Sunday, March 15, 2009

Run 3/15/09

This run went surprisingly well. My only gripe is that my shoulders were bothering me. I tried to shake it out and loosen up. No such luck. But anyway, it started out feeling easier than it should, although it was faster than usual. I never do a longish run that fast (9:17) in the beginning. It didn't feel like work until after mile 3. That's cool though. I'm still trying to get my mind around maintaining the pace for 6mi. And the pace would be 9:07. How sweet is that? And just think, my week was crap energy wise.

As far as my speed goes, I'm doing pretty well now that I think about it. I outweigh a lot of people. No, I'm not a big girl by any means. But I tend to outweigh women who are my size by about 20lbs. I have big, heavy bones. My ankles are 9 inches around. I have a hard time finding anklets that don't cut off my circulation. Yes, there is such a thing as being big boned. If you don't believe me, just try to pick me up. Anyway, I would think it takes more effort to get your speed together if you weigh more than the average chick.

So on to other's starting to get a bit warmer. The days are getting longer. And it makes me want to get my raw food on. No, I'm not going raw. But I do want to incorporate more raw foods into my diet. I've had an awesome raw breakfast that I've eaten almost every day this week. I made almond milk this morning. I need to tweak the recipe a bit before I'm satisfied with it. I went to Produce Junction today to get my fruit and veggie on. I think I'll make zucchini pasta with pesto tonight. I don't know. We'll see. Depends on my mood.

And on that note, I need to start getting my food prep on. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Elev. Avg:26 ft
Location:Willingboro, NJElev. Gain:-42 ft
Date:03/15/09Up/Downhill: [+187/-229]
Time:01:25 PMDifficulty:1.9 / 5.0


45 F temp; 60% humidity

45 F heat index; winds Calm

Distance: 6.00 miles

Speed:6.6 mph

Pace:9' 07 /miHeart Rate:179 bpm (Avg)
193 bpm (Peak)
Cool Down = .5mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
Zone 5180 - 2000h 38m69% 4.21 mi
Zone 4160 - 1800h 12m23% 1.37 mi
Zone 3140 - 1600h 03m6% 0.37 mi
Zone 2120 - 1400h 02m4% 0.24 mi
Zone 1100 - 1200h 00m0% 0.01 mi
(none)out of range0h 00m0% 0.01 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 17+0' 10
6.5-0.1152-50 ft
29' 11+0' 046.5-0.1177-3 ft
39' 03-0' 046.6+0.0185+13 ft
49' 06+0' 016.6-0.0187+17 ft
59' 08+0' 016.6-0.0188-7 ft
68' 53-0' 146.7+0.1189-13 ft
Versus average of 9' 07 min/mile

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Laurel said...

I had an eye Dr measure my skull once and told my mom that I must take after my father because by his measurement and my age, I was big boned.

I didn't know whether to be happy that someone was saying "big boned" was a real condition or upset because I thought he was calling me fat.

I hear you on the food. These lighter days are making me crave less stew and soup and more salads/vegetables.

Nice job on the 6 miler!

Jess said...

Good job on your run and the improved speed. I do think people have different bone variation and builds, so I buy the "big boned" stuff.

DawnB said...

thats a great run Christie. You are doing great getting faster and faster. Gosh I wish I could do 9's again in my training runs.

Great job

I Run for Fun said...

Great pace and nice run. Glad you are feeling better.

What does the raw breakfast consist of, apart from almond milk? Almond milk sounds delicious.

Just_because_today said...

when I think of raw foods, I think of it. From reading your posts, you are getting faster, that is great. Wish I could say the same! Congratulations