Saturday, April 25, 2009
Great Day, Great Run
This is going to be the prettiest day of the year in New York. 78 or so and sunny. Started off with a run, and simply felt great. The sun, the music, the day. So I decided to go my long route -- close to seven miles, and one I haven't run in over a year. USATF website says that this route has 535 feet of vertical climb in it, and over 1000 feet of elevation change. It is a challenge becuase it seems like there is always a hill coming up. Ran it in 55:20, for a great pace at right at 8 minute miles, and average heart rate of 157 or about 82%. Garmin also had it as a 1050 calorie run. Drank a Horizon low fat chocolate milk when I was done, one of my favorite post recovery drinks -- smooth, fills me up, hydrates, all good. What a great sunny day to come though, and just puts a smile on my face and bounce in my step with such a great start.