9:12 AM 26 May 2008 @ The Libingan ng mga Bayani
It was a day after the 2008 Doc Fit “Takbo Para Sa Puso” at the UP Campus and I was supposed to have a rest day but with my slower run during this race, I decided to have a short run at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
The sky was cloudy that morning that I finally decided to run after taking my breakfast. I left my quarters inside Fort Bonifacio at 9:00 AM and slowly jogged towards the Libingan Road. Once I crossed the road, I started to run at my 75% effort along the measured 2-mile distance loop towards the Gate of the Libingan ng mga Bayani and was able to register the following data from my GF 305:
Distance—3.20 kms Time—17:43 mims
Average Pace—5:32 mins/km Average Speed—10.8 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—13.2 kms/hr Total Calories—233 cal
Average HR—146 bpm Maximum HR—159 bpm
Total Ascent—106 meters Total Descent—97 meters
Km 1—5:53 mins Km 2—5:18 mins Km 3—5:25 mins 203 meters—1:05 mins
After 5 seconds of slow jog, I started another round of the 2-mile distance loop with a faster pace which is about 95% of my effort. The following data registered in my GF 305:
Distance—3.21 kms Time—15:39 mins
Average Pace—4:52 mins/km Average Speed—12.3 kms/hr
Maximum Speed—14.3 kms/hr Total Calories—236 cal
Average HR—206 bpm Maximum HR—239 bpm
Total Ascent—127 meters Total Descent—125 meters
Km 1—4:46 mins Km 2—4:42 mins Km 3—5:11 mins 211 meters—1:00 min
From the starting point, I slowly jogged for another 800 meters until I reached my quarters. It was a nice calculated tempo run for the day and after finishing a 10K run a day before.
I could had made another round at a faster pace but the sun’s light was already breaking the clouds and I felt the heat of the sun to my body.
Surprisingly, my heart rate overshoot my usual 168-172 beat per minute range to an Average HR of 206 bpm to a Maximum HR of 239 bpm for the second run. However, I did not feel any difficulty in breathing or heaviness on my chest after the said run. I can still make another run but I decided not to force myself and I was satisfied already with the results of my run. This latest data that I got from my GF Heart Rate Monitor indicate that I am not utilizing my “turbo power” to its fullest! My body is now adjusting to the stress & physical activities brought about by my aerobic & anaerobic exercises for the past weeks.
Next time, I will try to have my tempo runs at the Headquarters Philippine Army Grandstand and Parade Grounds which was improved lately with lights and two drinking fountains with filtered water along the 980-meter jogging lane. The place is relatively flat. The jogging lane is open to anybody at 5:00 AM till 10:00 PM and has a secured Parking Area fronting the Officer’s Clubhouse or on the right side of the Grandstand.