I have been able to use my Garmin. The problem is, it only works when it has been plugged in overnight. I doubt it will work for an entire marathon or ultra. Fortunately, this helps immensely with training.
I ran for 1 hour 11 mins last night. Not a long time or distance to run but I did it at 85% of my max heart rate. I was able to run the final 3/4 mile at 100% max HR. A little out of breath but not uncomfortable which suggests that either the heart monitor was not accurate or there is more to an accurate max heart rate than using your age as the baseline (HR= 220 – age). Seems like I should have a better max HR than someone who lives on the couch eating pizza, burgers, and beer. I will look it up.
I meditated yesterday and actually, most of the night since Her Highness decided that sleep was not for her (or me). She woke up a half hour after I went to bed and again 2 hours later (an hour after I was able to get back to bed). Somehow I had a feeling this was how the night was going to go, so I meditated and got plenty of rest in spite of my child’s transformation into a nocturnal animal.
I drank about 72 ounces of juice smoothie yesterday and ate a little hummus.
One day down, many more to look forward to. Thanks for reading!