Distance = 2.44
Calories = 288
Max HR = 136
Avg HR = 124
Max Cadence = 74
Avg Cadence = 66
Monday: short session
Equipment: Boots, shorts, t-shirt, & backpack (39.5 lbs)
Warm-up: 5:00 @ 3.0 mph
Main: 35:00 with HR in 125-135
Cool-down: 1:00 each 3.0, 2.5; 3:00 @ 2.0
I was aiming for 40 pounds, but when I checked the weight with the scale, 39.5 seemed a better assessment. This is approaching the expected weight of the pack for the March. I will peak the dry weight next week at around 45 pounds and then start adding water to the storage reservoir the following week. This should have the peak starting weight around 52 pounds.
One reason I think I am only now getting the hot spot on the top of my left big toe is that I am having to lean my body forward more to account for the weight in the weight in the pack. I will see if adjusting the laces on the boot help, but I will likely just have to apply Moleskin or something similar to the top of the toe. The other issue with the heart rate strap seems to be successfully reduced by changing where I carry the part of the strap that runs around my back. I had been keeping this high to keep it from sliding, but the lower position I tried tonight showed no problems.
Finally, I find the pack moves the least when I reduce the motion of my shoulders and hips. I'm not sure what this will mean for me after this event, but I am getting used to holding my whole torso fairly still.
Lap Time Lap Time Max Avg Min Dist min/mile
A 1. 0:09:32.2 0:09:32.2 130 110 82 0.502 19:00
A 2. 0:18:04.2 0:08:32.0 136 130 126 0.502 16:59
A 3. 0:26:51.3 0:08:47.1 135 130 125 0.503 17:28
A 4. 0:35:52.5 0:09:01.2 136 129 127 0.501 18:00
1. 0:45:10.3 0:45:10.3 136 124 82 2.441 18:28