Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Off work today

Since it is too slick to go running I thought I would dust off the
ole stationary bike to get a little cross training. Pedaled for
10 miles. Sure works the glutes when you're not used to it.

Now I am thinking about going to Crystal City and getting
me some artery clogging coney's.

Next I might get all the stuff off the treadmill and get in a
little bit of running.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Heart Rate Monitor

Okay. I have this expensive Garmin with a heart rate monitor.
I have always worn the heart rate monitor while running just
to see what my heart rate was and for a history in case I ever
wanted to go back and compare. However, the beats per minute
never really meant anything to me until I started reading a little
about it. There are five heart rate zones for running, with 1 being
easy effort and 5 being maximum effort. These rates are based
on a percentage of your theoretical maximum heart rate which is
based on factors such as age and weight. Your heart rate and
heart rate zones may be a little higher or a little lower but should
be close enough based on averages. According to what I have read,
most of your running, especially your long runs, you should keep
your heart rate in zone 3. According to my history, most of my
running has been in zone 4.5 - 5. Does this mean I am overtraining
and need to slow down? I seem to run at the same pace all the time
no matter the distance.

I just ate smoked mackerel for the first time in my life. I like it.
Is that a runner friendly food?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy 30TH Anniversary

Happy 30TH Anniversary Susan.

I still love you and even more than ever.

You want to go for another 30?

Everyone that see's Susan please tell her congratulations.

Thursday, January 1, 2009