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Another week of regaining fitness0

Posted by jodi in Uncategorized (Monday September 17, 2007 at 9:43 pm)

As mentioned in my prior post, this was the week I finally made it up to 3.1miles/5k. It was a relief, but unsettling to me to realize how difficult what used to be an easy distance is. I’m still running at what feels like a slow pace, but I honestly cannot go faster at this point – pushing it anymore leads to severe side cramps and trouble breathing. Nonetheless, each run does seem to get slightly easier. I’m staying at 5k for my distance for at least another week until it becomes more comfortable.

Anyway, here are the details of my week:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007:

  • Distance: 3.1 miles
  • Time: 37:08 (11:59/mile)
  • Average Heart Rate: 144; Maximum Heart Rate: 174
  • G and I ran through Judkins Park, and this time through the Mount Baker Tunnel to enjoy a view of Lake Washington on a beautiful, clear (and hot!) day before returning home.

Thursday, September 13, 2007:

  • Distance: 3.1 miles
  • Time: 34:25 (11:06/mile) (Splits: 11:41, 11:09, 10:33, 1:02)
  • Heart Rate monitor not worn
  • Workout performed on treadmill

Friday, September 14, 2007:

  • Distance: 3.1 miles
  • Time: 33:54 (10:56/mile) (Splits: unknown – will be explained)
  • Heart Rate: unknown (again, will be explained)
  • G and I ran through Judkins Park to Rainier Avenue, then up Massachusetts Avenue, through Sam Smith Park, and then back home.

Saturday, September 15, 2007:

  • Distance: 3.1 miles
  • Time: 32:29 (10:29/mile) (Splits: 10:53, 10:29, 10:08, 0:59)
  • Treadmill Run

Total Mileage for the Week: 12.4 miles

I have managed to lose my Garmin Forerunner’s charging cradle, so not only am I unable to pull workout data from the device to my computer, but Evan cannot construct maps of my runs, and even worse – I cannot charge the device, so the battery could go! We’re in the process of searching for it, but if it cannot be located, we’ll purchase another one. In the meantime, I’ll stick with the Timex Ironman Triathlon watch for timing on the treadmill, and will only use the Garmin Forerunner when I need the GPS to measure mileage.

Running is still tougher than it ever has been, but it’s getting better. I can finish a three mile run without horrible side cramps now! That’s something.

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