Monday, July 16, 2012

Week in Review: July 9-15

Not the week I imagined, but I managed a few miles. For now, all bets are off--no training goals for the rest of this year and no races planned. Not sure I'll even follow through and do Howl at the Moon 8-Hour on August 11.  Not ready and I have no motivation. Why waste my time?  For the near future, I run when I want to, not when my schedule says I need to run. If running makes me happy, then I'll run more.  If it simply creates more pressure and stress, then I skip it. Why force it?  Why add unhappiness? I'm not a professional athlete, so this running thing is a hobby...to be enjoyed. The last time I really enjoyed running was back in January at the Riddle Run 28 mile "fat ass" event. That was a long time ago. Seems like another life.

Here are basic run statistics from this past week. Nothing special.

Count:5 Activities
Distance:35.23 mi
Max Distance:10.06 mi
Avg Distance:7.05 mi
Time:6:25:41 h:m:s
Avg Speed:5.5 mph
Max Speed:8.9 mph
Avg HR:127 bpm
Max HR:156 bpm
Avg Run Cadence:75 spm
Max Run Cadence:104 spm
Calories:4,383 C

Hope life gets better soon. With extreme changes at work 2 years ago, my running has suffered for 23 months now. I am cautiously optimistic that work issues will improve within the next month. When work turns around, running usually follows.

5 comments:

trice said...

You are seeing the light. I stopped adding my times to DailyMile because I was tired of being a slave to my watch. Now, I just go out and run. Much more fun.

Chris said...

Don't get crazy on me Tom! I can still log my miles, but not care about total miles, paces, or races. My GPS watch does all the tedious crap for me. I just upload and all the stats follow.

But you are right about the "just have fun and run" attitude. As a wise buffalo used to say "It's just running."

Mark Law said...

Hey Chris,been following you blog since I ran accross it the first of the year. The trials and tribulations you have encountered mirror my experiences, although I don't cover nearly the miles you do! Hope the magic returns soon.

Just curious, what watch do you use to get the cadence stats? I have a Garmin 305 and have thought about adding the footpod, but I am afraid it will override the gps function ... you thoughts would be appreciated!

Chris said...

Mark,

I have the Garmin Forerunner 305 too. Added the footpod a few months later and like it. The pod can override the GPS if you let it (like on a treadmill), but you can select to have the GPS still function and then the pod will simply add cadence to your stats. When the watch detects the pod, it'll ask you whether you are using it indoors (where you'd want the pod to dominate)--if you say "No" then the GPS will continue to function.

Mark Law said...

Awesome, thanks!