The question is: will this make me faster?

Ankeny,IA 
Today
Patchy rain nearby High 69FLow 49F
  • Temp: 55F
  • Hum: 96%
  • W: 0mph N
SATURDAY
Sunny
High 71F
Low 46F
SUNDAY
Sunny
High 70F
Low 55F
MONDAY
Sunny
High 74F
Low 48F
TUESDAY
Sunny
High 53F
Low 40F

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
  • -----
  • -----

5 min. warmup, 5 min. cooldown.

Monday - July 5

Run #1
  • 10m
  • -----
  • -----

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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