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The intervals tonight was to warm up and cool down for a mile. In between that a series of 8 x 200 meters and 4 x 400 meters at what would amount to either a 7:23 pace or 8.13mph on the treadmill.
Now typically I prefer using a treadmill for intervals to get an accurate reading, but not having a functioning footpod has severely hampered my ability to get an accurate reading. For the intervals, I had the treadmill set to 8.1. And, to make sure I recorded it accurately, I did not start the lap until I was already at 8.1, and ended the lap just before I would reduce the speed to 6.7mph (8:58 pace).
The figures above are all out of whack. Ugh!
Lap 1 was my 1 mile warmup. This was fairly accurate as I had the mill at 5.5mph
Lap 2 was Interval 1 of 200m @ :55seconds. On this one, I will conceded that I started right after Lap 1 ended, so my manual increasing from 5.5 to 8.1mph most definitely had an impact, as my pace sucked for that lap, and as it did not permit me to run my .1247 miles (yes, I am a ridiculously smart IT engineer, I love numbers and I can get this analytical, lol!)
Lap 3 was Rest 1, and as I included the time to manually lower from 81. and then up it back on the tail end (to keep the interval laps virgin in timing), I realized that it would be more than the suggested 55 seconds (or 1:50 for the 400s).
So with this in mind, understand that Laps 4, 6 and 8 were Intervals, while Laps 3,5, 7 and 9 were recoveries. Between that and my 400 intervals, Garmin shortchanged me distance, marking me down for .11 or .22 instead of .1247 or .2494. Of course there is no accounting for rounding on Garmin, but I know for a fact that I ran faster than it reads.
Again, I need to get a footpod for my shoe and soon.
My VO2 max is getting better. Loss of weight perhaps? More consistent training?
|I liked my 6:13 best pace. But even that is off as I booked into a 10.1mph (and that's a pace of 5:56!)|
I'm trying to figure out how to get my miles from RunningAhead.Com into Garmin. I will always be a RunningAhead member, but would like to see all 18,184.9 miles (as of tonight) in Garmin. Currently, I only started using Garmin some 6,084 miles ago. My God. I am a freak of nature! LOL.
Oh well, tonight was a success.....and I didn't accidentally steal an SUV tonight either (what happened last week, you say? I'll divulge soon, I promise!)
|Flashback 2005: Holding a picture of my 1984 (and first finish of my) Marathon, just days before my 1st Marathon in since then...NINETEEN years!|