21 December 2010

training-run

Hours
Sleeping
6 Time
of Day
12:15 PM
Body
Weight
  Body
Fat
 
Distance 5.2 Power  
Time Total – 41:02
Moving
Speed Overall – 7:53 min/mile
Moving
Total
Ascent
  Max Speed
Elevation
Gradient
Breakfast 6:00 AM – cereal
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food  
Injuries  
Therapy  
Workout Type  
Weather mid 40s, dry, calm mostly overcast
Course  
Results  
Equipment Brooks road shoes
Clothing shorts, Craft short sleeve undershirt, long sleeve active t

My first outdoor run since the beginning of October! Nice.

I was walking down to the IMA thinking I would do another 30 minutes on the treadmill when I decided, "screw that"... it was nice outside and sooner or later I needed to hit the pavement. Or grass. Or whatever; just so it's outside. So that's where I went.

I figured heading up through Ravenna Park would be a 'soft' route so I went there watching the clock thinking I would just turn around after 15 minutes but when 15 minutes came and went I was getting close to Green Lake so went just a bit further.

At 19:30 I had reached 65th. At 20:30 I was rounding the corner at 70th. The way back had more downhill than uphill so I was hoping for a negative split but looks like I ran both directions in exactly the same amount of time.

The grass median on Ravenna was very soft. It sure does not drain well. A couple of times I would sort of slide sideways as my foot hit the ground so I had to be careful but it's just dirt, and way better for me than concrete at this point I'm guessing.

I felt good! My breathing was somewhat labored but my feet and knees and everything else felt fine. Well, I guess my arms actually got a tiny bit tired and I was not even carrying a bottle! I am SUCH a wimp from the waist up it's laughable. It appears I can also break down a five mile run into way more detail than most people would ever think of doing but hey, it's my first on in a long time so I deserve a break.

ASIDE – there were a lot of people walking their dogs off leash in Ravenna Park. What is with that? We have laws for a reason people... Kidding. Sort of. There was also this cute little girl who was probably all of four years old on a little pink bike cruising down the gravel path like she owned it. Her mom could hardly keep up. Very cool – especially as she did not seem to be afraid of the downhill sections.

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