Tuesday, February 7, 2012

13 Miles in the Mist

I was rather nervous to do the 13 miles since the long run the week before (14 miler) sucked. I decided to run around my neighborhood so I didn't feel stranded in the middle of nowhere. I was also scared because it was misting a bit and I haven't really been running out in wet weather. I was excited, however, to try out my new rain coat from Lululemon! The mist felt amazing though!! I kind of hope it's misting on marathon day.

I ended up running the 13 miles in 02:07:55, which is my best yet!! Also, I only took ONE break and that was to drink some water. The route had its fair share of uphills, downhills and flats... which is my favorite type of terrain!! Long, continuous flats are killer and boring.

I am slightly concerned about my heart rate, as it's constantly "up there" when I run.


I started to track my heart rate about a month ago and I'm not liking what I'm seeing. It seems my average heart rate while running is 159 with my average max heart rate around 175.6.

My goal is to run with an average heart rate of 155, which is about 75% of my maximum heart rate.

Also, why does my heart rate spike so fast?

Tonight I will be doing a 3 mile run and will try to keep my heart rate under 155. Wonder how many times I'll have to stop and walk? This should be interesting.


  1. I have a Garmin Forerunner. I love it!! I've been running w/o my iPhone and w/o music and it's a nice change of pace. I'm learning I don't really listen to the music at all.

  2. This is what I have: http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Forerunner-GPS-Enabled-Sport-Monitor/dp/B003J2V8AC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1329784410&sr=8-4