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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Basic 4

Yes, summer has arrived. This is a good thing, though, because it will help acclimate me to the temperatures I may face at my July 19th half-marathon.

Last night I went for my run around 6:45 PM. Actually, 6:50 if the Garmin is to be believed. It was still warm outside. The Bones in Motion weather data indicates it was 85oF at ten til seven last night.

Whatever the temp, I was certainly sweating like crazy. I took a water bottle with me and tried to remember to take sips at regular intervals. I tend to get in the zone, though, and forget to drink. That's bad.

I also tried to keep the run slow. I was aiming for 10 minute miles. Well, my average pace was just under 10 so that's good. But, as always, I started out fast and finished fast.

Overall, it was a boring run. No fun bikes, no crazy pedestrians, no silly dogs, no nothing. Just me and the heat and the sweat. Oh, and the candy factory was making bubble gum flavored something or other. That's a distinct smell. I also ran in one of my skirts. And I almost had to dig a sports bra out of the dirty laundry basket. Thankfully, though, I had one more buried in the bottom of my drawer. Guess who's doing laundry as she types??

Otherwise, pretty boring. Nothing much to report, but here's some data anyway.


Route:--Elev. Avg:628 ft
Location:Forest Park, ILElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:06/22/09Up/Downhill: [+95/-95]
Time:06:50 PMDifficulty:2.6 / 5.0
Weather:A Few Clouds
 85 F temp; 56% humidity
 88 F heat index; winds E 13

Distance: 4.00 miles
Speed:6.0 mph
Pace:9' 56 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
110' 03+0' 076.0-0.1+3 ft
29' 44-0' 126.2+0.1+13 ft
310' 21+0' 255.8-0.3-13 ft
49' 44-0' 126.2+0.1-4 ft
end9' 35-0' 216.3+0.20 ft
Versus average of 9' 56 min/mile

Posted from bimactive.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SportTracks says my run was 88 degrees, not sure at what time or where it pulled that from! Yay for us getting good training!

Do you wear your heart rate monitor on runs? I'm curious to see that to help get an idea of how comparable our runs are. Your times on this run in the heat are about the same as my tempo run, so I wonder how much effort difference there is.

Or we could just wait and see, hahahaha. But I'm a planner! I want to know!!

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