Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Running to Build Endurance, Again.

Didn't think I was going to get on a treadmill tonight at LA Fitness, shocker, so I decided to try the gym in my building. The room was empty which tells me the people in my building don't workout, or they have already worked out and have better things to do with their lives at 7:00pm. Obviously they are better at time management then myself, or they don't work like dogs.

Seeing as I was the only one in the room, I happily snapped a quick picture of myself on the treadmill, alone, and started my run. I ran 5 miles with a basic build up starting at 8:00 per mile and ending at 8:00 per mile. In the middle I ramped up the pace a bit.

Here is how the mile splits ended up:

Mile 1 - 8:00/mile
Mile 2 - 7:45/mile
Mile 3 - 7:30/mile
Mile 4 - 7:15/mile
Mile 5 - 8:00/mile
Average Heart Rate: 145 BPM

It was a good run overall. I'm looking forward to more of these runs in the coming weeks. One thing I was told is not to skip the warm-up and cool-down portions of my workouts. I plan on keeping to that advice.

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