Decent workout today. I strapped my watch to my arm during the workout hoping that it would keep better tabs on my heart rate. It seems like it worked since there aren’t any drops. I’ll have to figure a better placement on my arm though, it felt like it was too tight. Ah well… next time.
All the Activities!
This was by far the worst run I have attempted (out of.. 3, I guess). I ran a route that was 3.6 miles, which wasn’t too bad, but it was quite hilly. Running uphill is just tiring. It’s running downhill that was absolutely killing my shins. By the time I reached 1.5 miles, I was in so much pain it was fucking ridiculous. I think I’ll stick to a flatter landscape for now.
657 calories burned and still couldn’t hit that second slice of pizza. Dammit!
I forgot to mention. I have a deviated septum, so when I’m running I can never get a decent amount of air in through my nose. I thought I would pick up some of those Breathe Right Strips™ to see if they would help. They definitely help me get air in through my nose, but it was to the point that breathing in through my nose felt like it was giving me brain freeze the entire time. Like if you eat a mint and then drink something cold… that’s what it felt like in my nose. I did not like it.
I started using a different app (Fitbod) for my weight workouts. It allows you to go through and pick out what bits of exercise equipment you have, then it configures your workouts based on what you have. It’s pretty nice. It also allows you to connect to Strava and Apple Health.
I still use Workouts++ on the watch so that I can keep better track of heart rate and calories burned. Workouts++ will automatically push to Apple Health which keeps all my shit in sync.
I did sync my workout to Strava once, but since Strava automatically pushes to Apple Health, I was ending up with double data.
My watch seems to lose track of my heart rate from time to time. I’m not sure if that’s because of my tattoos or it’s just the watch aging. I can’t wear my watch on my right arm because the green tattoos there block the reader.
You can see in my hear rate chart the dips… that’s it losing track and registering low numbers such as 50.. etc..
Today was my first run outside. I won’t lie, it hurt a little.
Before going out I mapped out the distance I wanted to run using mapmyrun.com. As someone who does not consider themselves a runner, it was almost daunting to see how much land had to be covered in order to run at least 3 miles.
I knew the run would be different and more challenging than the treadmill. 3 miles on the treadmill is just this static 30 minutes. Outside is a totally different story. The road from the house starts out as a hill. My calves felt the run immediately. My shin hurt a little bit, but it wasn’t too bad. I plan on taking tomorrow off, so we’ll see how the day after pans out.
My watch is fucking dying. It’s having a hard time just getting a heart beat lately so it drops right in the middle of a workout. It’s a Series 0, which I am sure they will drop support for this fall. The original specs aren’t enough to support the latest software :/