Felt great today …

Last nights 4 miler (making it my first double day in about 20 years) went well. It felt easy and relaxed. Dark out again, but just a different feel doing a run at the end of the day. I felt like a runner again what with doing two a days. Anyway, after the run I was curious to see how I would feel for todays 14 miler. Not to worry. I felt great.

This morning I left a bit later for my run after getting up early to do some work. I am getting tired of running in the dark so I decided to shake things up with early morning work and running in the bright light of the day! Spring can’t come soon enough. Well, anyway, I started off at about 7:15 and decided that I would keep my HR between 140 and 150 – pushing it a little harder than I usually do. I ran very strong the whole way and felt exceptional. Each mile zipped by and I did not feel any fatigue.

Here is how it went:

Mile Time Dist. Avg Max
HR HR
1 8:08 1.00 136 145
2 8:07 1.00 143 149
3 8:03 1.00 142 149
4 7:58 1.00 144 150
5 7:55 1.00 146 154
6 7:55 1.00 145 152
7 7:46 1.00 148 154
8 7:48 1.00 147 151
9 7:43 1.00 147 154
10 7:47 1.00 147 155
11 7:36 1.00 149 156
12 7:51 1.00 149 155
13 8:04 1.00 148 155
14 7:45 1.00 149 155

As you can see, I managed to keep my avg HR under 150 and managed to run most of the miles under 7:55 pace. I was very pleased with this workout.

I am thinking about running a race in two Sundays. It is the Stew’s 15K in Lynn, MA. I have a scheduled 20 miler that day but figure I can do the race, some warmup miles, and then five after the race and that would be a pretty good effort for the day. I am itching to see how my training will translate into racing.

1/30/07 4.2 miles/35:26/8:30 pace/131 HR (second run of day)

1/31/07 14.0 miles/1:50:51/7:54 pace/145 HR

Month total for January – 281.1 miles

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