I earned 195 points for my workout on Fitocracy!
Thoughts & Comments:
Today’s run was great. First of all, I set 4 new records to beat later:
- Distance record: 2.9 miles (4.66 kilometers)
- Average Pace: 13:48 mins / mi
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Calories Burned: 440.8
I was kicking buttocks in today’s run, at least for a mildly asthmatic beginner. My average pace for the first 20 minutes was 13:13 mins / mi. I was quite pleased with that. Eventually, the first parts of me that began to fatigue were my calves and the muscles around my ankles. Of all strange things, right?
Near the end of the run I had to do a lot of brisk-ish walking (as much as I could), and in order to maintain a 13:xx mins / mi average I decided to do a very fatigued form of interval jogging. It kept me moving faster and burning more calories than I would have been able to accomplish by simply pushing to failure. Let’s be honest, “failure” was close at that point.
My lower back did begin to get sore during today’s run, but it wasn’t bad. Just a little annoying. I began to experiment with landing on the toes of my feet rather than my heels, but that just feels weird as hell. It did help my back a bit, though, so I maintained the strangeness for a couple of minutes.
I did choose to use the inhaler once during today’s workout.
Today’s planned duration was 45 minutes, of which I ended up doing 40 minutes. This was due to another slight miscalculation in the amount of time that it takes to travel (by foot) between home and the location at which I do my training.
After today’s workout, I’m not exaggerating, I had been sweating so much that I looked like I had just got out of the swimming pool. I saw myself in the mirror and had to raise an eyebrow at it. 440.8 calories indeed!
Final thoughts on today’s run: I’m very pleased with it. An approximate 440.8 calories is a very good calorie burn, and I am feeling pretty awesome that I was actually able to maintain a jog for roughly 30 minutes straight. That’s down right impressive considering what I’m working with, and I began today’s workout thinking that there was absolutely no way that I could do it. Yet I did, plus the run went very smooth over all.
I’m a happy camper.
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