Slow recovery run this morning of 13.6 Miles. The pace was pedestrian, the slowest I've run in a long time, but necessary. It's surprising how easy it is to run at the same pace and not drift up or down without consciously changing the effort - a daydreaming sort of run. I initially set out to run an 11.4 mile loop from my house but added a few additional miles to get over the magical number of 80 miles for the week - if I'm going to cut back next week I need something significant to cut back from (80 sounds a lot better than 79.5).
I finished the run in 02:03:18 giving an average pace of 09:04 (What!!!) with 117 bpm as my average HR.
A total of 80.2 miles for the week in a new PB (this should last for a couple of weeks)
Mon 11.5 Miles (08:00 pace @ 131 bpm - Park)Tue 11.9 Miles (07:37 pace @ 147 bpm - Park)Wed 4.2 Miles (08:28 pace @ 124 bpm)Thur 9.14 Miles (08:01 pace @ 130 bpm - Park)Fri 9.14 Miles (08:10 pace @ 131 bpm - Park)Sat 20.75 Miles (07:56 pace @ 142 bpm)Sun 13.6 Miles (09:04 pace @ 117 bpm)
I started running shortly after my 40th birthday to train for the "once in a lifetime marathon" (mid-life crisis and all that) and haven't been able to stop since. This blog charts my progress as I attempt to go farther and faster than I have ever gone before.