Started my half-marathon training
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I started off with running a 5 K on the treadmill. I increased my speed starting off at 4 mph, and moved up to 4.5 mph within 2 minutes where I stayed for the first third, then increased to 4.6 mph until about 2 miles, then increased to 4.8 mph, 5 mph and at the end 5.5 mph.
time was 40:36 min., pulse at the end was about 160.
Incline was set to 1. average pace about 4.58 mph
Running on the treadmill is harder for me than outside. I think it's the boredom and having nothing interesting to look at.
I just looked at my blogs from one year ago. I had not given up wheat nor gone low-carb and in retrospect it is so easy for me to see why my running did not improve.
Then I did change to low-carb and wheat-free shortly before my half-marathon but my body had not really fully transitioned to using fat as fuel.
I am really looking forward to seeing how much I can improve my running on a low-carb diet.
I'll have to go and buy a new heart-rate monitor to continue training according to the Maffetone method (heartrate cap of 180-age with some variation).
I'm pretty sure that my running is better than it was about a year ago, even though I did not do much running this spring and summer.
Tomorrow I'm planning on strength training and a little sprinting.