Columba, A great improvement. Over 3 mins is a lot to knock off, you must be doing something right, well done. It sounds like an idyllic course, the sort of thing I would like for a training course. I am always to preoccupied in a race to notice too much.
Very windy for my 9 miler today. I did finish strong with the last k under 8 min miling.
09:28 AM Saturday, November 22, 2014
Mean Temp = -4c, Min Temp = -9c, Max Temp = 1c Humidity = 68%
Mean Wind Speed = 18 kph, Mean Wind Direction = SSW
Run Duration = 85:12, Run Length = 14.8 Kms or 9.2 Miles
Average Run Pace = 05:44 per Km or 09:14 per Mile, Age grade = 63.9 %
Average Run WHR = 74.4 %, Max Run WHR = 88.1%
Average Run Cadence = 88.0, Average stride length = 1.0 m
JOGGING in your sixties and seventies could help slow down the ageing process, a study has found.
US researchers looked at the amount of energy expended by men and women who had stayed fit and active into their late sixties and early seventies. Half of them went for regular runs while the other half walked for at least half an hour three times a week or more.
They found that on a treadmill, the people who walked regularly expended just as much energy as a senior citizen who did no exercise – despite being fitter. They used up around 22 per cent more energy than people in their twenties.
But they found that the regular runners expended far less energy when walking on a treadmill – and found the task just as easy as 20-somethings.
The study, published in journal PLOS ONE, said the runners may have benefited from changes to their muscles that make them more energy efficient.
University of Colorado Boulder researcher Rodger Kram said: ‘The bottom line is that running keeps you younger, and allows older individuals to move more easily, improving their independence and quality of life.’
Columba, 6' of snow in 24 hours is a lot. I have experienced that but over a couple of days. The issue is where do you put it all. If you live on a typical city lot there is not much room.
JJ, My HRM battery died so no data but just for you I did the same thing today, this time with a charged up HRM. I tend to overheat on the treadmill so my HR ramps but on today's run I definitely felt the last mile.
The weather was tough today with ice all over the path so opted for the treadmill again.