- Blood Pressure - 110/72
- Heart Rate (sitting up in a doctors office!) - 54
- Oxygen Saturation - 100%
Today we had highs of 66 degrees with mostly clear skies. It was AMAZING.
I still had a sore throat, but it was better and there was NO way I wasn't getting out there after work to do a make up session of last nights scheduled run of 800 (at 80%) - 800 (at 80%) - 400 (at 90%) - 400 (at 95%).
Instead of finding flat track for my run I went to the trail that runs along Padden Parkway and up over the 205 freeway. Yes...OVER....as in HILL. I figured I would call it practice for the Shamrock.
There I was at the crest of the hill with gold and orange clouds against a deep blue sunset sky. It was a 'favorite moment' for sure.
Here is a shot early in the evening when I had got out to park and start my 1 mile light jog warm-up headed east. You can see Mt Hood on the right hand side.
SCARY EVENT: In the first minute of my LIGHT warm-up jog, my Heart Rate Monitor went off. I thought it was to say "Too Low". Nope. It said "Too High" and showed a heart rate of 228. I assure you, that was crazy wrong. I figured out it was caused either by my belt being too loose, my iPhone playing music right next to it, or static electricity from my shirt. Either way, I turned off the iPhone, tightened the belt and remoistened the pads. It began working normally after that.
HIGHLIGHT: Running high over the freeway on the raised trail at the golden peak of sunset.
Average Pace: 12:00
Best Pace: 7:15
Average HR: 159
Max HR: 176 (in the last lap - the 95% run up hill)
Weight: 169 (after eating two cans of high sodium soup last night)
Body Fat %: 34% (was 38% six months ago)
Outdoor temps: 60 degrees and 42 % humid. Clear