The question is: will this make me faster?

Ankeny,IA 
Today
Partly Cloudy High 82FLow 68F
  • Temp: 75F
  • Hum: 76%
  • W: 4mph ESE
THURSDAY
Moderate rain at times
High 83F
Low 69F
FRIDAY
Patchy light drizzle
High 81F
Low 64F
SATURDAY
Patchy rain nearby
High 83F
Low 62F
SUNDAY
Moderate or heavy rain shower
High 83F
Low 69F

Tuesday - July 6

Run #1
  • 38m 25s
  • 5.00 miles
  • 07m 41s /Mi

5 mile run on another warm and buggy evening. I think I was able to spit all the bugs back out, but I'm not totally sure. It really wasn't that hot (77), but the humidity was 95%. I was completely drenched when I finished.

Run #2
  • 10m
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5 min. warmup, 5 min. cooldown.

Monday - July 5

Run #1
  • 10m
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5 min. warmup, 5 min. cooldown.

Run #2
  • 22m 30s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 07m 30s /Mi

Another run on the tredamill due to the rain/heat/humidity.

Sunday - July 4

Saturday - July 3

Run #1
  • 22m 30s
  • 3.00 miles
  • 07m 30s /Mi

3 miles on the treadmil on a warm, muggy night.

Run #2
  • 10m
  • -----
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5 min. warmup, 5 min. cooldown.

Friday - July 2

Thursday - July 1

Run #1
  • 31m
  • 4.00 miles
  • 07m 45s /Mi

Time is estimated. This was a low-tech run: no GPS, no ipod, no HR monitor, no watch. It was just me and the road. It felt nice to just go out and run.

Run #2
  • 10m
  • -----
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5 min. warmup, 5 min. cooldown.

Wednesday - June 30

Bike
  • 2h 18m 17s
  • 43.50 miles
  • 18.87 Mi/hr

The time includes probably 3 minutes of "stoppage time," to borrow a term from soccer.

It was just a perfect day for a ride - about 70 degrees, light wind, and a well-kept trail. Thanks to Tyler for the ride - it's so much nicer to do a long ride with someone else instead of going alone.

So I went back and checked the last time we rode this trail all the way to the end back in May. Despite being 3 minutes faster (and probably more than that, if you take the stoppage time into account), my average HR was 11 BPM slower than on that day (142 vs. 131). Granted, there was a lot more wind that day, but I think this suggests my fitness has improved since the last time we rode.

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