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Tempo Run

29 12 2007

29 December 2007 (AM Run)

I did a modified speed/”fartlek” run this morning along the 2-mile route inside the camp with the goal of running 6.2 miles or 10 kilometers to find out if I can still improve my time. Using the TIMEX “Zone Trainer Digital Heart Rate Monitor”, I would like also to experience the feeling of reaching my Maximum Heart Rate during my speed run workout.

I made three rounds along the 2-mile route inside the camp and additional 400 meters to complete the distance of 6.2 miles or 10 kilometers. I registered the following split times every round:

1st round—-16:25 mins

2nd round—-31:44 mins

3rd round—-47:49 mins

400 meters—-49:52 mins

From my TIMEX Zone Trainer Heart Monitor, I got the following data:

Peak Heart Rate—-173

Minimum Heart Rate—143

Average Heart Rate—-157

Total Calories—-769

I made a 1-mile cool-down run at 9:00 min pace/mile after the speed run and it was followed by stretching.

It appears that I am slowly improving my time for the 10K distance.

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