Walking (open/hill) warm up/down 21:50  1.33 mi (16:25 / mi) +22m 15:37 / mi
shoes: Montrail Hurricane Ridge
One lap warm-up, three laps cool-down.
Running (open/hill) 20:18  2.0 mi (10:09 / mi) +33m 9:39 / mi
ahr:146 max:176 weight:208lbs shoes: Montrail Hurricane Ridge
Six laps of Province Park hill loop. HRav/lap: 147/162/164/167/170/170
Today was a holiday off from work, and it was a sunny, brisk morning, so I tried the hill loop at Province Park again. No ankle brace today. No problems.
It felt great, and it was nice to be outside. I saw a few other walkers and joggers on the park roads. One section of my loop follows the edge of a stream, and the air was nice and chilly along the water.
Looks like I had a bit quicker pace today without intending to, and the HRave per lap was about 10 bpm lower than my Sunday run, which seems like too big a delta to me. I wonder if there is a problem with the monitor.
Speaking of the monitor, though, I gotta give props to Polar for a very easy-to-use design for the S120. When you're trying to pack a bunch of functions into a small number of buttons, it is easy to make the device very cryptic to use.
But with the S120, I can go from the watch mode, to monitoring mode, to stopwatch start, to splits, all with sequential presses of the single red button on the front. One last push of the "stop" button on the side ends the session. All the basic stuff I need with basically one button. Exactly the way I would have designed it. ;-)
One minor quibble is that I wish the buttons "felt" better when I press them. They feel kinda cheap. The buttons on my Ironman are much better.
I reconfirmed the distance on the loop this morning by walking with the bike on the cool-down loops. At three laps, the bike said 0.99 miles, and two or three steps later, it clicked over to 1.00. Sweet.
This was a good session.