Sunday, September 27, 2009

9/27/09: running and spinning

Went for a run on the track in Barton Hall on account of the rain. It's not so bad running in circles if you've got a goal to keep yourself motivated. I'm a little disconcerted that I'm actually getting slower. Maybe it's because I run slower over long distances than when it's interval sets with short bursts of running? The first mix of week 6 is back to intervals so I'll get to test this hypothesis shortly.

WEEK 5 Mix 3

28 minutes from 130 to 140 BPM
5 min. warmup @ 130 BPM
20 min. @ 140 BPM
3 min. cooldown @ 130 BPM

Since 20 minutes of running isn't really a workout, I also went to spinning class (17 miles). I clipped in to the bike for the first time, which was fun. I'm not happy that winter is coming, but I did miss going to spinning class and the thorough exhaustion that follows it. No insomnia tonight.

1 comment:

  1. That's not a bad pace, esp. for a beginner runner. Longer runs are always slower than short bursts as they should be, since you need to spend your energy economically. Good job!