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Novice runner, Fish out of water, Les Mills Certified BodyCombat Instructor, BodyAttack trained, Part-time working professional, Full time daydreamer, 36 y::O mom of two beautiful girls, Best cooker ever and all around fit chick!
- 1849 total / 86 in 2014
Finish & not finish last :) Run just to run and maybe in a race or two. Swim, learn to love a bike, work toward 70.3 & bake the perfect lemon meringue pie
Joy R ran: After looking at the ...
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- 5 miles
- 00:54 time
- 10:50 pace
- 701 calories
After looking at the forecast last night I decided if the temps in the morning were indeed what they were predicting that I'd try running with The Munchkin. I figured worst case I'd have to call the run early, bring her home and then get a run in sometime in the afternoon. Woke up and the temperatures were exactly what was predicted - around 34 degrees. I figured the early morning sun, clear skies and lack of wind was a sign that all was going to be okay.
We got to the group run meeting location, I zipped her up in her one-piece bunting that I had bought back in December in the hopes that we'd be able to get some winter runs in, covered her with a fluffy fleece blanket, put her hat on and off we went. She did great - better, in fact, than most of our runs last summer where she'd spend part of the time screaming. I, on the other hand, am for sure out of practice running with her though - in my defense she's also weighs significantly more than she did last September too.
It was such a beautiful morning and I was so grateful to be out there running with The Munchkin that I went without my shuffle this morning (usually I'll listen to music in one ear and for The Munchkin with the other). We saw birds and chubby squirrels. She squealed when she'd see a "puppy" and keep saying hello until we passed at which time she'd start waving "bye-bye". She pointed out the sun and small piles of snow. Through her babbling I think she managed to solve world hunger, has some workable ideas for world peace and told me that she'll have global warming figured out by the end of the spring. Running with her this morning reminded me exactly how much I've missed running with her - I'm hopeful that as the weeks continue I'll be able to bring her on more and more of my runs. They're just not the same without her - not to mention the extra resistance/weight training I get pushing her is really beneficial to me.
This also marked the first of my longer runs where I'm going to try and stay in my heart rate zones that were "prescribed" to me yesterday (I know, I still owe a post about the testing - I'm waiting to see if my trainer can get me the graphs that she had access to that I can't see). Even without looking at my Garmin, and even though it was slower, I could tell when I hit that sweet running spot beause the run just felt incredible. Sure enough, in looking at Garmin data my heart rate averaged about 153 with a high of 163. Translating into zones, that's most of my running in Zone 2 with occasional spikes into 3. Now to do more reading on "zone" training.
So that's it in a not-so-short nutshell. Distance and time is an estimation because at one point I stopped my Garmin to check on The Munchkin and cover her hands up, but I think it's pretty close to being spot on. I stopped it at my turn around point and just doubled up. Note to self: next time rely on auto pause and auto resume :)
Hope everyone is having a great Saturday :)