18 July 2010

First Run in Months Without a Backpack

Since sometime in May I've been running running with a backpack that when full of water weighs in at 30 lb's. I would've thought this would get my "run as fast as I can" pace back down to 6mm's, but much to my surprise, I'm not any faster than I usually run without a 'case of beer' strapped to my back! Tonight's run was in fact slower for what I intended to be a fast short run!

Last year I was running mid to high 6mm's whenever I wanted to, so my goal for this year was to maintain a 6mm. And now tonight, I just couldn't get there, let alone maintain it. However, it could be that tonight's run was in 89° heat with a dew point of 71° or maybe from adding an extra gallon of water to my backpack for yesterdays run wore me down. Oh well, if I cant run fast anymore at least I can carry plenty of water and stuff to keep me entertained on my long slow runs!

Gotta run,

Route:--Elev. Avg:864 ft
Location:--Elev. Gain:-3 ft
Date:07/18/10Up/Downhill: [+141/-144]
Time:6:50 PMDifficulty:1.7 / 5.0
Distance: 2.46 miles
Speed:7.8 mph
Pace:7' 44 /mi
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Elevation
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
17' 21-0' 238.2+0.4+10 ft
28' 08+0' 247.4-0.4-36 ft
end7' 36-0' 087.9+0.1+23 ft
Versus average of 7' 44 min/mile

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