Saturday, January 3, 2009

Run 1/3/09

When I stepped out, I felt under-dressed when the air hit me. My arms were cold. My arms are never cold. But once I got started, I felt okay. Once my core was warmed up, having cold arms was actually refreshing.

I really wasn't expecting this run to go well. That's mostly because I don't care for leaving a warm house for the cold outdoors. Oh and I decided to attempt 5mi instead of last weekend's 4mi. I haven't run 5mi in what feels like ages (since 9/15/08). I just checked my previous stats. And oddly enough, this looks like my fastest 5miler to date. Go me! And just think, the first time I ran 5mi it took me about an hour. So maybe, just maybe if I don't punk out for the rest of the winter, I can knock out 5mi in 45min about time Spring rolls around. Oh wait, that means a 9:00/mi pace. Okay so maybe not. I'll just do what I can.

So back to the actual run. I stopped in the beginning of mile 2 for a bit to change my music. I started out listening to an artist/album I had never played before. I scanned the tracks briefly beforehand. I thought it was pretty decent, but it just didn't agree with me. So I switched to old, faithful 4hero Presents Brazilika. Maybe that's why mile 3 was such a pleasure to run. It was like the planets were in alignment. But I'm sure it helped that it was going downhill. I was hoping for all negative splits, but not so much. Oh well, it still worked out. In case you've forgotten, THIS IS MY FASTEST 5MILER TO DATE! So it's all good.

Well, I'm off to lay up and such. I'm having tummy issues. Not sure why, but whatever. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

Elev. Avg:28 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:-30 ft
Date:01/03/09Up/Downhill: [+193/-223]
Time:02:14 PMDifficulty:2.1 / 5.0


37 F temp; 40% humidity

37 F heat index; winds NW 9 G 16

Distance: 5.00 miles

Speed:6.3 mph

Pace:9' 35 /miHeart Rate:173 bpm (Avg)
192 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .42mi
HR Monitor issues the first half mile in.
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
Zone 5180 - 2000h 31m64% 3.28 mi
Zone 4160 - 1800h 12m24% 1.22 mi
Zone 3140 - 1600h 01m3% 0.16 mi
Zone 2120 - 1400h 00m0% 0.01 mi
Zone 1100 - 1200h 03m5% 0.26 mi
(none)out of range0h 02m3% 0.19 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 52+0' 176.1-0.2135-46 ft
29' 47+0' 126.1-0.1178+16 ft
39' 24-0' 09
6.4+0.1184-19 ft
49' 32-0' 036.3+0.0188+16 ft
end9' 20-0' 156.4+0.1189+4 ft
Versus average of 9' 35 min/mile

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Jen said...

Fastest 5-miler to date!!! What a way to begin the new year!

Nettie said...

Hooray for speed!

Jess said...

Great job on your fastest 5 miler to date! Well done.

Mendy said...

That's awesome about it being your fastest 5 miler! Congrats!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Way to go Speedracer.