Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Funday

There simply is no better way to start a Monday than with a long run.  I love the feeling of getting a bunch of miles done before work!

I had this same 90 minute run (amazing that I spent an entire 4.5 minutes waiting at stoplights between the local park and the trail...I guess that's the downside of rush hour timing) a week and a half ago, the morning after my dad's heart attack.  It was nice to see how much faster I could run it - all at an easy pace - when I was well rested!

I finally went and looked up what that Pa:HR number means in the data analysis section.  It's a metric for decoupling as a measure of aerobic fitness and a number under 5% is preferred.  As I negative split this run quite well with minimal increase in heart rate, my Pa:HR of 1.82% makes sense!


I hope everyone has a great week!

4 comments:

Steve said...

I love running before work too. I have been waking up too late lately. Oh well.

Hope you have a great week too. :)

Meredith said...

Ha! Would love to see what you do with a not easy run :) Glad to hear your week is off to a good start.

heather said...

Oh Lord have mercy. It took me a while to get my breath back after reading that first sentence. "There is no better way to way start a Monday than with a long run." I'm going to giggle about that for a while.

Stefanie Frank said...

I have a long run next Monday -- first time the long run has shown up on that day and I'm kind of excited for it!