My schedule called for a 15 minutes easy, followed by two repeats of (10 minutes tempo pace + 3 minutes easy), finishing with 10 minutes easy. I planned on doing the easy pace at 6.0 mph (10:00/mi pace) and the tempo pace at 7.0 mph (8:34/mi pace). Those are the speeds I've been doing, although the Garmin foot pod is telling me I'm going a little faster than that.
Today, I decided to fudge the calibration of the Garmin foot pod to be a little closer to the pace of the treadmill. The calibration factor was set at 974 (no idea what that number means, but the factor setting was 1000, and after calibrating on a track, it came up with 974). So before I ran this morning, I changed it to 995--a number I just pulled out of nowhere to see how it would work.
Turns out I went the wrong direction with the number, because with the 995 factor, it showed I was going even faster than before! I wish I was running an 8:30/mi pace for 6 miles, but it's very unlikely ;) I should have brought the number down from 974 instead of up.
|8:29/mi? I wish! ;)|
Toward the end of the run, I decided to bump up the incline and see if it would affect my pace. And after some playing around with the incline, I noticed that it DID make my pace faster/slower on my Garmin. Gah! Since I always run with at least a 1% incline, I would have to recalibrate my Garmin to reflect that. After my run, I decided to recalibrate using the treadmill.
And of course, recalibrating involves running a half-mile, which I really didn't want to do after I just ran for 51 minutes, but I did it anyway. So after calibrating on the treadmill, the factor was 885 (rather than the 995 I'd just used). That sounds like a big difference to me! But at least now, my Garmin pace will reflect the same as the treadmill--so I will probably be going a little faster than it shows, but that will be better than vice versa. I wish there was a way to calibrate the treadmill--I'd be very curious as to how accurate (inaccurate?) it is.
Check out the shirt that Jerry bought me!
Came home, tried it on, and it fit pretty much the same as the 3/5. I could have worn it, but I didn't want to be tugging at it and worried about every little lump being visible, so I went back (again) and exchanged it (again). This time, I skipped right over the 11/13 and bought a 15/17. So the shirt you see above is a size 15/17! Hahaha. The width of all the shirts was pretty much the same; it was just the length that got bigger with each size. But I really loved the shirt, and that Jerry thought of me when he saw it, so I wanted to keep it. I just find it funny that in that photo, I'm wearing size 4 jeans and a 15/17 shirt!