Today I found out my HRM/GPS is a LIAR. I changed up some settings so I could see the speed easier to find out why my speed doesn't seem to be improving. ((Yes, I know I've said I don't care about speed, but apparently I was wrong, I do!)) Anyway, during a walking interval I was booking it...at the very least 4mph..and all of the sudden it registered 2.8 for several seconds. I had been noticing the elevation seemed to be way off-saying I had a variance of about 100 ft, when there's no way there's more than maybe 20 where I usually go. My guess is the satellite reception is hindered from the mountains we have around here-I live in a valley.
I went out father than I intended so my over all time and distance was increased. According to my liying GPS I went 41 minutes and 3 miles at an average speed of 4.4. But, if it was lying about the speed (and I know it was), then how can I trust it on the distance?? ...The thing I'm going to hold onto is that I went out and did my run and I can tell by the way my body feels that I'm getting better. I ran several 60 second intervals, and cut my recovery intervals down some more. I ran a total of 10.25 minutes (6 of those in 1 minute intervals, three thirty second, and the rest 45 second)...and walked a total of 7.25 minutes (other than warm up and cool down).
I think I'm going to go to halhigdon's 30/30 plan. I'm actually missing running on the days I don't go. I wanted to start out very slow, but I don't think 30 minutes (well, 15 of actual running---and that's interval running) would be bad. If my body throws too much of a fit, then I'll go back to every other day. Somehow I don't think it will!!
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