First 2mi easy in 19ish @ 134bpm.
Middle 4mi pushed harder in 32:17 @ 154bpm
Last 2mi was supposed to be easy, but I just wasn't recovering, so HR remained elevated @ 154 avg.
Overall, a tough run where I just blew up my HR on the hills. Not a lot of oomph in my legs, and it was hotter than shit this morning, too. I'll be glad to take 2 days off before hitting some great trails on Sunday!
Up to Kirkwood Park and back.
W/u - 13 min @ 134
Fartleks - 21 min @ 153
c/d - 12 min @ 148
I meant to run this morning, but I wasn't mentally committed to it last night. I know better than to do that. I can get something done this evening, still. But the nice thing is that this morning Bennett slept 'til after 7AM. that hasn't happened in a LONG time, so i truly got the benefit of sleeping in. that almost never happens. if i don't get up early to run, and she wakes at 5:45, i feel like I may as well be out running!
well, nobody would go run a new trail with me this weekend, so i went somewhere i was comfortable and wouldn't have to worry about.
I took the first loop really easy, and even walked a few strides of the steepest hills just to keep the HR in check. THe 2nd loop I bumped up to high Z1. the third loop was tougher as it god warmer, but I kept it mid Z2. The last lap was sort of a "cool down" so I dialed back the effort, but the HR was still a little elevated.
My stomach held up nicely on just water, a few sport beans, and a Hammer gel. My legs were in some pain the last lap, though.
I stretched well at home, got good recovery food, and was able to put some ice on my knees as preventive measures.