Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

18 minutes, 2 seconds

I went for another run taking the same route from my condo to Burton Street and back again. My hamstrings were really tight as I spent all weekend on a winter retreat with members from my church. The sore muscles were caused by too much broom ball (played on an ice rink), football (played on a frozen pond), and hiking in snow shoes. Plus, sitting around Sunday night to watch the Super Bowl and eating junk food didn't help either.

For fun, I calculated my target heart rate at www.cancer.org using their handy Target Heart Rate calculator. As a 30 year old guy (almost 31) I should be aiming for 95-142 beats-per-minute (bpm) when running. May be I'll splurge on my birthday and purchase a heart rate monitor. Who knows? As a result, I've updated this blog's name to reflect my findings and to make it a bit more personal.

Friday, February 04, 2005

17 minutes 44 seconds

I ran the same route as I did Tuesday and took 2 minutes off my time. My legs were stiff starting out, but second run sure loosened them up a lot. I'm starting to remember how good running made me feel and wondering why I ever stopped.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

19 minutes 13 seconds

I finally did it--I bought a pair of brand new running shoes (Adidas' Response Cushion) and hit the road for 19 minutes and 13 seconds. "Not too bad," I told myself considering I took two years off.