Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Need more rest

I left work early yesterday and spent the rest of the day in bed dealing with the most ridiculous headache ever. Luckily, my mom is in town. She hooked me up with some percoset. I took half. It didn't get rid of my headache completely but it helped A LOT. Needless to say, the 3miler on the calendar yesterday didn't happen. I felt much better today, although I woke up with a slight headache. It's still here now but nothing ridiculous like yesterday. So I decided to run. I just was not with it though. My arms and hips were getting sore. And I rarely feel sore while running. I was going to bag the run after 3mi but then I felt that if I got that far, I certainly could do the remaining 1.5mi. And I did. But I'm sure glad tomorrow is a rest day. I hope this whole thing is over with by the weekend. I have a 7miler planned followed by my friend's birthday bbq on Saturday that I'll be attending with the other half. It should be fun. But until then, I'm going to rest up. My headache is starting to get worse :(

Music: Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna
I'm sure this is a decent album but I just wasn't in the mood for dance music today. I figured I'd try something I haven't listened to yet. So much for that. I was still in the mood for something soulful that I can sing to. I don't know. My choices in music are completely unrelated to my running these days. It's all about what I'm in the mood to hear. I don't think music helps my running at all anymore. When I don't want to be bothered with selecting an album or playlist, I just go without. Sometimes, that's just easier. It's one less thing to worry about.

Elev. Avg:0 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:08/20/08Up/Downhill: [+0/-0]
Time:01:41 PMDifficulty:0 / 5.0


76 F temp; 35% humidity

76 F heat index; winds NW 5

Distance: 4.50 miles

Speed:6.0 mph

Pace:10' 00 /miHeart Rate:136 bpm (Avg)
178 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .74mi
I suspect the heart rate monitor is out of whack. The numbers are pretty low and the graph is all over the place.
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
193 - 1110h 04m10% 0.47 mi
2111 - 1300h 11m24% 1.10 mi
3130 - 1480h 13m28% 1.27 mi
4148 - 1670h 11m25% 1.16 mi
5167 - 1850h 04m10% 0.47 mi
(none)out of range0h 02m5% 0.26 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 24+0' 245.8-0.2123-- ft
210' 00+0' 006.0+0.0129-- ft
39' 54-0' 066.1+0.1137-- ft
49' 55-0' 056.0+0.0147-- ft
end9' 34-0' 34
6.3+0.3149-- ft
Versus average of 10' 00 min/mile

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DawnB said...

way to keep going christie, nice run. hope you are feeling better.

tfh said...

Hope your head feels better-- glad you're resting. I feel the same way about music these days, but once in awhile I'll find something new and it will pump me up temporarily.

Ted said...

Hope your headache is gone by now... looks like you are making nice stride in your running. The temperature is cooling down so that should helps.

SLB said...

Don't ignore the rest element it's really important!

Heard a slammin' album by Tall Paul the other day, you'd really go for it...once the headache has passed!

peter said...

Hope you're better by now and if you ran this weekend, that it went well! Rest up.