Had a pretty good run this morning, despite some distractions for Julia on the trail in the form of other dogs+owners passing by.
I pushed myself during the last 50 seconds of running again and got up to 7mph. Not sustainable of course but a good sprint push to end the workout. I am running these days on the trail at Jennie Dean park and i really enjoy the wooded scenery plus the rolling hills built into the trail. I don’t want to be the girl who trains only on flat surfaces that gets shell shocked when a 5k course has some hills involved.
Trying to still pay attention to fitness indicators like HR (and my numbers show my cardio fitness is improving every week so that’s awesome), but also now looking to improve running efficiency by monitoring not only speed/pace but also cadence. According to this article: http://www.rungearrun.com/resources/cadence.php the closer one can get to a cadence of 85-95, the more efficient and less injury prone the running stride is. I’m currently running at a cadence of 79, which means even though I’m not a heel striker I may still be overstriding. So I’m going to work on that over the next few runs. i peeked at Jon’s stats and he is running just at 85 so while he could use some efficiency improvement as well he is doing better in this area than i am.
Here are my running stats for today’s session: