Thursday, March 10, 2011

Workout Journal ... Hill Run, The Jack & Back

            Course:  Jacomo Out & Back, The Jack 2X
                Miles:  11            
                Time:  1:25:18
        Avg Pace:  7:45/mile
            Avg HR:  164
         Workout:   Hill Run
               Temp:  28 Degrees, Humidity 75%, Wind 10NW
Miles this week:  38

Workout Summary:
Pretty solid hill workout!  Ran "The Jack" by Jacomo Lake 2x.  The total elevation gain for my last race, the Austin Marathon was 880ft - today's workout for only 11 miles was 805ft. Here is the elevation chart.         

I've noticed that since I changed to Garmin Connect online, there is a huge difference between the elevation gain stated on the web and my old Garmin Training Center program on my computer.  For example, in Garmin Training Center today's total ascent reading was 1187ft???  Regardless, it was a good workout and I was happy with my overall time!   I tied my week 6 Thursday training record of 7:45/mile pace ... but the original record didn't have hills - so this one is now the standard.

View the complete workout at Garmin Connect:


  1. Miss Zippy is right. That is will make Boston seem easier.

  2. Not sure about motion based but garmin connect 'corrects' for elevation.

    •What are Elevation Corrections?

    Elevation Corrections cross reference the horizontal position (latitude/longitude) provided by the GPS with elevation data that has been acquired by professional surveys. When corrections to elevation data are made, each trackpoint of your activity now contains the elevation from the web service, not the elevation provided by your GPS device.

    Garmin Connect selectively applies corrections to depict a more realistic representation of your elevation experience. Activities recorded from devices without a barometric altimeter are enabled with Elevation Corrections by default. Alternatively, activities recorded by devices with a barometric altimeter generally contain accurate elevation data and therefore Elevation Corrections are disabled by default. For those users who are familiar with the MotionBased Gravity service, this is the same service.

  3. I like your approach to finding a training route with hills similar to races courses. Good luck.

  4. Looks like a great run! I just found your blog and I love it! I noticed you don't have Alaska yet! If you want to know about any of the marathons up here let me know!


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