My Training Plan called for 6.5 miles today. I would consider this my longest run since last July when I was out for a 7 mile run and "injured" my right knee, mostly likely from increasing the miles too fast and too soon. I was a little leary and nervous/anxious for this run.
Overall, I tried to keep it at a Run 5-7 minutes/Walk 1 minute. That became more difficult as the distance added up, especially within the last couple of miles. I really had a hard time keeping my heart rate down. If I would have ran any slower, some may have thought I was trying to walk it all. Rediculous! I don't know if this struggle had anything to do with consuming a couple (okay a few) good beverages last night. Hmm.
Oh my god... can I say boring? I have never been that bored before on the treadmill. Blech. I was sick of seeing the same stories over and over on CNN and Fox News. I would have pulled a muscle in my neck or fallen off the treadmill if I would have continued to "try" to watch the basetball game on a tv to the right of my machine. Geez. If I would have waited until this afternoon, I probably could have done it outside, but I like to get it done right away in the morning. So that just wasn't an option today.
ORN: 6.55 miles
Avg HR: 150
Max HR: 180