The following was written yesterday after the training 10k race:
Today in the morning before I was about to take the run I wasn’t up for it at all. The ground was packed with snow and the temperature lay around -8 degrees Celsius.
I knew that my racing time wouldn’t be accurate, so the whole thing felt a little futile. The reason for that is that I haven’t got a measured track on plain ground to run at here in Alingsås so then I have to rely on the garmin watch footpod’s accuracy, which I from before know to have faulted a little too much – even in summertime. And when the ground is a little slippery like it was today the little kinetic sensor in the footpod will be even more unreliable.
Earlier this year, when I ran at kretsloppet the watch showed 10.45 km and that I ran with an avg pace of 4:48. Since I ran after the pace of the watch that lead to me thinking I did a better race than I did. :S
So – never rely on the accuracy of the pod. I haven’t calibrated it, but sometimes it shows 0.5k wrong in both directions, so that shouldn’t change it that much.
But… I ran a good training race today and even if it later shows that I didn’t ran exactly 10k I’m satisfied. It was cold as **** and more than half of the time I had head-wind, which made the freezing wind even more evil
For fun I weighed myself before and after. I’ve never done that before.
Weight before: 66.5 kg
Weight after: 66.1 kg
So I lost 0.4 dl of fluids during the run.
Here’s the data for the training race. And remember – the distance and pace may not be totally accurate
Total distance: 10 km
Total Time: 38:37
Avg pace: 3:52
Avg HR: 176
Avg Cadence: 93
And now today's run:
Day 20 - 30 min easy
It was only -5 degrees today
Had an early run in the morning.
Felt good. A little sore thighs from yesterdays training race.
The snow crystals whipped in the face, but that didn’t bother me much – but it sure gave me a kick-start of the day.
Avg pace: 4:52
Avg HR: 149
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