I’m trying the 90 free days of Fitbit Premium so I get access to some data I didn’t have before (sleeping heart rate etc.), but nothing seems particularly interesting. Mostly they market the workouts etc., which I might explore. The main new number, though, is a proper timed mile on the Smith College track, now that I’ve researched the markings (this was the most helpful site): 10:18. On the one hand, that’s faster than my approximately timed miles earlier this year. On the other, it’s significantly slower than my fastest 5K (Westfield in 2018, so not that long ago: 9:37!). And although I told myself I’d start at 60% effort and move up, either my “dial” is broken or I don’t have the same stamina I used to, because I was only able to pick up the pace at the last half-lap. Oh well!
I vaulted into 5th place at CityStrides for Easthampton – 24.86% of streets. It will take me a long time to move up one more notch, as the current 4th place runner is at 54.34%. Some minor fun things – see below – and I found the new-ish Easthampton fish ladder, which I’ll return to some spring when it’s open for visitors.
|Date (temp/humidity)||Distance||Avg pace/fastest split||Time||HR (avg/highest)||Notes|
|Tue 7/13 (65°F/100%)||3.2||12:22/12:04||40:11||140/158|||
|Wed 7/14 (67°F/100%)||5.16||12:22/11:55||1:03:45||Mile only: 167/180||timed mile|
|Fri 7/16 (66°F/100%)||3.04||13:23/12:40||41:39||145/160|
|Sun 7/18 (64°F/95%)||8.09||14:07/12:43||1:54:17||135/171|||
|Totals||19.49 miles||||4.3 hours||||Weight avg 116.5, resting heart 58|