Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Well, I am feeling much better today...
I got up this am, and grabbed a bunch of clothes, and headed off to Salt Fork State Park for a run. It was supposed to be a trail run, but then I looked at the shoes I had brought for the run:
I actually thought about wearing one trail shoe, and one road shoe, then noticed they were both right-foot shoes. Hmm. Good thing I had another pair of road shoes in the vehicle. So I decided on a road run. As I stopped to tie my shoe lace, I noticed in amusement THESE SHOES didn't match either!!!!!
I took this pic before the run. This is how I have been feeling lately. No secrets on my face!!
Now that I have gotten my heart monitor to work, I thought I would experiment with following the Maffetone method of training. Which is, you run slow to improve your pace over time. Anyways, something like that. I understand it much better than feeling like explaining it here, and heck, I already run slow. So my target HR should be 132 or below to stay in the fat burning zone. It was kind of hard to monitor-every time I glanced at my watch, it looked like I was around 130, but the Garmin says my average was 120, so I think I should have stepped up the pace a bit more.
Well, the run sucked for the first 1/2 mile. I really really really didn't want to be out there. Then I started the first hill climb/walk, and that distracted me. Then I took the first side road and went down it for a little bit. I was only planning on a four or five mile run.
By the time I found the picnic area, I was in a much better mood-and I knew I had a big down hill run back to my car.
I left this pic in because I hope not to be so FAT sometime here in the next year. Once I had defined arm muscles, I hope to get them back again.
Once home, I went directly to the basement and started Day One of the P90X workouts. I bought these in the spring, but that was just shortly before the Mohican, and never got into a routine with them. So I am now planning on getting through the P90X workouts, use the HR monitor with running, and see if I can increase my speed. Of course, eating right and drinking less will go along with this all. I don't have any monumental goals out there that are beyond my reach right now, so I feel like I can work on just getting the Trail Goddess into some improved physical health-which should lead to some improved mental health too!!
Posted by Kim at 3:05 PM