Summer is here! The photo on the left is from our garden and was taken very late in the afternoon with cell phone, of all things. Phone cameras are getting pretty darn good!
This was a pretty great week considering it's only the 2nd week after running Eugene. A very fast recovery for me.
Saturday I took it easier as I felt a bit tired and did a short run of 3+ miles..
I noticed my Brooks were feeling pretty harsh during the week and especially on this run. I looked up the miles I have on them..it's almost 400 and the nobbles are almost gone under the midfoot. I was also starting to feel a bit of a hotspot on the midfoot. So Saturday went and bought a new pair of Brooks Launches.
Ahhh cushy again. Sunday morning went out and felt great in them:
After this run went to a park in Saratoga for a BBQ picnic combined with a group 'scavenger' or 'treasure' hunt. This involved clue solving mixed with some trail running and hiking to the tune of another 3-4 miles with 1000' feet of switchbacks...none of this with a Garmin of course and not included in the stats below.
It was a really nice day in in the low 70s and clear. I ate a lot of food afterward but it was worth it 8)
Summary for the week, 5 runs:
Total hours: 04:21:59
Total miles: 27.9
Ave Pace: 9:22
Elev Gain: 185.9
Elev Loss: 191.5
Ave BPM: 122.4
Ave Cad: 87.4
This week we will up the miles again but still keep the HRs sub 130-125. You can
see my 7 runs since the marathon(big spike at about -15 days) on the 90 day graph below. I have kept the HR down low for now (60-70% WHR, green)