Debate highlights distract me from the incline

Today’s run (treadmill): 25 minutes

Last night’s debate went past my bedtime, so I took advantage of my indoor run today by watching the highlights and recap on the early news. The Emerging Running covers a lot of things, but politics isn’t one of them, so I’ll hold my comments. I’ll admit that hearing what was said (or straining to hear over the din of the treadmill and fan) made the time go by fast.

Since the Town of Oyster Bay 5K has a very long hill at the start, I made elevation the theme for today’s run and put the incline at 3% for the duration. Despite the humidity and extra incline, I still struggled to get my heart rate to target range, though I reached it about five minutes before the end by increasing my speed.

I feel like my conditioning is a little above average right now and that’s making me hopeful that I’ll run competitively on the 13th. I hope I can keep up this level of performance all the way through next weekend.

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