641 total / 0 in 2018

A few goals: i) to get my weight below 200 lbs (ETA Spring 2013); ii) To complete 1/2 marathon in trg, any pace; iii) To race 10km Spring 2013.

Brent Schaus ran: Interesting: just one...

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  • 5 miles
  • 01:30 time
  • 18:07 pace
  • 749 calories
  • 318 ft climb
  • 143 max hr
  • 127 avg hr
    • Currently 2/5 Effort.
    effort 2/5
good Galloping Goose from Gorge northward, then towards Swartz Bay 8.01 km 01:30 18:07 pace

Interesting: just one short month ago, when I had my first Long Slow Distance (LSD) run (6km) I was all anxious and nervous. Today's run felt . . . not exactly "meh" but "okay, let's do this".

My pace was even slower this week than for the last 3 LSDs, but intentionally so. The guide I'm following recommends doing these runs at 60%-70% of maximum heart rate, and I've been doing them at about 75%. I haven't gotten sick or injured, but I have started experiencing a bit of pain in one of my heels. I'm not taking any chances, so I disciplined myself to run even slower and keep my heart rate at 67%-70%.

It wasn't easy. There were people walking faster than me and, I may be projecting here, but they seemed delighted to be passing a running guy. Hell, i would be. But whatever. This method has served me very well so far; I have no reason whatsoever to distrust it.

Otherwise, I felt really good. Part of this path takes me through a parking lot (!) which is a strange feeling.

I'm actually looking forward to my Hills training this week, because at least then I get to push the intensity.