Well, I met my friend Denise this morning for our weekly run, and I was running late and was a bit discombobulated, so when we started the run, I had my Garmin, but I didn't have the Nike+ receiver connected to my ipod nano. We started the run, and I was freaking and finally after about a quarter mile, I said, I forgot something I have to go back to my car. I told her to go on ahead and I'd catch up. So, that is how I ended up doing a tempo run. Sprinting back to the car and trying to catch my friend:) Ok, you can say it, I am officially addicted to Nike+ and Adam Tinkoff's Challenges:)
But, it all worked out in the end. The faster pace felt great, and I had a real nice run today. So I kind of did things backwards, I did my first 2 miles fast, and did the last 3 miles nice and slow.
Distance: 5.02 miles
Avg Pace: 10:44
My Mile splits were:
Mile 1: 9:44 Avg HR 151 Cardiac Drift: 171 (Avg speed 6.2mph max speed 10mph)
Mile 2: 9:39 Avg HR 159 Cardiac Drift: 173 (Avg speed 6.2mph max speed 9.7mph)
Mile 3: 11:27 Avg HR 149 Cardiac Drift: 159 (Avg speed 5.2mph max speed 6.2mph)
Mile 4: 11:41 Avg HR 143 Cardiac Drift: 161 (Avg speed 5.1mph max speed 6.7mph)
Mile 5: 11:10 Avg HR 149 Cardiac Drift: 155 (Avg speed 5.4mph max speed 5.9mph)
118.97 ft: :14 Avg HR 148 Cardiac Drift: 152 (Avg speed 5.7mph max speed 5.7mph)
Oh, and I stepped on the scale today. I started running exactly 4 months ago today, and I have lost a total of 10 lbs!! I am now back in my size 2 jeans baby!!!