Today marks the end of my first week of the Strategic Running Foundation program's phase 1.

My initial test results (last week) were:


One-Mile Run
Average HR = 171 bpm

Max HR = 180 bpm

Total Time =  8:42

20-Minute Run

Average HR = 163 bpm

Max HR = 173 bpm

Average Min / Mile =  10:10 min / mi

Total Distance = 1.97 miles

As you can see, I have plenty of room for improvement.  Thus far I'm pleased with the steady improvement in my HRZ 2 run pace from this week.

My HRZ 2 paces for the week:

Day 1 = 16:00

Day 2 = 16:03

Day 5 = 14:34

Day 6 = 13:18

Wouldn't it be nice if that 17% improvement were to continue every week?  I'm not sure if it's due to more mitochondria helping me out along the way, or if I'm just getting more comfortable running slowly.  Either way,I'm looking forward to to continuing to prepare for my 2nd ever half-marathon at the end of January.

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Comment by Jacob Cossairt on September 10, 2014 at 10:50pm

HRZ 2 pace was 12:38 tonight :-)

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