Half Marathon Training Week Six (6/16/2010) 2 mile Recovery Run
Friday, July 16, 2010
Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~
wind SW 10 MPH
2 easy miles
Time 25:15 (no intervals)
178 calories burned
140 av bpm HR
153 max bpm HR
1) 12:36 (134)
2) 12:29 (146)
Shoe mileage: 289 miles
Obviously this was a recovery run from last night tough track speedwork. I really needed it because I could feel it in my legs today...a good feeling though. I could tell I did something last night. It was just this side of being HOT today and I was wrestling around with the thought of running this on the treadmill. Well, I couldn't do it. I ran the 2 miles outside and it wasn't THAT bad.
I understand what these runs are for and some folks may say they are junk miles. They are very important as they help stiff and sore muscles after a hard workout. Coach Nancy instructed me that you want to run these in a timely manner after the hard workout in order to get the value of the easy run.
I will do some light ST tomorrow and then my 9 mile long run Sunday morning. Until then...