I've got a really good base of running, so now it's time to do more fast workouts and push up the LT threshold. (takes about that long for these changes..they are actually pretty quick to come compared to overall endurace).
Here's the week:
There was some fast running in these runs....you can see the color in the weekly barchart above.
Only 4 runs this week: the weekend shaped up with some fun whale watching down at Moss Landing on Sunday so I decided to do a single longer run on Saturday and take two rest days after.
The whale watching was a SCORE!. A bonanza of sightings. Moss landing is where the Monterey submarine canyon comes up to the beach so it is THE place to go. Upwelling along the sides of the canyon makes for a lots of nutrients for krill, and they bring all the critters:
|Orca "spy hopping"|
|blue whale "lunge feeding!!",|
he is on his side and if you look closely you can see the throat pleats
|blue whale spout! Big!|
|Same humpback sounding (can you tell the tail pattern is the same?)|
|different humpback..no white in tail at all!|
|otter hanging out in the kelp|
|sea lions on a salty old boat|
|back of blue whale|
And that Saturday long run? I decided to do about 15 with 5@10mm, 5@9:30m/m and the final 5 at 9m/m to make the average around 9:30...I met the average but could not really hold 9mm in the last 5.
No problems with anything, knock wood...still feeling pretty strong and recovering well (as long as I get enough sleep!) I ran in Kinvaras (getting back into these) for the first two runs and realized how much I missed their lightness.
However, I've learned that for the kind of fast running I did on Thurday to use the Brooks Launches. That worked well...on my Friday rest day I am feeling pretty good and think I'll be ready for some good workouts on Sat/Sun.
I have moved back to rest days on Fri/Mon and doing sandwich runs on Sat/Sun because it interferes with work time less. I also think that if you can handle it the back to back runs are better for you.
In other news I have transferred to a new group at work and I'm busy absorbing a lot of new stuff. It's nice to have a change after doing similar stuff for 6 years. The new area is fun time for blog reading has taken a hit 8(. I'm really sorry to be not commenting much right now, it's all I can do just to keep up reading my favorites and doing my own workouts!
I LOVE whales! What cool pictures you got of what had to be pretty exciting. I wanted to go to Scripts to study marine wildlife...but that never panned out. I would have been beside myself to see these amazing creatures in the wild :).ReplyDelete
Glad you're holding up and still feeling great!
Awesome pics of all the wildlife you saw! Especially the whales!ReplyDelete
Those are great pictures -- did you get all that from shore? How long are the whales around?ReplyDelete
OMG! Completely wonderful whale pictures. It must have been incredible. I have never seen an orca or a blue whale.You got such good pictures. Very jealous.ReplyDelete
Awesome shots of the whales. We get the whales here in Hawaii during their breeding season.ReplyDelete