Thursday, November 2, 2006

Finally Exceeded Daily Goal Pace

This morning I tried to do 12 minute miles on the 3-mile walk once again. This time I warmed up and gave it a good effort with the heart rate going around 168 bpm. Here's how it went:
Mile 1 - 11:23
Mile 2 - 11:35
Mile 3 - 11:40
Average Pace - 11:33 minutes per mile
Total Workout - 34:39

I also found that you can map out a course on the USA Track & Field web site so I mapped out my 3-mile neighborhood course and found that it came out shorter than I measured it. So--I might be faster than 11:33 minutes per mile. Humm--maybe I'll get a GPS after all.

My right knee was feeling slightly sore, but not too bad. It was probably due to compensating for the blisters on my right heel for the past few weeks but now that it is better I'm hoping that the knee pain will go away too. Another issue was that my right shoe seemed a little loose on the heel. Again that was probably because I was trying to take the pressure off the heel but now that it is healed I could snug it up a bit.