Ran 5 days for a total of 24 miles. When my coach told me last week that I was going to run that many miles this week, I almost did not believe him. I knew it was going to be another hot week. Luckily it cooled down beginning on Friday but this coming week it is supposed to get hot again.
This week I started training based on my HR zones. Or is it just based on HR? I admit that I rarely paid attention to my heart rate and just ran by feel. I thought my easy pace was easy but based on my heart rate, it isn’t. Looks like I was running my easy runs too fast.
These are the numbers I plugged in my watch Tuesday night.
Oh my! Talk about patience. I knew the heat and humidity would be a factor but my heart rate was high. I set up an alert and it was constantly going off which annoyed me. I understand the reason why that happened but it is something I am not used to.
I ran 5 miles on Tuesday and it was rough. Hot and humid too. My average HR was 142 and the highest was 186. I must have been dehydrated too because I had a headache halfway through my run and I did not feel well the rest of the day. When I got home I drank about 6 cups of water (and Nuun) and I did not go to the bathroom till later in the afternoon.
This is from Wednesday’s run (4 miles with 3×30 second surges and 1 minute recovery). Actually did good. What a difference from Tuesday once I paid attention to the HR.
I ran 7 miles on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. I thought I was patient person but these two runs drove me crazy. Overall pace was much slower because I had to walk a lot to bring down my heart rate. I know I shouldn’t care about my pace but part of me does.
I like my routine of running by my house during the week and doing my long run on Saturday on the lakefront.
This kept happening on Sunday. I finished this run in 1:11:26 which is an average pace of 14:16. That is about 2 minutes slower than my run on Tuesday (also 5 miles). I know, patience.
On Friday I cleaned up the office/cats’ room. I also cleaned out my metal file cabinet where I still had paystubs, bank statements, and credit card statements from 6 years ago. Those will be recycled. Now I need to clean out my bedroom, the living room, kitchen, and the hall closet. So much stuff in this apartment!
Finished reading this book. So good. I am not happy with the ending and I have so many questions. Have you read this book? I know Wendy has.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.