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Four Hilly Miles

I ran the same 4.20 route I ran last Thursday. Although I ran it slightly slower, I was running it with a lower target heart rate (140 instead of 145.) I feel like I was able to run further on the hills before my heart rate got too high. I didn’t feel any stress from this being the third running day in a row. I’m going to take tomorrow off as scheduled, though I hope to start doing a low heart rate session on my bike on Fridays. Maybe next week. I don’t want to overtrain, so I’m walking a fine line. I am slightly sore right now, so this week, a rest will do me good.

Today is a new moon, so that means it’s a day off from Ashtanga. My wrists appreciate that. So my only other workout is the May Workout Challenge.

  • 60 crunches
  • 100 squats
  • 25 crunches
  • 25 reverse crunches
  • 16 ab twists
  • 25 second plank
  • 35 squats
  • 50 second plank
  • 50 Russian twists
  • 25 crunches

The heart rate breakdown for the run is: 13:20/ 133, 14:40/ 138, 14:56/ 139, 15:42/ 140. The average was 14:35/ 137. You can probably tell that the most significant hills start in the second mile and get more dramatic as I run. The last mile is almost entirely uphill. I seriously need to find a flat run at least once a week, even though I would have to drive to get there. The internet is refusing to stay connected for more than about 30 seconds, so searching for a route is getting frustrating. Thanks, Suddenlink.

One Response to “Four Hilly Miles”

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