Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My New Toy

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!  So, I went on my first run using my Garmin this morning.  I was going to just run my current usual 5.5 miles.  At about mile 4, I decided why not see if I can go ahead and run a full 10K (6.2 miles, just in case you didn’t already know that).  Wellguess what!  I did it!  And I maintained a sub-10 minute mile pace too!  9:55 minute/mile to be exact!  I completed the 6.2 miles in 1 hour and just shy of 2 minutes.  And my Garmin said I burned 906 calories.  Compared to what my Polar said I was burning on my other runs; that seems pretty accurate.  I’m VERY happy with my Garmin.  Sure, it was more than I originally wanted to spend, but I believe it’s a good investment as far as my running career goes.

I’ve now burned my entire minimum calorie burn goal for the week and it’s only Wednesday.  I have a goal to burn a minimum of 3000 calories each week.  I usually burn more than my goal.  For instance, last week I burned over 4200 and the week before I burned only 3200.  I have a feeling that this week will be AT LEAST the same as last week.  This is good considering my indulgence this past weekend.

Oh!  Got my new bicycle seat in the mail yesterday!  I’ll change out my seats Saturday morning after the CrossFit class I’m attending.  I’m also planning to do that boot camp class again at my new gym Saturday morning and then!  You guessed it, I’m hoping to do at least a 2 hour bicycle ride after that.  I just checked and I do have a spare tube on my bike, just in case I get a flat.  I’ll wear my Garmin for the ride too.  I want to check my bicycle computer against how far Garmin says I’ve ridden.  If it’s basically the same, then in the future I’ll probably just wear my Polar HRM, but we’ll see.

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