Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The 90-minute caveman run

Was it 6 or was it 7? To tell you the truth, in all the excitement, I kind of lost track myself.

Forgot the Garmin, forgot the heart rate monitor, so it was a caveman run today. I have declared March the month of hills, so it was caveman in more than just than lack of gadgets. It took 30 minutes to find a nice good hill. I jogged down and run up six times (or maybe 7), jogging a little on the flat part at the top each time. It took about 5 minutes a cycle and I ran back the way I came. I ran something like 5K effort on the uphills. My decidedly uncaveman-like use of satellite imagery (gmap-pedometer.com) indicates they were .23 miles, which I think is a nice distance. A very rough estimate of the my run was 10.2 in ~1:31 wall clock time (registered on my analog Seiko -- this caveman had a meeting). 8:55 pace? Well there were some stoplights and I might have actually done seven hills. Ah, I did what I did. The math isn't going to make me faster.

I think this is a nice idea for a run. Warmup 30 minutes. Do something hard for 30 minutes (like hill intervals or chasing down mastodons). Cool down for 30 minutes. I'll probably shorten the w/up and cdn to 20 minutes over the next few weeks to get in 10 hills.

1 comment:

aharmer said...

Hi Greg,
Just a heads up that I replied to your question, talk to you later.