I will share something interesting though for those driven by data and maybe someone can answer this one for me. This chart was taken from the 5K that I ran on Thanksgiving Day in Maryland. You can see my heart rate went way up there. If you see the yellow line on the chart, everything above that is 180 BPM and over. Now here is my question. I am 45 years old. According to the 220 formula for max heart rate, I should top out at 175 beats per minute. Well, my average heart rate for this race was 176. AVERAGE! So how in the hell is it my heart rate could go that high and I didn't exactly die?
|Everything above the yellow line is 180 BPM +. How did I do that?
I am still doing the Summit for Life next weekend and my goals for that are modest. Just get to the top of the mountain. It's a hike and it will be fun. Actually I have been looking forward to this event more than just about anything else this fall. Start up Aspen Mountain at 6:00 P.M. get the top where there is dinner and a party waiting at the Sundeck and then ride the gondola back down. It will be fun.
That being said I am still taking donations for this race. My goal is to raise $1000 and as of right now I am at $850. Please think about supporting this event put on by the Chris Klug Foundation which works to raise awareness for tissue and organ donation. You can make a donation by going to my personal racing page here. Thank you!