W7 R3

Struggled a little on this afternoons run, and it was reflected in a slightly slower pace. I am putting this down to higher wind speeds and the very low atmospheric pressure at the moment (even at sea level, it is the equivalent of running at 800-1000ft altitude!). Despite this, I was able to extend my route again to 4 km and ended up running for 29 minutes. The only reason I stopped was because I was back at my front door. Despite this, I am going to stick with Laura for the last 6 runs since she has got me this far. I also did a fitness test on the wii today, and it showed my fitness level had doubled and I had lost 4kg since starting the program (2 of them in the last week alone!). Proof if anyone needs it that this does actually work!!!

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  • I struggled a bit on yesterday's wk8r3 run, more that I had the other two of that week. I couldn't work out why as I'd eaten the correct food, had enough sleep the night before and left it the usual amount of time,after eating before starting out. Plus I was running on the flat. I don't really understand low pressure and whether it was in my area yesterday but shall look out for it in future weather forecasts ;-)

  • That bit about altitude is really interesting - it's great to get new I nights and angles. Must go and do some reading about this. Oh yes - and well done in getting to the end of week 7 AND that 4kg weight loss!

  • You have done amazingly well, well done on the greatly improved fitness and the weight loss.

    You should be really proud of yourself :)

  • I have accuweather on my iPhone, and it tells you the atmospheric pressure. A standard pressure at sea level is 1013 mb, and yesterday in essex it was about 980 mb. Each mb is equivalent to 27ft altitude meaning yesterday the pressure altitude outside was 900ft. A quick method of calculating pressure altitude is (1013 - outside air pressure in mb) multiplied by 27. Also as a rule of thumb, for every 1000ft altitude, add 20 seconds to your 5k time.

  • thanks Adders. I might have to re read that about 10 times before starting to get my head around it but will check out that app for iphone ;-)

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