humidity is a pain!

Greg On the Run said...

Good on you for the 4 miles. I remember when four was my longest run. The weather isn't getting any cooler or less humid for the next 2 or 3 months. Do take it easy in the heat for the next two weeks until your body acclimitizes.

You say you like to dance until you sweat but didn't want to work up a sweat while running. Makes me say, "Huh?"

Christie said...

Greg, I love music and dancing way more than running. Dancing comes to me naturally. Running, not so much.