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
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.