Deat heat with molasses?

August 16, 2004

I checked the time for todays run. I did about a mile and a quarter (estimated loop) in about 13 minutes. It works out to (probably) a little faster than 11:00 pace.

That is slow, but it is not slower than molasses. In fact, I think I could probably race molasses to a photo finish. This is good news.

The better news is that after the first half mile, which is always hard for me, I got my wind and my pace and could probably have run longer. Perhaps this weekend I will start adding more distance.

And now I get to go schedule xrays for my knees, just to see what is happening.

Posted by Red Ted at August 16, 2004 12:47 PM | TrackBack

I have had very good results by using a heart-rate-monitor - to improve my speed without injuring myself. The mythical "they" say you should train at 70-75% of your max heart rate - which means training in the mid/high 150's for me.

*Not* going too fast has been critical in avoiding injury.

good luck

good luck

Posted by: fasteddie at August 16, 2004 05:49 PM

Thanks for the kind wishes.

At the moment, my limiting factor is wear and tear on my knees, and that is something I handle by feel and not by heart rate.

With luck, I might even get up from my current 2 miles a week to a whopping 12 miles or so. I doubt that I will ever again train 30 to 40 miles a week.

Posted by: Ted K at August 18, 2004 08:38 AM
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