Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Week 8 - Day 1: Intervals

Let me start by saying that week 7 ended up with a total of 39 miles. That's probably a record for me. The bad news is that Tracy's back is hurting her following the 16 miles. Let's hope it's not something that lasts. Week 8 - Day 1 was Monday, Jan 30th. Michele and I met at the WJHS track at 5:15 to run our scheduled 6 x 880s. It was dark and a little creepy, but not too terribly bad. I had forgotten to charge my gps, and it went dead after the first 3 intervals. But here's the times(the first 3 according to my gps, the last 3 according to Michele's):

1. 3:46
2. 3:40
3. 3:42
4. 3:50
5. 3:49
6. 3:33

My gps says that during my first 3 880s, my average heart rate was 158 bpm and my max heart rate was 204 bpm. It seems like I get up over 200 every time...I'm gonna do some research and see if that's possible. And, I really need to get my resting heart rate one day this week too. Anyways, it also says that the average pace was 7:10/mi.
I have to say that I am extremely happy with these times. They may not sound great to someone who runs a 20 minute 5k, but for me - they are pretty good.

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