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Hi everyone, I’m finally getting to post the stats for day 3’s run. I finished this run on September 5th, so I’m just a wee bit late on the post… 😀 Just a note, I did this run on the treadmill and the runs since have been on the treadmill. It’s easier on my knees at this point as I still need a good pair of running shoes.

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for todays run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 41 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 13 minutes 04 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.6 mph/8.9 mph
Average Heart Rate: 148 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 179 bpm
Total Distance: 3.14 Miles
Calories Burned: 454

Since my Garmin footpod isn’t calibrated I’m not sure that the stat’s are accurate but their better than nothing. 😀

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Made it through day 2 on Wednesday. I went on the treadmill for the 30 minute run instead of doing it outside and while it was easier to keep my HR in check it is still hard to run for 30 consecutive minutes. Hopefully after a few weeks of consistent running at 30 minutes things will become a bit easier and I’ll be able to get to the 5K distance. Tomorrow will be my last day of the couch potato to 5k program, I will have “graduated” and going forward my focus will be on getting quicker as opposed to just getting through the run. 🙂

Once again the statistics I have are with an uncalibrated foot pod accessory for the Garmin Forerunner 305 so I’m not sure how accurate the data is, besides the HR of course. I’ll probably end up on the treadmill again tomorrow to finish the program but I’m definitely going to make sure I make it through the run. I hope to post those results tomorrow but it may be sometime over the weekend that the results actually get posted.

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for todays run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 41 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 13 minutes 52 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.3 mph/8.8 mph
Average Heart Rate: 150 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 179 bpm
Total Distance: 2.94 Miles
Calories Burned: 354

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Sorry for not posting last week but I didn’t get a chance to post Friday or Saturday and Sunday I was too wiped out to post so I’m combining day 3 of week 8 and day 1 of week 9 in this post. 🙂

I made it through both days ok but it was a battle against my mind once again for both runs.  The course I took on Friday was less uphill than the one I did last Wednesday but it was still a hard run.  For most of the last 15 minutes I was pretty much telling myself I could make it in spite of the pleading to just walk.  It was the same way for today’s run, which was my first 30 minute run, I ran in spite of my body and mind pleading with me to quit.

It didn’t help matters any that the enter button on my Garmin decided to quit working so I couldn’t pace my runs to my heart rate because the normal display of the heart rate is too small for me to see when running.  Usually I set my workout so I stay in a certain HR range and when I do that the HR display is big enough for me to keep an eye on it.  However, without being able to choose my planned workout I had to go with the default screens which are setup more for timing the pace of the run and not the HR.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get that enter button situation resolved and be able to get back to HR training, but I think the workouts are still going to be difficult until I have been running 30 minutes consistently for a few months.  After that I’ll probably start working on my pace.  I had planned on running 5K on Friday but I’ll probably just do the 30 minutes for a couple more weeks to get my body into better shape before trying the 3.1 miles.  Here are my stats for day 3 week 8 and day 1 week 9.

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for the Day 3 Week 8 run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 39 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 26 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.8 mph/11.7 mph
Average Heart Rate: 163 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 193 bpm
Total Distance: 3.04 Miles
Calories Burned: 475

Garmin Forerunner 305 stats for the Day 1 Week 9 run:
Total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down: 41 Minutes
Average Pace: 1 mile in 12 minutes 8 seconds
Avg Speed/Max Speed: 4.9 mph/7.7 mph
Average Heart Rate: 157 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 177 bpm
Total Distance: 3.38 Miles
Calories Burned: 529

Just a note, Wednesday’s run results probably wont be posted until Thursday as I have to work late Wednesday so that’ll be the next post from me.  I posted week 8’s summary right before this post if you would like to see that.  Have a great Tuesday and Wednesday! 😀

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