Thursday, July 17, 2008

6 miles

I finally broke the six mile barrier for the first time in my life (that I know of). I did 6.48 miles in 70 minutes, burning 776 calories - which included a warm-up and warm-down. I hit 6 miles at 60:25 minutes, and started slowing in .5 mph increments every minute after 61 or 62 minutes. Top speed was 6.4 mph, and I used a .5 incline from about 20 minutes on. I always start out and end up by walking, because these old muscles of mine need all the help they can get. That is supposed to help keep my muscles from getting sore and cramping up. It seems to work. I also stretch before and after. This was only the second time in my new shoes. I loosened the laces a bit, and my feet felt great.