Sunday, August 31, 2008

week of 25 August

Monday 6.14 1:00:44 9:53 133 (66%)
Tuesday 6.15 0:58:49 9:34 133 (66%)
Wednesday 14.00 1:58:45 8:29 150 (75%)
Thursday 6.42 0:59:58 9:20 133 (66%)
Friday 9.90 1:22:29 8:20 154 (77%)
Saturday 10.08 1:34:16 9:21 136 (68%)
Sunday 18.06 2:42:09 8:59 147 (73%)

This Week 70.75 10:37:10 9:00 143 (71%)

I pretty much followed the plan I laid out for the week. I was originally ambitious and was going to do 12 on Saturday but rethought that and wanted to make sure I didn't leave myself too sore for the 18 on Sunday. This was quite a nice schedule Wednesday was the only day I had to drive in early to work to get in a run. As a result, I got to see the kids before work 4 out of 5 days, which is nice.

The heart rates really tell the story. The easy days were easy and the hard day were hard. Today's 18-miler was kind of interesting. After the 14 went so easily on Wednesday, I thought I'd cruise today, but my heart rate really climbed by the end. It didn't really feel that much harder though.

Time Distance Split time Split distance Split pace Avg. HR
0:09:52 1.01 9:52 1.01 9:49 131 (66%)
0:19:05 2.02 9:11 1.02 9:01 133 (67%)
0:28:04 3.03 8:59 1.00 8:58 138 (69%)
0:37:17 4.04 9:12 1.01 9:08 140 (70%)
0:46:27 5.04 9:10 1.00 9:08 138 (69%)
0:55:26 6.05 8:58 1.01 8:55 141 (71%)
1:04:25 7.06 8:58 1.01 8:54 142 (71%)
1:13:36 8.07 9:11 1.01 9:06 143 (72%)
1:22:35 9.07 8:59 1.00 9:00 144 (72%)
1:31:25 10.07 8:49 1.00 8:49 142 (71%)
1:40:25 11.08 9:00 1.01 8:54 147 (74%)
1:49:23 12.08 8:58 1.00 8:58 150 (75%)
1:58:20 13.08 8:56 1.00 8:56 153 (76%)
2:07:18 14.08 8:58 1.00 8:57 154 (77%)
2:16:01 15.08 8:43 1.00 8:44 158 (79%)
2:24:48 16.09 8:46 1.01 8:44 160 (80%)
2:33:39 17.09 8:50 1.01 8:46 163 (81%)
2:42:09 18.06 8:30 0.97 8:49 165 (83%)

It was 73 w/ a dew pt of 64 at the start and climbed to about 77 by the end. I just had water (maybe 20 oz), which probably wasn't enough. I also think I'm just one of those cats who doesn't handle heat well. I'm hoping it cools off before the half marathon on the 14th. Looks like Mindi suffered the same fate today, but with higher temps.

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I watched the golden league on the treadmill on Saturday. Bekele was unreal. He has to be from another planet or something. He just ran completely by himself for the last 8 minutes or so on his way to a 12:50 a week after winning double gold.

1 comment:

Joseph P. Wood said...

The heart rates really tell the story. The easy days were easy and the hard day were hard.

And that, my friend, is good training, and how progress is made...your body really needs those days to be chill...good work.

Bekele is a monster. Really, just a monster...