Monday, December 29, 2008

St. Petersburg Beach

On our anniversary in 2007, Susan and I flew to Tampa and went to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. We absolutely loved the area that we came back this past August. When we were talking with the girls about where they would like to go over Christmas break, they said they wanted to go somewhere warm. We left on Friday morning and headed to just south of Atlanta. That trip took us about 12 hours. The next day we had a short day and arrived around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon. Our condo that we reserved for 4 days is a two bedroom, two bath. We are having a great time. We have enjoyed walking on the beach every morning and evening. We will be here until Wednesday morning when we head to Orlando to visit Shamu for New Year's Eve. Thursday we will comeback to St. Petersburg for one night and the girls and Susan will fly back to Springfield. I will be on my way to Virginia for some Public Health Service training for two weeks.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Run

Well another year is coming to a close. I have really increased my running lately. Last week I logged 26 miles and the week before I logged 25. I owe the increase in my intensity to Rob, who has embraced running at an obsessive level. I am also big time trying to get my weight to 155. I am feeling really good running at this weight (167). Today I ran 6 miles in Republic. The sun was out and was shining brightly. The crisp December air was highlighted by a 20 mph wind from the South. Surely this wind running will help my overall speed in the spring when marathon time comes around.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Route:--Elev. Avg:0 ft
Location:Springfield, MOElev. Gain:+0 ft
Date:12/07/08Up/Downhill: [+0/-0]
Time:08:12 AMDifficulty:0 / 5.0
 28 F temp; 55% humidity
 28 F heat index; winds SE 12

Distance: 10.00 miles
Speed:6.1 mph
Pace:9' 52 /miHeart Rate:148 bpm (Avg)
Calories:1752170 bpm (Peak)
Elevation (ft)
Pace (min/mile)
Heart Rate (bpm)
Heart Rate Zones
In Zone
In Zone
Zone 5176 - 1950h 00m0% 0.00 mi
Zone 4156 - 1760h 20m20% 2.17 mi
Zone 3137 - 1561h 12m73% 7.43 mi
Zone 2117 - 1370h 11m11% 0.93 mi
Zone 198 - 1170h 01m1% 0.11 mi
(none)out of range0h 00m0% 0.01 mi
MilePace (min/mile)Speed (mph)Heart
actual+/- avgactual+/- avg
19' 37-0' 156.2+0.1140-- ft
210' 04+0' 126.0-0.1145-- ft
39' 48-0' 046.1+0.0145-- ft
410' 21+0' 295.8-0.3147-- ft
59' 49-0' 036.1+0.0148-- ft
610' 09+0' 175.9-0.2148-- ft
710' 16+0' 245.8-0.2149-- ft
810' 01+0' 096.0-0.1148-- ft
99' 54+0' 026.1-0.0152-- ft
108' 55-0' 576.7+0.6160-- ft
end********170** ft
Versus average of 9' 52 min/mile
** Insufficient data to calculate this split