On February 19th I'm walking in the Austin Marathon with a friend, Stephen. He's the one on the left in the picture below. Andy is the one on the right. Andy is just a little bit taller than I am (maybe an inch or two depending on what shoes we are wearing!).
Stephen is one of they guys I play tennis with on Thursdays. He's a "funny" guy. He's very athletic but seem clump /clumsy sometimes. Some matches he plays great and other times, if you didn't know him, you'd wonder if he just started playing. VERY intellegent, very social but seems shy at the same time. Great guy all around... Any way. Since we've only played tennis I don't know what to expect from participating in this marathon with him. I know he's done them (running) in the past but has some kind of injury or something that is preventing him this time. He said he is definitely "walking" this one. But I'm sure his "walking" is faster than I can go so I'm expecting to be jogging most of it.
Today I'm seeing how far I can go and how long it takes me.
My first leg will be to go to Planet fitness and back (about 6 miles I think).
My second leg will be to go zig zag through the streets on the area neighborhoods for a couple hours.
I've accomplished the first leg. Did much better than I thought I could.
I use an iphone app called Endomondo. It tracks all kinds data and sends it to their website for easy viewing. I went 5.36 miles in one hour twelve minutes. average speed 3.96 MPH! max speed 6.35mph it estimated I burned 505 calories but my HRM gave me 733. (note found my info not in there it had me at 336 lbs and two feet tall!!)
1st mile 16:56 (slowest mile)
2nd mile 13:43 (fastest mile) mostly down hill or level
3rd mile 14:16
4th mile 15:13
5th mile 14:45
Here are some screen shots from what I can see about my workout on Endomondo.
On the map below it shows you were when you reach each Mile. The blue line is your route you took.
It also shows in a graph an overlay of how fast you go (lime green line) and the elevation (gray part). I found it was easier to run up the hills as far as I could rather than walk them! I also ran the down hill parts. I'd run and walk the flat parts, running as much as I could.
I love data, analyzing information, playing with numbers. Maybe that's why I'm in accounting!!
I think tomorrow I'll go out again and do the zig zag part and enjoy my victory today.