Same treadmill, but this was from a different run.
I haven’t posted in a bit. I’ll catch up with a weekly post tomorrow, but it has been a bit of a drop off. After Thursday’s run, I worked for 30 hours straight, until about noon on Friday. I’m not that young anymore, so that reeeeaalllly took it out of me. Friday was an off day. Saturday should have been my long run (16), but was a day off instead. Sunday, I attempted the long run, but the accumulated fatigue and nasty weather (76 degrees with 99% humidity) meant I only made it 9.5 miles. I ran easy Monday, just 5, and coach told me to take Tuesday off.
That brings things to today’s tempo run. It was supposed to happen Monday, but was pushed back with the rearranging. Schedule calls for 8 with 5 at tempo pace (low 7:00’s per mile).
I was skeptical. I was a bit sore from yard work and some games with the kids, but that went away after 2 miles. I worked into the tempo section as a progression. So, first 2 miles in 17:10, then the 5 tempo miles at 7:13, 7:08, 6:57, 6:49, 6:35. Things wrapped up with a 9:00 mile or so cool down.
All in all, the tempo miles were great. The pace was controlled, my breathing was in line with what a tempo run should be, and I didn’t struggle to keep it up. Definitely a confidence boost after flailing the last few days.
To top it all off, I had my annual checkup for insurance purposes, and they took my resting heart rate at 46 and my BP at something like 96/58. Not bad!
I’m guessing the heart rate will be close to 42 or so in the morning. I plan on checking!