17 January 2009

A Long Run To Start Vacation

It was very cold outside this morning, so when the alarm went off at 6:30 I turned it off and went back to sleep. I hate it when I do that.

When I finally did wake I was quickly ready to run. It felt like I had too many layers on, but come to find out they were just enough. I don't mind running in the cold, but I hate all of the clothes I have to put on to do it.

I did five miles today and it was hard to stay within the proper heart rate zone. I would force myself to take a short walk break to get my heart rate back down and then continue with the run. It is frustrating because I am comfortable at the pace I am going and I can not run slow enough to keep my heart rate down. I am determined to measure my actual heart rate this week to see if the multitude of formulas I used were wrong. I think they are.

After the run I felt incredible. My legs felt the good soreness that comes with a long slow distance and my body felt rejuvenated. I probably could have gone a few more miles. A great way to start my vacation.

Speaking of which...

I leave tomorrow morning for Walt Disney World. It would have been nice to be there last week to watch the marathon, but this week is a good one to go.

It is a family vacation with me, my wife, my two sons, my parents and my brother. We are all excited to go. I am excited not only about the trip, but to run in some nice weather.

I am not taking a computer, and I am not sure if I will have access to one down there so I may not have any updates for the week. If not then I will see you all next week!

In the meantime... Run Like Pre.


joyRuN said...

I must've lucked out with the HR calculators. My aerobic range is 140-165bpm, & my normal pace puts me right in there.

Have fun at Disney & safe travels :)

Sonia said...

I have a great vacation with you family! A week earlier and you could have run the half or the full there! LOL

Ultra Princess said...

Have a great vacation! Enjoy the weather!!!!

Frayed Laces said...

Have fun on vacation!