Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Well, my 5 year old balked at camp yesterday, so no run. But, the good news is, she went today (and had fun btw:) and I got outside for a great 5.5 mile run, but man it was HOT!! I still can't believe I haven't run outside since June 20th, but I have gotten in 7 runs since then, all on the TM, totalling 40.5 miles, so I'm not complaining.

But it was hot out there today, 85 degrees, and 93% humidity. My Garmin's HR freaked out as soon as I hit start. LOL Not sure if it was because of the humidity, or my neighbors had the microwave going or what, but for about 2 minutes at the start of the run, it bounced from 111 to 211 HR. Now, I still think I'm in good shape, and my HR numbers have been great, so there is no way running down my hill, at a 12 minute pace to start my run, my HR got up that high, so I'm chalking it up to 'interference'. LOL But it also could have been my Garmin talking to me, saying "where the hell have you been?, you haven't used me in 19 days, I'm going to screw with your numbers" LOL But once it settled down, the numbers were right where they've been while running on the TM, though the cardiac drift was a bit higher, which I'm sure was due to the humidity, or the fact that I am still dealing with a bit of a chest cold:( But it felt great to be outside again, and I'm sure the race on Sunday is going to be HOT.

Distance: 5.57 miles
Duration: 1:00:50
Avg pace: 10:55
Calories: 490
Avg HR: 140bpm Cardiac Drift: 211 (not accurate, this was an interference spike)
Splits were as follows:
Mile 1: 10:50 139bpm Cardiac Drift: 211
Mile 2: 11:17 139bpm Cardiac Drift: 153
Mile 3: 11:25 135bpm Cardiac Drift: 145
Mile 4: 10:26 142bpm Cardiac Drift: 151
Mile 5: 10:21 145bpm Cardiac Drift: 153
.57: 10:34 141bpm Cardiac Drift: 152


BeachRunner said...

Nice run. I know you will do great in the race!

Anonymous said...

You are doing such a great job with the running. Glad you were able to get outside. The humidity has been tough this year.

I didn't know you were running a race this weekend, is it a 5k? You are going to rock it.

Running To Stand Still said...

Glad you got outside. I am jonesin to get out there myself. The gym is great with the built-in daycare but it isn't the same.

Looking forward to reading about your race!

robison52 said...

Yup, my HRM often jumps around a little before I get into a groove, in fact, I notice on the dreadmill that when I reach for a water bottle and lift it to my mouth would even cause a small spike in my heart rate...that's why I put so much more importance on "Average" Heart Rate rather than the Cardiac Drift...you're doing great as your Average Heart Rate is quite steady.

CewTwo said...

Great run. I am into running outside now. The advantage here is dry heat. So, all I have to do is run down shady streets. And I am starting to find out where those places are AND at what time of day!

Keep it up!