Friday, August 10, 2007

Solid run in cool temps

What a change from last Friday. Today I went out for my lunch run and was greeted by a mostly cloudy sky and temps in the low 70s. This decreased temperature lent itself to an up tempo run with a moderate heartrate average. Run stats are as follows:

Distance: 5.7 miles
Pace: 7:08/mile
Avg HR: 159
Splits: 1. 7:43, 2. 7:13, 3. 7:07, 4. 7:06, 5. 6:57, 6. 6:32 (negative splits are always encouraging)

While not a blistering pace, training for a hundred miler has a cruel way of erasing any speed you might have had before. Having said that, the strength that training for 100-miler provides enables quick access to that speed if a little focus is given to redeveloping it. It also feels really good to be able to open up the hips a little and get back to a more natural gait.

This weekend I hope to get our for 8-10 in the morning on the roads (due to breakfast plans) and then meet up with my famous buddy Jamie for a Pineland run Sunday morning at 6:00.

Onward and upwards!

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Speed of a puma! Nice progression. Feels good to open up the afterburners a bit after all of those distance runs, doesn't it?