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Running Journal 6/1/2010 (5 easy peasy miles)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but ~ I train to race...not race to train~!

Today's stats:

Early morning
Sunny 60 degrees
wind calm
93% humidity
58 degrees dewpoint

Time 1:05 (3/:45 intervals)
12:56 av pace
431 cals burned
144 av bpm HR
183 max bpm HR (1st mile & learning how to slow down)

1) 12:55 (158 bpm) see note above
2) 12:55 (143 bpm) much better
3) 13:04 (139 bpm)
4) 13:21 (136 bpm)
5) 12:27 (143 bpm)

I hit the streets EARLY this morning in order to beat the heat and it was so pleasant and COOL! I didn't even break a sweat until mile 2. I still didn't sleep worth a crap last night so I am trying to figure that out. My mood is MUCH MUCH better and my appetite is slowing way down. I truly believe my body is recovering from the overtraining that I was experiencing. My last two runs since slowing my pacing have been VERY enjoyable and alot easier. You can see it in my HR and most importantly HOW I FEEL during the runs. I am not feeling like I am out of gas by the second mile.

I have also noticed in my last two runs how much easier the hills seem to be. With several hilly areas in my neighborhood that is a welcomed relief. I will continue with my easier pacing and plan on two more runs this week for a total of ~18 miles this week. I will run them in the cooler morning hours so I don't tax my body. Until the next time...


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    wow...totally impressed with your early morning run...i want to make myself do that. any secrets or suggestions?
    3966 days ago
    Laurie, what are you doing to warm up before you run? I ask because I have noticed that I get a HR spike in my first mile if I don't warm up first. I have been following Galloway's recommendations for warm up -- walk some, then start inserting a little running, then do some quick acceleration drills, then run. That seems to have eliminated the HR spiking.
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    3966 days ago
    How exciting! :D I'm glad to know you're still enjoying being a runner.
    3966 days ago
    Ooooo, you are doing great Laurie! The weather for your morning run just sounded DIVINE!! Great job!

    Good news, my Garmin is OK!!! Apparently the battery just died somewhere along the course, and that caused the Garmin to freak out. Thank goodness! THANK YOU for all the great support you gave me as I worked towards my scorching HAWT Madison Half Marathon!! I appreciate it so much :)

    Chat with you soon!
    3966 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2010 3:45:08 PM
    not every run should be a hard run
    3966 days ago
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    Maybe the heart rate is the excitement of a new run????
    3966 days ago
    Great job Laurie! I've gotta learn that when it's hot & humid to slow down...that is way easier said than done. You are doing super and still inspire me to keep at it emoticon
    3966 days ago
  • BLK2010
    Great job Laurie and I agree on slowing down. When I went outside this am and it was already 75 and so humid at 6:15 am, I did 3/1 intervals and I was glad I did! My pace was better than Saturday rn at 5/1 intervals. I might kepe to this all week! Enjoy your day!
    3966 days ago
    I still don't get that HR spike you are seeing in your first mile. Are you taking off at a sprint from your driveway? I can't even imagine seeing a HR 40 beats higher than training rates in the first mile. Most of the time, if I run a minute faster than training pace, I'm still in zone 1 for the first half mile.

    It doesn't look like it's a blip either, like a powerline interference or something like that, because it is persisting enough to crank up your average over the whole split. Every now and then I'll see a spike on my monitor that I know is garbage data, but that doesn't seem to be what you are seeing.
    3966 days ago
  • TIGGER622
    You and me are in the same boat sister! I have been trying to keep the heart rate down and slow things down and it is helping ALOT! I suppose the speed and lower heart rate will come in time! good run girl!
    3966 days ago
    Awesome job Laurie.
    3966 days ago
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