Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On Track

So today I missed knit night.

But I'm okay with it. Why?

Because I came home, charged up my sportband and actually went to the track. And I'm counting it as a success. I completed my 3 miles in 38:06 and have found that I am super successful with walk breaks. I pretty much broke it down into walk 1/4 of the track and run the other 3/4. It seemed to me that I was running much faster than when I did on the treadmill. The walk breaks allowed me to recover faster and keep going. I was definitely a hot sweaty mess since it was 92* with 48% humidity. But I am thrilled that I was able to log my 3 miles and start my distance training off with a great session.

The nike sportband was great. It overestimated my mileage though- logging 3.17 instead of the 3 I actually did but I think I need to calibrate it with my running pace. I think I have a short stride so my feet hit the ground more than normal. At least that's what I'm telling myself. I was highly distracted with playing with the toggle to check the distance and the pace. If that thing is accurate, I walk slower than I do on the treadmill- around 15 min miles... but I run like a madwoman! at one point it was calculating roughly 9:32 miles which is insane for me! So I'll have to keep track of that and get it calibrated as soon as I can. I may go out tomorrow for a half mile run to get it calibrated so then I will feel more comfortable taking it on a trail.

But overall, today was a win! for me. A big win. I was worried that transitioning to outside was going to be downright awful, but I'm pleasantly surprised. Now all I need to do is get an armband for my ipod- carrying it wasn't the worst but once my hands started sweating I kept having to swap hands.

I attribute my good luck today to some of the new goods I got for my birthday:

Adidas Supernova Glide 2 sneakers
UnderArmour Tank
Nike Sportband
Nathan BPA Free Aluminum water bottle (seriously, <3 this thing.)

Off to a great start!

Have a fabulous week!

1 comment:

  1. did you run the middle or outside of the track? track distance is from the inside curb of a track, so if you run on lanes outside the inner most point, you'll easily gain extra distance.

    could account for the extra .17


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