|spring is here!|
I did a fast one (for me): 9.8 miles at 8:42 m/m. HR was about 130 average, which is about 70% of my WHR.
The run was great..wore the Kinvaras again ..no problems with them. Not one bit of Achilles issue at any point during the run and I was pretty loose when I got up in the morning (tight calves in morning a precursor sign for me).
Kept my cadence up at 174 spm, which is pretty darn good and fast (again, for me) and I think with good relaxed form.
|I can see San Francisco way in the distance|
crappy cell phone camera won't let you see it..
I wanted to do a trail run today, but after the major rainfall we had Saturday afternoon all the trails would be rivers.
After yesterday's fast run today was to be a poky day with hills. To keep from totally killing myself I kept the speed down by walking the ups and forcing myself to walk a bit every mile or so.
Average pace 11:08...Ave HR 115 (yawn), 950' of climbing, 162 spm cadence which is pretty good considering the slow pace. Oh yes, the run was 15 miles.
What a great day! Everybody out running, biking and walking after all that rain. Lots of songbirds are back in the area and could be heard all around.
After this run my legs were officially what I would call 'a dark toast' 8). They were pretty beat.
Someday, I should talk about my legs. Everybody thinks running is all about cardio, HR, V02Max, aerobics etc. Piffle...rot...nonsense...for me it's really all about the legs (at least in the marathon). The heart steps up to deliver the goods..but not always the legs....
Later in the afternoon I went for a 3 mile walk in the Baylands with Toni..there was quite a bit of snow on the east bay hills (6" on Mt Hamilton!) from yesterdays cold rain...neat to see.
BTW, I've found that staying on my feet and/or a bit of walking is really good after a long or hard run..the worst is just sitting ...the leg muscles stiffen right up 8(
|rain + sun = flowers!|
(On Arastradero Road, mile 10)
It's only the 2nd week after Surf City.. so yes, I am now 'knackered' as they say in Ireland. I have no idea why I felt so good this week, but I harvested the good vibes to good training effect!
This coming mid-week you can bet I will be very careful to not overdo it.
Next Sunday the plan is 15 miles (two loops) of the "Los Trancos" trail in Foothill Park. Hopefully the rain will hold off a bit now.
(Does anyone know what a "Tranco" is?)
I have also selected my trail shoe to be used at S2S, and I'll be unveiling it later this week ;)