Friday, June 6, 2008

Back at it

Wow, that virus thing that's been going around really laid me out. Two days of shuttling from the couch to the bathroom. Pleasant, I know - sorry. Feeling better now, though, and got out for a run this morning, finally. One of my favorite routes, about 5 1/2 miles.



Beautiful morning, but a little windy. It's usually calm in the morning, then windy in the afternoons around here, but it was already breezy at 5 this morning. Perfect temperature for short sleeves, though. Nice easy run, averaging just under 8:15 pace. I'm really liking the Garmin's Virtual Training Partner - most of my routes start uphill and finish downhill, so I fall behind a little, then blaze past near the end. Kind of fun. Here's the mornings chart:

4 comments:

Nitmos said...

I'm jealous of your access to hills. Nothing but flat fields around here. Great for a pleasant afternoon run but TERRIBLE for any hard training.

Turi said...

It's hard to run anything without a hill in it around here. Closest to flat I can come is the trail that runs by the Truckee River through town. Of course, a lot of the fun races around here are up at Lake Tahoe, too, and it's hilly AND high altitude up there...

SnowLeopard said...

That isn't a digital picture of your watch face is it? Did it take you 1:24 to run that loop? That's really cool if you can actually post it! And for being so sick the past two days, that still a decent run- usually I'm wiped out for the next week and have to start all over building up my stamina again...

Turi said...

No, that was just a graphic I found online, to show what the "Virtual Training Partner" looks like. The 1:24 would mean that you're a minute 24 seconds ahead of whatever goal pace you set. I'm not all that sure what the little 15 is...

(Oh, and click on the graph below to see the splits - it was a 45 minute loop...)