Took 2 days off running and have been veggie free for several days. Since “M” has a game in the morning, I did my “long jog” today. 4.05 miles 1:09:12. The first two miles were kind of, almost in the “zone”: 1-14:48 2-15:40 3-18:04 4-19:44. My HR stayed under the Maffetone limit (117) until the third mile. After that 122 seems to be an easy level at which I practice talking out loud to myself.
My Garmin Watch gives other information, which I just became aware of. Last week, I calculated the number of steps per mile and realized they were pretty short. Turns out the watch calculates that. Last week it was 0.53 METERS, today 0.57 meters. Confirming I ran better. It also averages the steps over the whole run, so I am sure the first part was better. It does the same with Cadence. This time 164-190 range. 180 is considered optimum and apparently that is species wide.
I think this graphic says a lot:
This thought can be applied to lots of things, n’est-ce pas?