Friday, April 21, 2006

Recovery 6 miles

Today's training: 5.86 miles, 1:00:50 (10:23 min/mi), heart rate 141 avg/152 max/1:30 over 150

My hamstring still bothered me some, but it didn't feel like I was making it worse. I felt quite tired today and at time it felt like an effort to get my heart rate into the 140s. Maybe all this slow running is just making me soft!

The foot pod actually made it through today and reported 6.05 miles, which is off more than normal. From now on, I'm just going to put the known distance in the "today's training" line since it's more accurate and the foot pod rarely works these days.

I did something a little different today. Normally I walk for about 10 minues before starting. In the last 5 minutes or so of that I worked to a slow jog and then hit the "starting line" at a heart rate of 135.

My heart rate splits were 136, 139, 141, 141, 141, 141. I don't see how that averages to the 141 STraM says. I've noticed that the watch always gives me an average hr of 1 bpm lower than STraM. Through 5 miles my time was at 50:45 and average heart rate (by my average of the splits) was 140. Adding to the list of 5-mile recovery runs: 48:26/142, 50:14/144, 49:11/142, 51:12/139, 51:19/141, 51:34/139, 49:17/140, 49:43/138, 50:45/140. This works a little worse than normal.

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