Saturday, October 14, 2006

running long, oops..

Ok, so today I over shot my planned run. Well, it wasn't my fault, really, it wasn't. Here's what happened. As I got to the park it was a nice 65* and good humidity so it felt good outside. As I left the park I knew I would be running 1 hour out and back so as I was approaching the hour mark I was just running through Downtown Houston heading the George R. Brown convention center although I didn't think I would get that close to it in an hour. So when an hour time came I was only about 4 block from the red doors at the GRB and I was feeling good so I went. After I touched the doors and started heading back I realized that last weeks run was 1hr 50 mins so now I have ran 10 mins longer meaning it will be 20 mins Total longer when I finish so I thought I might have ran too far or increased mileage by more than the 10% rule but what could I do now, gotta run back. As I approaching the end of the run I could tell I was getting tired and felt a little out of energy. My heart rate was good avg. 151/min. I finished at 2hr 6 mins and was like, Wow, I'm hungry! Looking at my HR watch it has a calorie counter and it said I had burned about 2465 calories! Holy cow, that's a lot and I probably only took in about 500 on the run with gels and gatorade. I paced the mileage on the way home and it ended at 10.8 miles! with my run pace at 11:40/min. You don't get it! I ran farther and faster and a lower heart rate and PRE (as I kept stating to myself how I felt and rated my PRE and then looked at my HR to see how it felt) Totally awesome run!!!!!!!!!!! When I got home I ate and started rehydrating. I then downloaded the latest Pocast from Simply Stu and listen to it nice and loud while I cleaned up the kitchen and no one else was home. Being as I was in a great mood and I started cleaning around the house to help out my wife being as she has been sick this last week. I cleaned up the bathroom, did some laundry and the dishes (we don't have a dishwasher, wait.. hands are the washers, lol) Then I layed down to watch some NCAA football with the Missouri Tigers taking on Texas A&M (which is still playing, 4th Qtr, less than 1 min, and A&M beating the undefeated Missouri Tigers) which is just Fine with me because Missouri is in the Big 12 North Division and I am a HUGE Nebraska CornHuskers fan and we are in the same division so they will have a division loss, sweet! Sorry, Tiger fans. But we still have to play eachother in about 3 weeks. (A&M just won.) I also took a well needed nap as my legs and lower back were starting to become achy. I then watched 3000 miles to Graceland. Now I just have to decide if I am going to hit the bike tomorrow of a short 15 mile ride or more than likely go hit the pool. It's hard to decide which being as it is great weather. Rockon`...

3 comments:

teacherwoman said...

Awesome job on the run! Thanks for the advice on the "shin splints"...

IM Able said...

Now THAT sounds like an excellent day! Good job on the run. I know that teeeechnically it was breaking the 10% rule...but aren't rules meant to be broken??!!

Here's to good Saturdays full of training, tending, and movies!

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Jill said...

Great run!! I had one of those Saturday, too! I just LOVED it!

btw - GOOOOOOOOOO BIG RED!!!!!!!!