Sunday, March 28, 2010

L9 Day 1 - First Garmin Run

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.


  1. I love your blog! I gotta say, I kind of read through it all in one night, great inspiration for me as I'm getting into the "meat" of C25K (Wk 3). Thanks for the good read and laughs, hope your next step goes well! Are you considering doing any of the other programs like Gateway to 8k?

  2. Thanks for following, Emmz!!

    I've looked at the One Hour Runner program, but I really want to lose some weight before I get too serious with distance. So, I'm going to try my own program for awhile - basically forcing myself to be at a certain weight before I do a certain distance. For my shorter runs, I plan to keep it between 2 miles and 5K.

  3. Hey! I did it! This is ky_adjuster from the forum . .I made a blog! I took a big ole steamy blog right here in the middle of the web . . .

    It isn't much to look at - -but it is a start . . .later bro!

  4. Hey Dave! Brian here - -this is the only way I can figure out to this point to communicate with you - - have a "How To" question - want to post a video from You Tube directly onto my blog - -not just a link - -kind of like you did with your running video and such - - is it possible?

  5. I posted an answer on the forums. Click on my icon on your blog, there should be a way to email me advertised.