Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Consistency and Heart Rate

Without really trying I had a very consistent 6 mile tempo run this morning. With the help of 174 and 177 bpm podrunner mixes I ended up with the following splits:

Mile 1: 11:06 (warm up and podcast recording)
Mile 2: 10:55
Mile 3: 10:58
Mile 4: 10:50
Mile 5: 10:49
Mile 6: 10:52

Total for 6.16 = 1:07:00

I am happy to see my average pace at 10:52 - under 11 min/mi. It is making me more confident that I can get my marathon pace down under 11:27 min/mi which is what I need to break the 5 hour barrier.

These splits, btw, are with 30 sec walking breaks at the end of each mile.

My average heart rate was 158 - and my max just 172. I think my max heart rate has dropped since last year. I will have to calculate it again. Last year my max rate was higher than the calculated rate because I used a number that was an actual measured high rate of 189. I haven't even hit 180 in my training this year. That is probably a good thing. I also need to measure my resting heart rate again. That may be slower than the measured 58 bpm I got from my doctor at my checkup.

Happy running all!


Susan said...

I am ULTRA impressed with your results.

I got ten hours of sleep last night; maybe now I am caught up and can perform better!

Maddy said...

You are well on your way to breaking the five hour barrier.

I am so impressed with your heart rate. After our chat I'm thinking I need to start thinking about getting a heart rate monitor.

The Garmin 305 is calling my name

IrishBlue said...

Wow, that is consistent. I've been working on that myself. It's not that easy to do, even with the Garmin.