Well, shucks. I was going to rest today, but the weather was just too good: 50°, no wind, and cloudy. Also, my legs felt good and I was itching to use my Garmin Forerunner. So, off I went to the track because I wanted to gain some confidence in the Garmin before hitting the trails or the neighborhood. Sure enough, it knew I was on the track:
I guess with my fancy equipment I have no excuse, but I started out too fast. I clocked the first lap in 2:30.88. (That's about 30 seconds faster than I should have!) As usual, I ran down like a cheap watch, but I did set a couple of records: 1 mile in 10:57.5; and 2 miles in 23:00.8. Here is some data:
My legs felt good the whole time, but my breathing never got very settled - even as I slowed down. And I was woefully short on energy. I haven't eaten much in the past couple of days. (Wife and kids out of town, me no cook good.) Anyhow, here is a picture of the heart rate. I maxed it at 169. Conditioned athletes can do 9:40 miles at a HR in the mid-140s. It would appear that I still have a long ways to go!
Because my exercise routine has become freestyle, I don't know how many workouts until the next level, so the workout posts will indicate my current level, and workout number. This was my first one as a Level 9 Athletic Character.