Ya, I can run faster but ~ I train to race...not race to train~!
Sunny 61 degrees
Wind N 9 mph
60 degrees dewpoint
Time 1:04:13 (4/:45 intervals)
12:49 av pace
436 cals burned
140 av bpm HR
154 max bpm HR (MORE LIKE IT)
1) 13:20 (130 bpm) see note above
2) 12:51 (140 bpm) much better
3) 12:41 (140 bpm)
4) 12:47 (144 bpm)
5) 12:26 (147 bpm)
I am so excited because my HR didn't get wonky this time AND they weren't all over the place! Woot! My HR stayed in Zone 3 for about 75% of the run and just a few minutes in Zone 4. I felt the Zone 4 and that is when I slowed my pace. I am totally loving this early morning running and my sleep is improving greatly! Woot!
These are the reasons early morning runs rock the house:
*the temps outside are wonderful
*the streets are quiet and minimal traffic
*you are halfway done before you wake up
*the birds are chirping and everything is peaceful
*you can think of the awesome day ahead and plan
*the endorphins flow throughout the day
*you don't take all day to talk yourself out of a run
So for those who are sitting on the fence on deciding to go to this time period, there you have it. I tried to think of any reasons against it and well...there aren't any! Just do it!
I am sleeping so much better and my body feels like it can leap tall buildings. i am batting 100% now with pleaurable running since I simply slowed down. I am not bonking! Woot! Bonks suck!
I am planning a shorter run of about 3-3.5 miles and perhaps a tish faster Saturday morning. That would bring my week to a close with 18-ish miles which is right on target. I start HM training next week. Woot! Until then...