Running Journal 6/1/2010 (5 easy peasy miles)
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Ya, I can run faster but ~ I train to race...not race to train~!
Sunny 60 degrees
58 degrees dewpoint
Time 1:05 (3/:45 intervals)
12:56 av pace
431 cals burned
144 av bpm HR
183 max bpm HR (1st mile & learning how to slow down)
1) 12:55 (158 bpm) see note above
2) 12:55 (143 bpm) much better
3) 13:04 (139 bpm)
4) 13:21 (136 bpm)
5) 12:27 (143 bpm)
I hit the streets EARLY this morning in order to beat the heat and it was so pleasant and COOL! I didn't even break a sweat until mile 2. I still didn't sleep worth a crap last night so I am trying to figure that out. My mood is MUCH MUCH better and my appetite is slowing way down. I truly believe my body is recovering from the overtraining that I was experiencing. My last two runs since slowing my pacing have been VERY enjoyable and alot easier. You can see it in my HR and most importantly HOW I FEEL during the runs. I am not feeling like I am out of gas by the second mile.
I have also noticed in my last two runs how much easier the hills seem to be. With several hilly areas in my neighborhood that is a welcomed relief. I will continue with my easier pacing and plan on two more runs this week for a total of ~18 miles this week. I will run them in the cooler morning hours so I don't tax my body. Until the next time...