Sunday, February 15, 2009

Recovery Run

I headed out for an easy recovery run. But it was more for my mental health than physical health. Yes, it felt good to get moving since my legs were feeling kind of stiff. But I really needed some Me Time. I spent the day zoning in and out thinking about this situation that's been bothering me. More than anything, I just needed to clear my head. So off to the track I went.

I took it really easy and put no pressure on myself to meet some type of goal. Besides, I just ran 9.15mi yesterday and I really shouldn't be running today anyway. I just tried to zone out and listen to the music, stare into the sky, into the darkness, into headlights, into the stadium lights, checking out Orion and airplanes flying overhead. Just anything to get my mind off of my issues and the track. I truly hate track running. Luckily, I had it all to myself. So I found myself singing and praying, but mostly singing. And it felt good. During the cool down, I did lots of skipping. It was fun and felt good on the hamstrings. I also did some jogging, kicking my feet up to my butt, to loosen my quads. So I'm thinking I'll end the night with some chamomile tea. I haven't had it in a couple weeks.

Tomorrow, I have 20min scheduled. I'm thinking it's going to be a slow one along with the other runs for the week. We'll see. It would help if I were eating properly. I haven't eaten enough in the past couple of days. Back in the day after a long run, I wanted to eat everything, including the kitchen sink. I was not that way yesterday after burning 1000+ calories. So on that note, I'm off to work on yesterday's calorie deficit, that I'm sure carried over into today. Night all.

Elev. Avg:36 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:+3 ft
Date:02/15/09Up/Downhill: [+3/-0]
Time:06:36 PMDifficulty:2.0 / 5.0


37 F temp; 36% humidity

37 F heat index; winds Calm

Distance: 4.34 miles

Speed:5.8 mph

Pace:10' 21 /miHeart Rate:158 bpm (Avg)
176 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .36mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
Zone 5180 - 2000h 00m0% 0.00 mi
Zone 4160 - 1800h 34m76% 3.39 mi
Zone 3140 - 1600h 08m17% 0.75 mi
Zone 2120 - 1400h 00m1% 0.05 mi
Zone 1100 - 1200h 04m8% 0.36 mi
(none)out of range0h 00m1% 0.06 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
111' 00+0' 395.4-0.4134+3 ft
210' 23+0' 025.8-0.01630 ft
310' 11-0' 105.9+0.11670 ft
410' 08
-0' 135.9+0.11700 ft
end9' 32
-0' 496.3+0.51730 ft
Versus average of 10' 21 min/mile

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Jess said...

Nice job on the recovery run. I love to use running to help clear my head!

Michelle said...

Hi Christie,
Your doing great girlie!!!

I have a question for you:
When you say you have 20 min or 90 min on the schedule, how do you determine that??? How did you make schedule, including recovery runs? Also, do you do tempo runs??

I need some sort of structure when I start running again!!!!