Thursday, June 12, 2008


So, today was supposed to be my an off day, doing my first spinning class, but since I have a race on Sunday, I didn't want to do anything new, for fear I might be sore afterwards. I know, I'm a cautious chicken. LOL So, I decided to hit the road now that the heatwave finally broke. Todays weather was just beautiful. The storms came in last night and broke the heat:) It was warm out, but no humidity, and todays run was done in about 75 degrees. Just delightful. My next race is this Sunday, so I wanted to continue to incorporate the hills. So I basically ran the route I did Sunday, but then added a half mile more of hills. It felt really good!!!

Distance: 6.5 miles
Duration: 1:04:54
Avg pace: 9:59
Calories: 600
Avg HR: 142bpm Cardiac Drift: 165 (Not sure what my Max is????)

Actually considering I did a lot of hills today, my HR did really well. But I'm sure it didn't hurt that the humidity was gone:)

Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 10:26 128bpm Cardiac Drift: 150
Mile 2: 10:25 140bpm Cardiac Drift: 150
Mile 3: 10:05 139bpm Cardiac Drift: 159
Mile 4: 9:41 149bpm Cardiac Drift: 165
Mile 5: 11:03 149bpm Cardiac Drift: 158
Mile 6: 9:16 144bpm Cardiac Drift: 160
.5: 6:22 146bpm Cardiac Drift: 156


Anonymous said...

Great job, way to turn on the heat in mile 6! Smart idea to not try something new before a race. But, you have to try spin, I think you'll enjoy it.

Good luck this weekend, can't wait to hear all about it.

Running To Stand Still said...

Great job out there today!!! Can't wait to hear how your race goes.