Saturday, April 15, 2006

foot pod fixed? - recovery 5 miles

Today's training: 4.91 miles, nbrhd loop, 49:43 (10:08 min/mi), avg 140 bpm/max 152/2:40 above 150

The foot pod wouldn't even start today. I was about to give up on the thing, but wanted to see if the battery had actually been drained. When I took off the cap, I noticed the spring was tilted to the side. I pushed it in so it sat up straight and put the cap back on. Then I was able to turn the foot pod back on. Problems with the spring have been noted on the WristopTrainers yahoo group, so hopefully this is all there is to it. Notice that the 4.91 miles is right on the 4.90 I've measured with google earth, so it was a good day all around for Mr. FootPod.

Today's results were close to yesterday's. Here's the 5-mile running tally: 48:26/142, 50:14/144, 49:11/142, 51:12/139, 51:19/141, 51:34/139, 49:17/140, 49:43/140

Tomorrow I need to run 20 miles. I'm going to go back to the lake loop to give my legs a break from the pavement. I'm also considering doing 5 laps, which is 23 miles. I've had that feeling if I could just do 5 good laps, I'd be OK for the marathon. I haven't really commited to this. I've jumped up the long runs pretty quickly with the short time since the last marathon and the 10-mile race in the middle, so 23 miles might not be wise. It would also mean close to 4 hours of running.

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