This run kind of hurt. I felt like I was running in deep mud. My legs just didn't want to move today and I felt like a giant day-glow yellow slug running along the highway. It took everything in me to keep myself moving. This run was WORK!
Was it maybe too much pre-Christmas diet-blowing junk food the last two days? Did pizza put the whamo on my performance?
Luckily, the rain stopped shortly after the first mile. THAT was nice. I never felt wet though thanks to the great jacket and winter running wear I purchased. I never overheated either, though when taking over a mile of incline I did have to unzip the jacket for additional ventilation. And then when running straight into the strong head wind it gave me a super-hero flying cape effect that was kind of cool.
Although I stopped recording at 3.13 miles, I kept going after as I wasn't even back into my neighborhood yet. I guess I miscalculated. The total miles done today were a very sloppy 3.49.
My 5K times are STILL coming in between 39:39-39:50. RATS! At least I am consistent.
BUT!!! I suspect on a regular course I would definitely beat that. This course today was my hardest yet. It was the first one I did that had an incline of 3% or more, for a mile or greater. It earned me an icon on the workout when I uploaded it.
Also, although I was feeling really weak on the steepest incline and almost short of breath, I am proud my heart rate stayed at 170 and below. It made me wonder if my heart monitor was broken. I really did that??? If so, YAY ME!!! :)
|Avg Pace:||12:42 min/m|
|Faster full quarter mile:||10:43 min|
|Min Elevation:||214 feet|
|Max Elevation:||333 feet|
|Elevation difference:||119 feet|
|Average Heart rate:||151 bpm|
|Max Heart rate:||170 bpm|