Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pie, Hills and Wind

The above picture is how I spent part of my morning. Time well spent, and time will be even better spent consuming this fine, homemade apple pie tomorrow for Thanksgiving. It's made by following a top-secret recipe I found on the internet.

Once that was out of the oven and set out to cool, I headed out for a run on a hilly, 10 mile loop from my house. The second run with the Garmin 410 went great. I experimented with the Auto-Scroll setting, which switches data screens every few seconds once the run starts. You can also pick the speed and I figured the medium setting would be a good start.

I wasn't sure if the Auto-Scroll would annoy me or not, but I actually found it useful and liked it. I have it switching between two screens: one shows the chronograph, lap pace (set at one mile), and distance. The other shows a HR zone graph, current HR, and average HR. That seemed to be just fine and dandy, so I think I'll leave this feature on for at least a while.

Run itself went great. Chilly and windy out, but given that I haven't seen the sun in several days, I found the brightness to be invigorating and got in a good run. The first few miles were a bit slow, but as I warmed up the pace quickened. Almost a true progression run, aided by having the wind at my back for the final few miles.

Ran 10.0 miles @ 7:44/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 151/164
HR Zone - 3.7
Paved roads.
Very hilly.
Upper 30s, sunny, windy.
Saucony Kinvara, long pants, windbreaker, short sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.

You can see a couple of spikes in the beginning of the above HR graph, but I suspect that's the result of me adjusting the strap while running. 


RunSueRun said...

Impressive hidden talent! I'm salivating...

John said...

Oooh, I'd have to wear more than that, but I like to be warm when I run, even hot. I'd definitely have something thermal, an outer layer of fleece, and the windbreaker.

Sparkplug said...

Yum, that pie looks good! Hope you had a happy turkey day :-)

pathfinder said...

Top Secret recipe .....from the internet, isn't that an oxymoron? The real secret is what type of apples you use.