39 miles in only 4 runs due to time constraints this week.
The hilly 9 miler where I pushed on the ups and rolled fast on the downs was a good one:
I felt fast and strong, ave HR close to MAF but that belies the 145+ on the uphills. YPB awesomely good.
20 miler on Saturday due to constraints. Cool morning with bright bright sun, no wind.
At mile 11 the HRM totally pegged out at 240 bpm..I stopped and fussed with it but it would not come around..
.... so I turned it off. I just ran by feel and keep the breathing at 2:4 (until the last three miles or so).
A good solid 20+ miler...the fastest I've ever done, actually. I fantasize my MP is 8:50 on the garmin and so this is MP+20s/mile which is not totally crazy although a bit fast.
The proof in the pudding will be how fast I recover.
I have managed to lose 5-7lbs I gained on the S.E. Asia trip...now about 171-2 lbs in the morning...and came back from this run at 169. (drank a fair amount too and not much sweating since cool temps) .
Weather is still cool in mornings (upper 30's / low 40's) and no rain (we need it!)
6 weeks to Surf City!
That would have been a pretty impressive HR max if it wasn't due to equipment malfunction. Mine's done the same thing so I take my HR averages with a pinch of salt now, There's no way I can run and chat at 255 BPM.ReplyDelete
I don't know how our cat got sick so fast. Maybe we missed some signs. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy Christmas.ReplyDelete