Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blue skies and sunny today. Just gorgeous. Temp was 32 degrees. I dressed the right way this time!!! YAY Decided to use my gadgets differently today. The Nike+ will track my whole workout, 5min walk warm up, the running times; today was 30 minutes, and then the 5 min cool down walk. I'm going to use the Polar x625x to track just the time that I run, and also break it down by splits.
Another change, although, not really a change. I'm just sticking to it. I am staying on or below 70%. Still not exactly sure what that is (I've been using 140), but I'm not doing a good job of getting up and taking my resting heart rate right away, as sometimes the kids wake me in the middle of the night, so I don't sleep well, and then they are usually the ones to wake me in the a.m. and want me to get out of bed asap. LOL So, I am hoping that I'll be able to record my resting HR for 5 days straight next week. And I am hoping I'll be able to record my Max HR during my 4M race on Saturday in Central Park. I plan to sprint at the end to the finish line, that should spike the HR. So, I should at least know my true Max by Saturday. Still can't believe the race is only 3 days away. Yikes:)
So, todays run went great. Ran for 30 minutes straight, for a total of 2.6 miles (152 cals burned). Splits are as follows:
Mile 1 - 11:48 Avg HR 133, Max HR 162 (there was a hill, and my HR spiked twice. I immediately walked both times. First time it spiked to 152, then 162. Both times only took about 5 seconds to get it under 70%:)
Mile 3- 11:20 Avg HR 131, Max HR 140
.6 miles - 6:58 Avg HR 129 Max 135

Overall, very happy with the results.

1 comment:

robison52 said...

You have a good heart rate plan! Takes practice to remember taking your morning resting heart rate before it bcomes a habit like brushing your teeth, I don't have children, but my cat, Dorian Gray will distract me when I first awake!

Good luck on your race Saturday, will be interesting to see what your new maximum heart rate will be.