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I’m done with Week 6, yay!!  Sorry I didn’t get this up sooner but I’ve been kind of taking it easy this weekend and didn’t want to do much on the computer.  The run went pretty good, I managed to keep my heart rate under 158 for a good portion of the 25 minutes of running and my average heart rate worked out to be in the low 150’s bpm.  I’m pretty happy with my run and I felt good after it was over.

Next week’s runs are 25 minutes long each day with a 5 minute warmup and cooldown, plus a 1 minute fast walk after my run, the total exercise time will be 36 minutes.  I no longer fear the long runs and am looking forward to the time I’ll be able to complete a 5K run.

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for todays run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 36 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 24 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.8 mph/13.1 mph
Average Heart Rate: 153 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 186 bpm
Total Distance: 2.90 Miles
Calories Burned: 452

Todays post is rather short but I need to post the weeks summary and then it’s off to bed so I can roll out of bed tomorrow and get in another 25 minute run.  🙂

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Week 6 day 2 is done.  I found todays runs to be difficult for two reasons.  First, my legs became more tired than usual.  They’ve been kind of tired before but it seemed worse today, especially after my three minute walk.  So, that was kind of a mental struggle to push through that.  Second, I found it hard to keep my heart rate under 158 bpm.  My first ten minute run had an average of 158 bpm but the high got to 168 bpm and for most of the last few minutes of the run my heart rate was in the mid 160’s bpm.  During my second 10 minute run my heart rate was pretty much constantly in the mid 160’s to low 170’s bpm.  My average heart rate for that run was 168 bpm with a high of 177 bpm.  That was even though the second runs pace was about 30 seconds per mile slower than the first runs pace.  Oh well, I still made it through and had enough energy to push it for the last 15 seconds and after the 34 minutes were over I was happy I pushed myself to get up and get out there and exercise.

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for todays run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 34 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 22 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.8 mph/11.7 mph
Average Heart Rate: 153 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 182 bpm
Total Distance: 2.75 Miles
Calories Burned: 413

As I suspected, today marked the end of running with walk breaks in between runs.  From here on out it is just a warmup walk, a long run, and then a cooldown walk.  Friday’s run is 25 minutes long and that carries into next week as well.  Pretty soon I’ll be at 30 minutes of running and on the last day of week 9 I will just run until I hit 5K.  See ya Friday! 🙂

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Day 1 of week 6 is done.  It was a bit tougher than I expected considering the longest run was 8 minutes and I just completed a 20 minute run last Friday.  It was still manageable though, however despite my efforts my heart rate was mostly in the lower 160’s bpm at the end of the first run and on the other two running intervals instead of under 158 bpm. 

Although tired before and after my runs it feels good to make it through each workout and I’m starting to look forward to the running days now as opposed to dreading them.  That doesn’t mean it’s easy, it’s still hard to get myself out there and it’s generally hard the first few minutes, but overall I am starting to enjoy it a bit more.

I did finish my day 1 yesterday but didn’t get a chance to post last night because I was at work late so here are my results.

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for todays run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 35 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 18 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.9 mph/12.9 mph
Average Heart Rate: 150 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 181 bpm
Total Distance: 2.85 Miles
Calories Burned: 429

Tomorrow I have  two 10 minute runs with a 3 minute walk in between and I believe that will be the last day with a walking segment.  The rest of my runs will be continuous long runs I think, I’ll have to verify that tomorrow. 🙂

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