Last Night’s Workout
- 3 miles outside, warm and windy
Last night when Danny got home from work, we packed the kids up and headed to a nearby trail so I could run. The trail is a one mile loop with a park in the middle. So, while I was running, Danny played with the kids at the park.
I ran three miles and was happy with my time. I did get a side cramp at about two miles and had to walk for a minute.
I wore both my Garmin and my heart rate monitor.
I noticed that my heart rate went up right when I started running to about 160. It got up to about 170-175 bpm. I feel like it went up too fast and stayed high. Maybe that’s why I run out of energy so quickly. But it’s harder to start slower when you’re already a slow runner
The calorie counts were also different on the two watches. The Garmin said I burned 343 calories and the Polar said I burned 409 calories. I wonder which one is more accurate.
I wore my Mizuno Inspire 9s and my calf sleeves.
My right quad hurt more than my calves this run, and surprisingly my back hurt towards the end of my run. I have never had back pain while running, so it was weird. Have you ever had back pain while running?
- Butts and Guts Class – 60 minutes
Swim lessons were canceled this morning because it’s only about 60 degrees. We have actually been having quite a mild summer here in Chicagoland. Not that I’m complaining. It makes running outside easier.
After the gym, I stopped at McDonald’s for a coffee
Well, it’s official. Yesterday, I signed up for the Zooma Half Marathon in Chicago on August 10th.
I’m supposed to have a few meet-ups with the other Zooma half marathon challenge athletes and ambassadors soon. There’s a meeting with a sports doctor and a cocktail hour, a yoga class, and a course preview run coming up. I don’t know if I can make it to everything, but I’ll try!
The Zooma half marathon also has a section on the registration form where you can note if this is your first half marathon. If you’re running your first half marathon or get a personal record at the race, you get a special PR medal.
I admit, I am most excited for the medal. Instead of medals for finishing, Zooma hands out necklaces which is something different, but I really want a medal
Speaking of races, this race is coming to Chicago soon:
I need to run that race…in my prom dress.
Have a great afternoon!
- Which would you prefer: a medal or a necklace?
- Would you run a race is a prom dress or tuxedo? I would.
- Did you workout today?