Last week I started using the heart monitor that came with my Garmin. I wore it on Thursday for my 10 miler with 2X15 @ 10k/HM pace run. It was very cold, the run seemed harder than it should have felt. My HR average was 184 and 186, with 188 peak! Wow! On Saturday I ran 13 with last 20 min hard, and HR average was 182. I did not push the hard, and I knew the HR would be lower. Now I know the idea of using a heart rate monitor is to make sure you don't blow up. But how about building tolerance to sustain a high HR? Would practicing to tolerate HR of 180-188 for extended periods of time be helpful? I am really excited about my upcoming 5K because I want to know what my HR will be. I am a nerd for numbers. Interestingly, when I did my testing in the pool this week (3X300m, average the time) my HR was only 144-150, even though I was working hard. Hmm...
On Friday I came home to a big red box from Minnesota. Inside I found these presents from Jenn. Now, Jenn is one of my favorite bloggers. I admire her dedication, her no excuse type attitude, and her honesty. She knows who she is and does not try to be who she is not. She is super smart and a super fast marathoner. And did I mention she is hot, like really hot? She writes a funny blog and you should check it out!
OK...so Jenn hand wrote little funny notes on each of the presents. We always do this in my family, Jenn, how did you know that? I love, love, love the presents, Jenn. Thank you so much! The chocolate is gone (of course), and I wore the shirt today - love it! I've never tried Accelarade or Power gel, but I tried and love Pumpkin spice cliff bars. And the headphones...too funny!
And Jill, who organized this gift exchange for over 80 bloggers, double thank you for the best Secret Santa:)
Building a clock
7 months ago