Date: 6/27/2008 5:30 AM
Type: Tempo
Course: 2nd-gym
Distance: 3.12 miles
Duration: 34:24
Pace: 11:02 / mile
Shoe: Unknown Unknown
Weight: 174 lb
Weather: 65° F, Partly Cloudy
Notes: smoky air…
Statistics: Calories: 411
VO2 Max: 26.3

Today’s California air:  SMOKY SMOKY SMOKY

The Red Cross called me last night, and I may be going to the midwest, the east or Butte County.  They are in desperate need of supervisors, and I’ve been trained as such.  The air is killing us here, not blue sky anywhere…just brown haze, and I could feel it on my run today.

Tempo:  I tried to figure out my half mile easy today, but I’m sure it was wrong.  I may have to invest in one of those fancy *cough Garmin cough* watches to keep track of my mileage.  We stopped at the gym to get water.  And then we were done.  Happy Friday.

Today’s First 3 Songs:

Hollaback Girl, Gwen Stefani

Lemon Tree, Trini Lopez (Great pacer)

Start me up, Rolling Stones

PS-My boy’s 8 year olds were crowned #1 in the city last night!!!  Yay!

3 thoughts on “What exactly is a tempo?

  1. Ahhhhh you do NOT need a Garmin!! Please don’t waste your money! Your body knows how to run–you do not need to by an fancy equipment to be a great runner.

    Tempo just means start easy, then increase your effort slightly, then increase it to almost race-pace, then decrease slightly, then easy again.

    You don’t even need a watch–just listen to your body!

  2. Great music today! Get a Garmin if you want one 🙂 I don’t have one, but I say, you’re an adult – do what you want!!

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