This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tempogression run

Todays run started off as a normal run. My last run was on tuesday and today I needed to run for more than one reason: I needed to get something going in my life other than classes and research; I needed to regularise my runs. So coming back to todays run, I started off at my department and went on along the gilman trail. I have found that I can't run on roads on a regular basis, so the trail serves the purpose of giving my legs lesser pounding when I run. My pace from the start was fast: 7:30/mile to 8:00/mile and then as I progressed I got faster. My return was even faster and at the end, the last 1 km or so, I was touching 6:00 - 6:30 min/mile.
Normally my runs start out slow(say jogging pace of 9:00/mile) and progress to a faster pace as I get warmed up and finish fast - a la progression run. Today's run was definitely a progression run but with a twist..I started fast and the run was fairly intense and was of a shorter duration(tempo run): 22 minutes. So I would classify this run as a tempo+progression run or a tempogression run.

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