Thursday, March 22, 2007

Run A Little Longer

Yesterday I wasn't able to get to my strength training but I did wake up early enough to do 6-miles this morning. My plan was to do a warm up mile, try to keep an even but easy pace without looking at the time until I got to the mile marker and finally, extend the run from one to two miles. Here's how it went:
Mile 1 - 13:17 warmup            (8:15 min/km)
Mile 2 - 12:33 (7:48 min/km)
Mile 3 - 12:30 (7:46 min/km)
Mile 4 - 12:36 (7:50 min/km)
Mile 5 - 9:53 run (6:08 min/km)
Mile 6 - 9:37 run (5:59 min/km)
Total Workout - 1:10:28
Average Pace - 11:44 min/mi (7:17 min/km)

I kept the running easy, though my heart rate did go up on the run. Too bad my heart rate monitor was acting up and I couldn't get consistently reliable readings. The readings I was able to get showed the racewalking miles were about 145 bpm and the running around 163 bpm.

Now if I could only racewalk as fast as I can do these easy runs.