Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bearkat Bash 5k



Name Bearkat Bash 5k
Location Houston, TX
Start Time 9/21/2013 7:18 AM (UTC-05:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 3.17 mi Time 00:21:02.0
Time Moving 00:21:02.0 Stopped 00:00:00.0
Average pace 06:38 min/mi Max. pace 05:34 min/mi
Weather Cloudy; 70.9 °F
Notes This was my first race in about a year; a local 5k put on by Klein High School. Since I haven't raced in some time and the workouts I've been doing really haven't lent themselves to a good estimate of my fitness, I had no idea what kind of time to expect or how I'd be feeling with a hard effort. I very likely predestined myself as I walked from the parking lot to the start area. Some quick math, suggested 7 minute miles were too slow and 6:30 was too fast. So I settled on 6:45. I'd like to think that's very nearly what I ran because I'm so tuned in to my body. In reality, I think I ran 6:45 simply because I pre-programmed myself to do so. I likely had a faster time in me. Perhaps not significantly faster; just faster than what I ended up with.

Running the race is good as it now serves as my new baseline for training paces.

Other tidbits: the Overall Men's Masters winner ran 18:30. He is 62 years old. I won the 40-49 age group and received a small plaque. Somehow a 21:04 doesn't seem worthy of a plaque but I suppose it's representative of the field more than anything else. I also came in 15th overall. I believe many of those ahead of me were the high school cross country team.

It was fun and good to be "back in the race". 5
GPS Track Points 245, average recording interval: 5.0s / 68.25 ft

Map: Street - (Mapnik)


No Start
Duration Distance Average
1 7:18:41 AM 0.00 mi 00:06:35 1.00 mi 06:35 min/mi
2 7:25:16 AM 1.00 mi 00:06:45 1.00 mi 06:45 min/mi
3 7:32:02 AM 2.00 mi 00:06:36 1.00 mi 06:36 min/mi
4 7:38:39 AM 3.00 mi 00:01:07 0.20 mi 05:42 min/mi
Totals: 00:21:02.0 3.17 mi 06:38 min/mi

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013




Name 8M LHR
Location Houston, TX
Start Time 9/18/2013 5:15 AM (UTC-05:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 7.89 mi Time 01:20:20.0
Time Moving 01:20:20.0 Stopped 00:00:02.0
Average pace 10:10 min/mi Max. pace 08:08 min/mi
Average heart rate 128 bpm Max. heart rate 140 bpm
Weather Sunny; 76.1 °F
Notes Uneventful low-heart rate run.

BPM target < 134

Heart Rate

Min. Max. Avg.
81.8 bpm 140.0 bpm 128.4 bpm

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013




Location Houston, TX
Start Time 9/17/2013 5:10 AM (UTC-05:00) Category My Activities:Running
Distance 9.42 mi Time 01:19:50.0
Time Moving 01:19:50.0 Stopped 00:00:04.0
Average pace 08:28 min/mi Max. pace 07:24 min/mi
Weather Sunny; 76.5 °F
Notes After a couple "unforced" days off, I simply needed to get back out there. Had designs on running a 8:17 pace with whatever cutdowns were required to get there after the the first couple miles. However after about 5 miles, I could see this run wasn't the time to be pushing it hard to the end so I just let the pace happen.

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