Running Journal 5/30/2010 (4.66 miles)
Sunday, May 30, 2010
~I will train to race...not race to train~
Sunny 76 degrees
64 degrees dewpoint
Time 60 minutes (3/:45 intervals)
12:52 av pace
5.9 av MPH
409 cals burned
150 av bpm HR
180 max bpm HR (1st mile & learning how to slow down)
1) 12:31 (163 bpm) see note above
2) 12:37 (149 bpm) much better
3) 12:51 (144 bpm)
4) 13:13 (146 bpm)
I purposely slowed way down after several lessons learned this week. I was overtraining and my body was starting to bonk on me. I was exhibiting a few symptoms of OT and Coach Nancy so unselfishly led me by the hand and gently taught me the right way to approach running. I love you, Coach Nancy and THANK YOU.
First of all I took a few days off to rest my bonking body and after a BETTER night's sleep I woke up wanting to run. I set out early this morning before the temps start to rise close to 90. I started out slower than I usually do and adjusted my mindset in terms of slowing my cadence and speed in general. I let my body do the talking as opposed to letting the Garmin set the pace.
As you can see in my first split I was still adjusting but after that everything came so easy and you know what? I didn't bonk and poop out and head back to the house for more water! Duh! I enjoyed every minute of this run and I wanted to keep going for more mileage but I stopped an one hour. It felt so good and I was actually smiling at the end of the run. That was not happening for the past several weeks.
That is all the running for May and my total mileage is 76.7 miles and my goal was 75 so GOAL MET and lessons learned! It was a great month! So until June...