Saturday, April 01, 2006

My Personal Trainer

I put my new GPS system to the running test today and I love it! It's officially my new personal trainer. ;-) It's just amazing how much better you can train if you have something like this to look at and assess your running at any given moment. I was able to monitor my pace and push myself at key points of my run this morning.

I ran the same course as last weekend, the Huckleberry Trail starting at Christiansburg.


So of course the first thing I do when I get home after I review my times is think:

"If I did 8 miles in 1:15, I could possibly do 5 more at a pace of 10min/mi, which would put me at an estimated finish of 1:55."

haha, it's funny how my mind works at times. I mean, 5 more miles!!! That's a lot. I will get a better idea once I do my 10 mile run in 3 weeks. (That will be the longest run I do before my race.)

The run felt comfortable, no major aches and pains. Hills get me everytime though! haha. I definitely need to get better running gear. And my heartrate monitor rubbed a nice little sore spot on my rib cage. geesh! I guess the good part about these injuries is that I really don't know that they are happening during my run. It's when I get home and get in the shower that the pain begins!


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