Friday 6.0 miles/56:17/9:08 average pace
Just got back from this run and am typing with frozen fingers. I have the day off work so I got to sleep in, but even at 8:00 with the sun shining it's frickin cold out there. I believe it's in the 30s. I had a great run though! I ran an out and back that goes up some rolling hills, then I tackled a bonus big hill at the turnaround. I listened to Phedippidations podcast and just zoned out and ran. I borrowed Zach's Garmin 305 so I could play with the heart rate monitor. I've never ran with one so I had no idea what to expect. Turns out my heart beats a lot faster than my husbands. :D The other day he said on an easy run his HR was below 140. Wow. Here's my stats:
(ok just poured myself a cup of tea..mmmm. I love how in the winter a cup of tea sounds so good after a chilly run, almost as much as I love a cold beer after a hot summer run. Anyway, where was I)
Oh ya stats:
well currently my HR is 84 and dropping, I must have gotten a little worked up over the tea. :P
Average HR for the 6 miles: 167 bpm
Mile 1: 9:19 (HR 158)
Mile 2: 9:17 (HR 167)
Mile 3: 9:30 (HR 169)
Mile 4: 9:12 (HR 169)
Mile 5: 8:56 (HR 168)
Mile 6: 8:31 (HR 173)
Weird how my heart rate didn't really come down after I turned around and ran back down the hills. I guess it's rolling so there were some up hills both ways. I did kind of watch the HR reading and I saw it get up to about 180 a couple times on the big hills, and it would drop to the 150's on the way down. I don't have a clue what any of this means but it was fun to try out. :)
First thing this morning I weighed in and this week I have to report a big fat ZERO. Oh well! I figured that would happen since I dropped like 5 pounds last week. At least I didn't gain any. I like to think that my body is "locking in" this new lower weight- that it wasn't a fluke last week. I'll take it.
My two best friends in the world are coming to visit this weekend - one is flying in from Portland this afternoon and the other arrives from Phoenix this evening. I can't even explain how excited I am. :) We've been very close since we were little, growing up only blocks apart in Montana. I love these girls and can't wait to spend this time with them. I'm also really excited for Maritza to come hang out with us too- she's only met one of the girls but they really hit it off. It's going to be a blast. I am sticking to my running schedule (12 miles tomorrow, then some easy miles Monday) but the diet is definitely going on hold. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!! :) Thanks for stopping by.