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Running Journal 4/17/2010 (4.73 miles)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Today's stats:

Sunny 54 degrees w/ wind NE 9 G 18 MPH

Time 55:03 minutes
11:37 av pace
5.2 av MPH
471 cals burned

152 av bpm HR
178 max bpm HR

M1: 11:13 (156 bpm)
M2: 11:18 (146 bpm)
M3: 11:57 (152 bpm)
M4: 11:46 (154 bpm)
M5: 11:57 (153 bpm)

Seriously folks, how do I slow down? I will have to figure it out before tomorrow when I run my 8 LSD that is for sure. The numbers above reflect my body's natural pace and it feels comfy cozy there. Who ever woulda thunk that would be the case? Huh?

It was a great outing with glorious weather and neighborhood folks waving and smiling. Life doesn't get any better than that! This week I ran for a total of 17 wonderful miles. Tomorrow starts a new week and I am scheduled for an 8 mile LSD so until then...


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    4010 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    you are doing sooooo great!!! FAST!!! I know what you mean not being able to slow down!!! I am going for an 8 mile LSD tomorrow too... so we are in the same boat - lets do it SLOWLY!!! I might even do run walk we'll see!!! cant wait to hear how it goes!
    4011 days ago
    Looking good! Your body adjusted by mile 3 and you maintained both pace and HR -- the latter shows you were still going strong at the end. I'd say just keep it feeling easy. If you are getting tired, you will naturally slow down.
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    4011 days ago
    I agree with the previous poster, Laurie! If it feels good, run the pace that feels right. If it starts to feel wrong, back off.

    I have noticed, particularly when running on the treadmill, that 'slow' is often more difficult to maintain than 'comfy'. Comfy (at least for me) is where my breathing is in sync with my footfalls, for one thing...and if I go too slow, it seems to get all out of whack.

    Just run at a pace that feels good. And if you have to slow down later, do so.

    Good luck!

    4011 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/17/2010 3:20:24 PM
    That's fabulous LAURIE!! You're rockin it girl! I too have problems running "slow" & have never fully figured out what slow should look like for me, especially coming back this Spring a little stronger. I think if your run felt good & it wasn't an LSD, you probably ran it at the pace you should have.

    Experiment a little tomorrow, starting at what feels like a "slow"/comfy pace, just build very gradually but stay comfy the whole way. If at any point it feels like you might have trouble going the distance, ease off and slow down :)

    YAY for you ya runnin' fool :)
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    4011 days ago
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