Monday, June 18, 2012
I did my running on an outside track today and started with running 1 mile in shoes, followed by 2 miles barefoot. I did not wear my heart rate monitor but think my pulse was around 130-134. I needed about 40 minutes for 3 miles so speed was around 4. 5 mph.
After that (and after putting my shoes back on) I did 4 sprints of 100 meters each. It took me about 22 seconds to complete each of them.
I'm planning to try a few short sprints once a week, starting with 100 meters sprinting followed by 300 meters recovery.
I'm also planning on one long run per week which will increase over time. I will not follow a very strict schedule but decide how long I want to run by feel. I will measure time rather than distance primarily.
I am planning on running 6 days/week and Keeping my heart rate under 134 bpm for all of it except the sprints.
In addition I will do some swimming, diving, some horseback riding, some hiking and walking with the dogs and some strength training.
There will be a lot more physical activity over the summer, some of it gardening, some of mucking out at the barn, some yoga or ballet and anything else that seems fun or needs done.
I feel pretty confident that I will see some significant improvement in my health and fitness level this year.