Monday, August 4, 2008

If I were to run by feel...

I would have stopped and walked home. Morning running takes some getting used to. My body just didn't want to move. Well, at least it felt that way. And it's bad enough I forced my poor little (ha!) legs to do squats and lunges yesterday. That's right, I strength trained for the first time in two weeks. So yeah, I did push ups too. I picked right up at Week 4. I was prepared to punk out and go back to Week 3, but I did okay. I'm surprised I'm not really sore from them. But my thighs on the other hand, well they're feeling the squats. And I felt them on my run today. I really need to get back to my yoga. In any case, I made it through the run, and I wasn't as slow as I felt. I'm glad I didn't walk back home.

Route:Park Run
Elev. Avg:0 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:08/04/08Up/Downhill: [+0/-0]
Time:05:57 AMDifficulty:0 / 5.0


68 F temp; 72% humidity

68 F heat index; winds W 3

Distance: 4.00 miles

Speed:6.2 mph

Pace:9' 39 /miHeart Rate:169 bpm (Avg)
192 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .47mi

8/3 Strength and Stretch

Girl Push Ups = 73
2x15 Crunches w/Twist
2x15 One-Arm Dumbbell Rows
2x15 Hip Flexor
2x15 Alternating Dumbbell Biceps
2x15 Forward Lunges
2x15 Squats
Spark People Quick and Easy Stretching
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
193 - 1110h 00m1% 0.06 mi
2111 - 1300h 01m2% 0.10 mi
3130 - 1480h 01m4% 0.16 mi
4148 - 1670h 06m15% 0.60 mi
5167 - 1850h 23m60% 2.47 mi
(none)out of range0h 06m15% 0.66 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 19+0' 405.8-0.4143-- ft
29' 38-0' 016.2+0.0172-- ft
39' 29-0' 106.3+0.1179-- ft
49' 04-0' 356.6+0.4186-- ft
Versus average of 9' 39 min/mile

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tfh said...

Nice morning run! and nice strength work. It's good to be sore once in awhile.

Yeah, I find the good part of these sluggish runs is that generally I feel I'm going a lot slower than I actually am. Somehow that boosts my confidence.

Kate said...

I hear ya, I just went out for my first morning run in oh... about a year and half! I am going to try the push-up challenge, it looks like it'll be good and I've never been able to do any pushups!

kara said...

"Swings in the Park!"
I must include that in my cool down.