Thursday, July 8, 2010

Day 11: Hot Weather, Sick Dog, and a Time Trial

Today is Day 11 of the 98-day 4:00 marathon training plan. This is an "easy" week, only 28 miles.

I'm home with a dog who licked himself a new... hot spot. Damn near licked his elbow clean off. Now he's a hot dog with a Cone of Shame, some cream, and lots of pills. (Don't worry work people, this is vacation time! Despite the fact that he is a family member, I'm not sure this is eligible for FMLA leave.)

On the training schedule today is a one-mile time trial. This will be done on the treadmill with the heart monitor. Next one's in four weeks so I can check progress. I would like to start charting average HR vs. average pace to get an idea of fitness. Temperature should also be factored in - anyone got any ideas how to chart fitness like this?

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