Wednesday, January 21, 2009

5 Mile Tempo Run

This morning I did a tempo run for my 5 miler.  Started with a 1 mile warm-up (5.0 mph and bumped up 0.2 each quarter mile) and then brought it up to 6.7 mph (a bit faster than a 9 min mile) for 3.5 miles.  The last half mile was at 5.5 mph.

5.0 miles - 48:17, 9:40/mile pace, 161 avg HR, ??? max HR (my bare-bones HRM doesn't give max HR)

I had Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti pumping through my iPod this morning.  This has one of my favorite songs to run to - Kashmir.  When I hear it, I get into a rhythm with the cadence of the music and fall into that "runner's zone".  It came on as I had about 1.5 miles left of the tempo part of the workout which proved to be a great pick-me-up!

1 comment:

Rick said...

Nice run. Keep up the good work. Oh, and Happy New Year! ;)