Last Outdoor Run Before Hurricane Matthew!
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but I’ve got a really big hurricane coming my way. You would never have been able to tell by the beautiful weather at the beach last night.
During my lunch break at work I texted Adam to let him know I was going to Target to pick up some hurricane supplies. I came home with three BEAUTIFUL smelling soy candles (two of which were on sale for only $7) and a pack of AA batteries. Priorities.
I guess it’s a good thing Adam picked up some bottled water and canned goods.
Last night was probably the last time I’ll be able to run outside until Saturday or Sunday.
It was really humid out but I only had three easy miles on the schedule so I took my time and enjoyed the night.
My average heart rate was only 157 which is like a miracle for me on a run. 157 may sound a bit high for such a short, easy run but it was 84*F with 75% humidity.
Actually, I’m pretty proud of myself for keeping my heart rate in the 150s and making my easy miles easy despite no longer being on a Hansons plan.
Even though I don’t think Hansons is for me, I do still think a lot of the principles are solid and applicable to any training plan. For example, to me it just makes sense that you should keep your easy miles easy so that you are as fresh as possible for your running workouts.
Now that I’m tracking my heart rate I feel like I am really learning what “easy” is. I could say “oh yeah XX pace is easy” but seeing the effort reflected in my heart rate is a nice piece of quantifiable info for this data nerd!
Anyway, I should go and see what I can do tonight to help prep for the storm. If you’re also in the path of Hurricane Matthew stay safe and stay dry!
What’s your favorite fall scented candle?
Do you track your heart rate during runs?
Do you know if a new Garmin Forerunner is coming out this month?
I may be in the market but if a new model is coming out this month I’ll wait!