Six Miles on a Track

Today I didn’t have a running partner and I wanted to get a six mile run in, so after I work I headed to my old high school track. I ran a pretty easy six miles. I felt pretty good after, I probably could have kept going, but I was hungry and getting bored of running around in circles. One thing I like about running on tracks is that it is easier on my knees. After running six miles with Sue around her neighborhood, my legs were definitely more sore.  Either that or I’m getting used to running the distance. But I figured I would now write about using my new Garmin 205. Its pretty awesome, actually.

Here are my stats:

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Ignore the numbers under pace, because obviously I was sitting at my desk inside my house, not running around a track. 🙂 The program that came with it breaks down each workout and shows a map of where you were running. Its neat.

Total Distance: 6.14 miles (I think it got screwed up when I stopped to take off my jacket, I don’t think the garmin auto paused in time.)
Total Time: 56 minutes and 15 seconds
Average Pace: 9:09/mile
Average Speed: 6.6 mph (what???)
Maximum Speed: 8.5 mph
Calories Burned: 629 (goodbye chocolate cake I ate at work today…haha.)

I’m so happy I got this for my birthday, because its going to really help me train for that upcoming half marathon in October.

After running, I came home and had some dinner.  I made a simple spinach salad with goat cheese, walnuts, carrots, craisins, and raspberry vinaigrette. Yum! I also had some sweet potatoes my mom had left over from dinner. I finished with a protein smoothie. With strawberries, mangoes and papayas to be exact.

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In my smoothie:

  • 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
  • about 1 cup of light soy milk
  • large handful of frozen strawberries, mangoes and papayas, with maybe a piece of pineapple thrown in.

Tasty.

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