Training Tales: Yessi Day 7

Posted: May 9, 2011 in Training Tales
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Yessi looking out over Art Hill after our sweaty run in the humidity.

Yessi and I kicked off her second full week of training by running in Forest Park this morning. We jogged on the scenic yet hilly main trail, beginning at the softball fields and passing by the zoo and running down the hill along Skinker Boulevard. We finished by walking up the hill by the Art Museum, passing the zoo and returning to the softball fields. The temperature was in the 70s and extremely humid, so we wound up drenched in sweat. It took us a while to get back to our starting point, so we had a nice, relaxing walk at the end.

We stuck with the 5-minute program of alternating walks and runs and I used my lap feature on the Garmin watch to get a more accurate reading of our pace for each interval. Yessi kept up a pretty steady pace, averaging around 10:45-minute miles, which is commendable, given the hilly nature of the course. She recovered quickly and is ready to do longer run sessions tomorrow.

Here is our seventh day’s workout:

  • 10-minute walk to warm up
  • 5 minutes of running at an average pace of 10:2o-minute miles
  • 5-minute recovery walk
  • 5 minutes of running at 10:51-minute mile pace
  • 5-minute recovery walk
  • 5 minutes of running at 10:15-minute mile pace
  • 31-minute walk to cool down
Total time working out: 1 hour, 6 minutes
Total running time: 15 minutes
Total Distance: 4.25 miles
Trail: Forest Park main path
Conditions: Sunny, 57 degrees
Yessi: Said she did not have a lot of energy from not sleeping much the night before, but once we began, she ran steadily and easily, it seemed. She did not seem to get out of breath at all, which is a great of improvement. The trail got pretty hilly in some places, which accounts for our slightly slower pace today.
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