9998 total / 0 in 2018

So I busted on 7/13... Turning my attention to CIM. Only need 3:30 this time

Greg Phipps ran: I dropped my car off ...

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  • 4 miles
  • 00:35 time
  • 07:56 pace
  • 535 calories
  • 358 ft climb
  • 176 max hr
  • 164 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
alright Levee - Tempo 4.38 mi 00:35 07:56 pace

I dropped my car off to get serviced this morning and ran home. The plan was to do a tempo. Great morning fo a run. Chilly but beautiful. The plan was to do 3 miles fast and then a slow warm down. I am really working on trying to not be slave to my watch and get better at understanding my pace. Boy do I have work to do <8-)

I went out way too fast. My starting pace turned out to be 6:30ish - eek! By the end of the first mile I was really feeling it. After 1.5 miles I had to stop. My lungs were hurting and I was feeling very outside my comfort zone. Looking at my data now my HR ws up but nothing I haven't done before. This is me learning to cope with this different kind of pressure when I am trying to run faster. So I walked for 30 secs or so and then started up again. Stopped again for 30 secs or so at the end of two miles and then pushed the last mile again.

Splits (including all the stops) were 6:55, 7:39, 7:49 and then I cooled down at 9:00 pace for the rest of the run.

So I take away from this that pacing is still an issue for me, and I need to do more runs like this to get used to the different feeling. I am running a 5K at work next Tuesday. Should be interesting <8-)

I get to run back to pick up my car this afternoon. My first two a day - Woot!

  • Scott K.
    Scott K.

    Great workout. Good to understand your limits and pacing is key to the tempo run.

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Terese B.
    Terese B.

    Great job getting the miles in and errands done at the same time. You're speedy fast!

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Paul H.
    Paul H.

    Speedy pace

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Noel

    Nice run as usual, Greg. Do you keep tabs on your stride rate? I've found that I can run at a pretty steady pace if I keep my stride rate constant and just vary my stride length if I want to increase/decrease speed.

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Greg P.
    Greg P.

    Thanks Noel! Its something I have been experimenting with a bit. Not to the extent I know you have. My main focus is just trying to get my cruise speed up. I am not quite sure where my cadence lies right now.

    over 6 years ago Like