Saturday, March 3, 2012
It's been a week of essentially easy/fluffy runs. I feel like I've been running on 3 cylinders instead of 4. Probably due to sleep issues and a slow recovery from last weekend's effort. The one good thing about the week is that the average HR for the runs has dropped. The bad thing is, despite the lower HR the legs haven't been keen/able to 'work it'. Could be a sign of overdoing it or an impending virus, time will tell.
The running streak continues with me now at day #48. Tomorrow I achieve my goal of being 50% of Cathy's (http://cathyn61.wordpress.com/) running streak. I only need 10K tomorrow to reach my 70K/week goal. It's taken a while to get there, I hope I can keep slowly building that base. Alas, based on how the body is feeling this week, I believe a day off will soon be required. With a trip to NZ coming up at the end of next week, Friday (travel day) will likely be the chosen day off. The running streak has been great, but the novelty is wearing off and I'm weary.
Tuesday - 6.6K, skipped the XC with the course location and rain not ideal. Very tired, slow run, HRav 125bpm ~ 6:15min/K
Wednesday - 11.8K around Black Mountain, I thought I felt good and ran at what I thought was a tempo pace, alas that was not the case. HRav 129 bpm ~ 6:05/min pace
Thursday - 6.6K around the 'burbs' in the dark. HRav 130bpm ~ 6:04min/K pace
Friday - 11.2K around the burbs, HRav 124 bpm ~ 6:15min/K pace
Saturday - Warm up 3.7K; 4.8K 6 to 1 session - too tired to do a good session, but did manage to get quicker over the last few intervals; Cool down 4.2K. Week to date - 60K