Thursday, April 24, 2008


First day back running since the race. Legs feel really good. I took Mon, Tues & Wed off just to be safe:) Today's run was a very slow/easy run. I actually programed the Garmin to race the Virtual Partner (I'll call him George), and set it to complete a 5K in 36:00 minutes. I stayed a tad ahead of George the whole way, but still kept a great slow pace. Though it was VERY hot out there today. Warm weather is here. Was about 60 degrees for the run, with blue skies and sunny.

Time: 35:08:31
Distance: 3.15 miles
Avg Pace: 11:09
Calories: 246
HR: 135bpm Cardia Drift: 149bpm

My splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 10:52 AVG HR: 131bpm Cardia Drift: 142bpm
Mile 2: 10:43 AVG HR: 139bpm Cardia Drift:149bpm
Mile 3: 11:43 AVG HR: 132bpm Cardia Drift:140bpm
.15: AVG HR: 135bpm Cardia Drift:137bpm

Run felt really good. I liked running against "George". Might try to use him more in training, so I feel comfortable using him during a race! But it is a learning curve, and it's all about what I feel comfortable with! This mode does not allow for me to see HR zones, or avg pace, but it does tell me if I am ahead or behind, and I can still see my HR, so again, I just have to get used to this.

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