Day 59: Let’s see if I can still run

By Skip

Ahhh… I love my run days.  I really miss them and feel like I need to get out more often.  Then again, with all the other training I am doing, if I did that I would not be very well rested for my other workouts.  What is interesting, however, in my workouts I am starting to do longer and longer runs.  Seems like almost every time I am out I am running at least 6 miles.  Three use to be my standard, now it is getting longer. 

Here was my workout today: 

  • WU: Run 10 minutes @ low aerobic intensity
  • MS: Run 18 minutes @ threshold intensity
  • CD: Run 10 minutes @ low aerobic intensity

This was a tough run but let me tell you, I was able to keep really good speed for the 18 minute main set. The warm up and cool down affected my average speed and pace but I would have to say I averaged about 6:30 for the main set.  Here is what it looked like graphically: 

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Hopefully I will be able to increase my speed even more… then again, I would be VERY happy if I could maintain a 6’30” pace on the run after my swim and bike!   I don’t seriously think I will be able to do it, and quite honestly, I have to get out of that mindset as I need to be careful about my first tri pace so I don’t BONK.  How embarrassing and disappointing would THAT be?

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Filed in: Running, Sprint Training, Triathlon • Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
 

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I was never really the athletic type. Sure, I played tennis in high school (and quite well, mind you) but running CERTAINLY was never my thing!

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