I had my last jog/walk this week from my training plan for the 10k that I am participating in on April 30th. Today's walk (and I am saying walk because I would be lying if I said I actually ran) was 3.5 miles. Using my new Polar FT4, I was able to determine the following stats:
Duration: 50 minutes 30 seconds
Calories burned: 665 (WooHoo!)
Average Heart Rate: 170
Maximum Heart Rate: 183 (Yikes!)
In Heart Rate Zone: 6 minutes 58 seconds
Now, I'm guessing the last part is bad. I was only "in my zone" for right around 7 minutes. When you initially set-up the heart rate monitor, it asks you to enter all of your stats like sex, height, weight, etc. I assume that it determines your appropriate heart rate zone for the duration of your exercise activity based on your stats. I'm guessing mine was too high. Guess I have to work on that...and read what that actually means.
Otherwise, I feel great!
Next week's plan is as follows:
Sunday (yep tomorrow): 2 Miles
Tuesday: 3 Miles
Thursday: 2 Miles
Saturday: 4 Miles
I really don't have a particular running pattern yet. I basically just try to warm up by walking and then run as far as I can without passing out. Today I probably ran a total of .75 miles. I guess that isn't bad for someone who "isn't a runner." But we shall see how this goes!
Oh, and to relate back to my post from earlier this week; I plan to have some Texas Sheet Cake to celebrate my step-son's birthday this evening. At least I planned it and already know what I'm going to eat, right?