Saturday, August 16, 2008

Racing Myself

So my schedule called for a 5k race. I had no 5k to race, so I just ran the scheduled mileage in the park. Let me just say that I ran it like a race. When I saw my time after the first mile, I spent the next mile trying to slow myself down a bit. For the most part, the first mile of most of my runs are a 10:00+ pace. It takes a bit for me to get warmed up. Then the next mile is significantly faster. If I was going to have negative splits, I needed to slow down. It's weird because I felt like I did, but Garmin said I didn't. In any case, these past couple of weeks, I've learned that my legs are stronger than I thought and that the real test is making sure my lungs are up for the challenge. Today, both my legs and my lungs were in agreement.

Elev. Avg:35 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:-42 ft
Date:08/16/08Up/Downhill: [+72/-114]
Time:06:24 PMDifficulty:1.8 / 5.0

Weather:A Few Clouds

81 F temp; 36% humidity

80 F heat index; winds W 7 G 18

Distance: 3.11 miles

Speed:6.6 mph

Pace:9' 02 /miHeart Rate:172 bpm (Avg)
195 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .59mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
193 - 1110h 00m1% 0.05 mi
2111 - 1300h 01m3% 0.10 mi
3130 - 1480h 01m4% 0.14 mi
4148 - 1670h 06m22% 0.67 mi
5167 - 1850h 08m30% 0.96 mi
(none)out of range0h 11m39% 1.24 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 23+0' 216.4-0.2150-49 ft
29' 00-0' 026.7+0.1180+30 ft
38' 49-0' 136.8+0.2189-29 ft
end8' 08
-0' 54
7.4+0.8194+6 ft
Versus average of 9' 02 min/mile

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Amy said...

Nice fast 5K! That is my goal for this coming season - to get my 5K time under 30 minutes.

Michelle J said...

That is an awesome 5K time! I am not there yet with the time but i am sure trying!

All the that from the garmin? I am planning on using mine today for the very first time!! YIKES!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Looks like you won! Nice race and yes you are getting faster.

Jess said...

Excellent 5K!

Marcy said...

SWEET!! A most excellent job ;D

tfh said...

Wow! Great job on your own.

Honestly, if you can push yourself like that without the excitement of a race and other runners, when you do race a 5k it's gonna be a thing of beauty!

Nettie said...

Look at that last mile! Nice! Yeah, definitely when you get into real life race conditions, you're gonna have a nice surprise.

DawnB said...

very nice you'll do just fine in a real 5K way to go!!