Friday, March 9, 2007

It was a very nice day today weather-wise; it was about as good as you can ask for from Ohio in March. It was sunny and almost 60. To take advantage of the weather and get rid a little of my spring fever, after work I went out for a walk/run. I also wanted to see how close I could get to running since I'm supposed to be doing a 5K next weekend (It looks like I'll be doing it, but I'll be speed walking it with my sister-in-law. She and I are both in need of support for our first go round). Wow is running outside totally different from running on a treadmill. What seems ridiculously slow running outside had me winded in no time. I did do 5500 steps which according to the pedometer is approximately 3 miles. So, distance not a problem, the speed at which I do the distance is a problem. Not sure where to go from here. I guess I need to read some more about running outside.

1 comment:

Scott said...

I'm pushing heart rate monitors to everyone I talk to now. The trick is to keep your heart rate at the same beats per minute whether you're on the treadmill, walking, running, or doing aerobics. This will help you transition from indoor to outdoor activity...and back again in the fall/winter.