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C25K: W3D2 DONE

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:

Garmin Connect

Comments

Connie said…
Way to go Jenni! You inspire me to move onward and upward! My W1D2 yesterday wasn't so great...outside and too much heat/humidity. Will stick with treadmill for time being...don't want to discourage myself and yesterday could have done me in, but I am determined to see this program through...that's what we runners do! In spite of what I lovingly refer to as my "near-death experience" yesterday, I am excited to do W1D3 tomorrow! I will have to work myself up to the great outdoors, but that's ok too. I will get there!
Way to go and keep up the great job!
Connie
Jenni - I'm really proud of you! Running is serious work and only a very few really stick with it. So congratulations on picking such a elite form of exercise and for pushing yourself to excel at it!

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