I am writing this at 6:00 p.m., after JUST finishing lunch. Something came up at work just as I was about to go to my track workout (already running late at the time), so I had to take care of that and by the time I got home, settled, etc. it was just late. I'm finding that the best time of day for me to run is after I've been up a few hours, had breakfast and time for it to digest, but before I get hungry again.
My run was fine, I ran down to the track to do 2 miles of cadences 100 meters on and 100 meters off. After painstakingly analyzing this data to come up with averages I was disappointed to see that I shorted myself on the fast parts by quite a bit. According to my Garmin (which can never always be trusted, the little devil) I did the following:
- Fast bits = .885 miles @ 5:59 average pace
- Not fast bits = 1.19 miles @ 7:33 average pace
Average Pace = 7:39
Average HR = 167 bpm
(this includes both warm up and cool down)
I didn't feel very fast today...maybe it is because I was listening to NPR and not jamming to music. Maybe next time I'll nix the damn ipod all together. There were tons of people out there running, including a coupla chicks that I swear were doing my exact same warm up and then speed work. They were in fantastic shape and definitely had runner's bodies. I pretty much hate them.
Back to the misproportioned fast/slow cadences. This track must be a bit more circular than I'm used to. I should have started and stopped the fast cadence a little before and after the straightaways. Oh well, next time.
*That is all*
Wait - no it isn't...i'm making green bean casserole for dinner tonight.